Stick to your workouts - Keep a log

Monday, January 17, 2011
At the beginning of the year when I decided to knock off the yo-yo exercising, I also decided to start keeping a "workout" log. I went to the dollar store and bought a calendar. For each day that I exercise, I record amount of time spent on the treadmill (or any equipment), distance, and calories burned and/or amount of time spent strength training.

On days when I don't workout, I mark the calendar with a big red "X". When I see 2 or 3 big red "X"s in a row, I know it's time to get my butt back in gear. The log keeps me on track and ensures that I will go no longer than a few days, at the most, without exercising. Although I've only just started recording and using the "log" system, I am certain that I will not let a month, much less a week, pass without a workout.

Here's my calendar:

I'm telling you. It really works. No one wants to see a calendar full of big, red "X"s.

Do you have tips and tricks for staying on track? Please share...every little bit helps!

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