1. Write it on your calendar. I don't do it so much when I am not in training, unless I really get off track, but I like to write a rough guideline of what I'll be doing each day on my calendars. For example, on my calendar today I wrote, "4 mile run, 60 minutes yoga, and 40 minutes strength training". This is a rough guideline, I know that there can be a little wiggle room if I get sick or something like that. However, having it in writing makes it more official.
2. Profess it on your blog or somewhere it's seen by others (aka the refrigerator). I like to write a weekly fitness plan on my blog. It helps remind me of what I plan to do for that week and putting it out to the public holds me a little more accountable. I mean nobody likes to say they are going to run 10 miles and not go out at all! Some times your plan goes a little astray, but by keeping a record on your blog or somewhere public can help you see where you may have gone wrong or if you are burning out and need a little variety. Here is my fitness plan for this week:
Monday: 4 mile run + 60 min. yoga + 40 min. strength training
Tuesday: 50 min. cardio + boot camp
Wednesday: Boot camp + 40 min. run + 30 min. other cardio
Thursday: 50 min. cardio
Friday: 40 min strength training + 3 mile run
Sunday: 5 mile run
3. Include classes in your schedule. If you notice in my weekly fitness plan, I try to take a yoga class every Monday. That is usually my only regular class I take, but I like to mix in a spin class or a Just Pump class to keep me motivated every once in a while.
4. Write monthly goals on something you see every day. I write my monthly goals on my planner, because I look at it everyday to see when I work and what appointments I have that day. This month my goals are to do cardio 5 days a week, strength train 3 days a week and eat 7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. It has been proven that those who write their goals are more likely to accomplish them versus those who don't write them, so get writing!
5. Have a goal. Having something like a race (ie; 5K, marathon, etc.) or an event (ie; wedding, class reunion, etc.) to keep you motivated and give you something to look forward to being in your best shape ever.