At the start of the year I printed up 12 months’ of calendar sheets from an MS Word template. I inserted photos at the top right and an inspiring quote on the top left of each month.
You can despair when you have a setback. I advocate for taking the long view. Think in terms of the cumulative effect instead of getting upset over every slip-up along the way.
This is how I approach fitness and nutrition. Recording my workouts on the sheet for each month I can see whether I’m making progress.
As regards exercise too many people set restrictive or impossible goals like “I should exercise 5x per week.”
In Step 4 – Persevere of the Changeology 90-day action plan change makers are told to condemn the behavior not the person.
Tracking your progress is a catalyst in every one of the 5 Steps.
In the time of the pandemic it’s easy to give up totally when you have a setback like this.
Enter using a calendar to track your progress. You can see in black-and-white what’s really going on.
In the coming blog entry I’ll talk about my own fitness odyssey while living indoors since March 16.