In last week’s post I stated that in order to achieve your health and weight loss goals you need to engage in 5-7 hours of purposeful exercise each week (click here for a reminder).
This week I want to give you a little tool to help you get on target with your exercise routine and stay on target. It is called an adherence chart and using it is very simple. For each day you complete the behavior listed, give yourself an “X”, smiley face, or gold star. This gives you a visual reference as to how successful you have been in following your new behavior.
If you have not been exercising regularly, jumping in to 5-7 hours per week can be a bit too much to handle, so for this week’s chart I recommended 3-4 hours of purposeful exercise each week for the next 3 weeks. If you have been pretty consistent with a workout routine, and are ready to kick it up, feel free to reflect the change you wish to make.
So without further ado, here it is:
Download it, amend it, and use it as it works best for you. And don’t forget to leave a comment to let us know how you are doing.
Check back in a few weeks for an updated version to help you progress ever closer to your goals.
PS-This type of chart can work for any new behavior you want to implement whether it is related to health, fitness, relationships, career, etc.
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