Life is busy at the moment. I don’t have a free evening until December 18th and my weekends are pretty packed. Not that I’m complaining. It does mean that exercise is taking a backseat, especially as I’m not training for anything specific at the moment. When there’s no defined end goal, it can be easy to skip workouts or simply fail to schedule them in. My run on Saturday morning was a timely reminder that my fitness is waning, and I need to pay attention to it. Which is where my ‘Training for Life’ plan comes in.
When I’m training for something, namely a marathon, I am far far less likely to skip a pre-determined workout than if I’m doing it just for fun. As Ashley says, I’m currently ‘training for life’ so why not have a training plan for that.
I printed out calendars for the next few months, one copy for me, one for Tom (his is for his marathon training plan!) to stick to the fridge and tick off my workouts like I would any other training plan.
I’ve included my upcoming races, weekly Wednesday morning Project Awesome sessions, as well as the odd class that I know I want to try. My goal is to fill up the training plan each Sunday for the upcoming week to include at least 4 workouts each week plus a run! This way I am far less likely to skip a workout or fail to make time for them.
Obviously these plans are far less rigorous than a marathon or half marathon training plan, and my run plans will probably just be between 3-5 miles- until I join Tom on some of his runs, but I think this will be enough.
I’m ensuring that rest days are scheduled- probably two a week, as well as lower intensity sessions such as yoga/pilates (if these weren’t on the plan then I would definitely skip them!) I’ve also got two months worth of passes to Project Fit classes- (read my full review here) that I’m excited to attend for January and February to keep me motivated. I love the combination of cardio and weights in the classes- killing two birds with one stone! I love having at least one workout- Project Awesome– that’s in the plan every week, they name and shame if you say you’ll go then don’t show up!
What would be on your training plan for life?