Monday, January 17, 2011

Motivation Monday: Find a Fitness Plan

I applaud anyone who has consistent exercise motivation. I find that mine ebbs and flows, sometimes I'm raring to go, sometimes I have to give myself a push and occasionally, I'm like a mountain, totally unmovable. I find that I'm at my consistent best when I have a plan, like when I did The New Rules of Lifting for Women program and the Self magazine plan.

There are tons of fitness plans out there. Books, magazines, websites, videos and so on. I have been waffling a little about my next plan to get me motivated and training regularly again until I had the good fortune of finding a used copy of the 2nd edition of Brad Schoenfeld's 28-Day Body Shapeover in the buck bin.  I love how the workouts are laid out, 28 days of alternating lifting, high intensity interval training (HIIT) and rest days.  There is also a daily nutrition plan, exactly what to eat five times a day.  I'm not sure how closely I'll follow that but I'll be sure to keep you updated on my progress once I finish the book and get started on the workouts.

A pre-fab plan is good because you can try it out for a week to see if it's something you'll stick with.  At the very least, you will have gotten yourself moving while trying something new. 

If you are looking for a fitness plan to get you started, check out the fitness section of Prevention magazine's website.

That's Fit is another resource for fitness plans and information. 

Do you have a favorite resource for fitness information and inspiration? 
What is your current fitness plan?


  1. Oooo,ooo - that 28 day shapeover is what I did before I did NROLW. It got me lifting heavier and more structured. It is a very good program and I saw results in 28 days. I do have the before and after shots of that month on my blog.

  2. My sister, my friend and I do it in ten weeks intervals. We make a bet, we can exercise for X times a week for 10 weeks and if we fail we have to give $100 bucks to something we wouldn't do, my friend has to join a dating service if she doesn't exercise, I have to donate $100 to the opposite political party! I joke that I need a bobble head with a fake 100 dollar bill sometimes to remind me, but it works!