Monday, February 20, 2012

Mondays with Coach Kourtney: Fail to Plan and Plan to Fail!

Routine; do you have one? It is so important to establish a daily routine in your life, especially as we are focusing on our goals, weight loss, career, and school, whatever your heart desires. A routine helps with so many different things in weight loss, the food that goes into your mouth, the activity that you do, and the exercises you will complete. Take a good, hard look at your schedule and ask yourself.

Do you have time to cook?
Do you have time for long exercise?
Do you like to eat at certain times?
How do you and how can you fit healthy eating and moving into your schedule?

This is the type of stuff you should be planning out each and every week, each and every month. I have a wall calendar and a planner that I write my monthly and weekly goals in every day, (I check things off as I do them). I also track my monthly progress every month, weight, measurements and body fat, which I chart and write on my wall calendar. I make my weekly food planner and post it on the fridge so that I know what to cook, or prepare Sunday and in the mornings to have my food for the day. I do this because, I am usually gone from place for upwards of 10 hours at a time!

If you leave your schedule to chance, you also leave your food intake to chance as well as your exercise. Chances are, you will grab fast food and sweets, and decide you are too busy to work out, or you are too tired at the end of a long day. This why it is so important to know when and what you have time to do, and what kind of food you need to have on hand to stay putting healthier food in your body.

As far as food, I make sure I have balanced meals in my fridge.  And when it comes to time, I also make sure I have enough to fit in both weights a couple of sessions of intense cardio. My food and exercise regimen keeps me fueled and energetic enough to keep up with my furious and full schedule, which can change on a whim. If I have to work out in the morning in order to keep my energy up for the day, I do. Plus, if I get my work out done in the morning…it’s out to the way and I ready to roll.

How ‘bout you?  What is your routine?

*Sidenote: Did you try a new exercise routine with some weights? Try making those weights heavier with the same routine from last week and see if you feel a difference by the end of the week. Let me know! *

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