Fall game plan

….is all about tying up loose ends from the summer, preparing for the fall and moving back to routine.

Have you set goals for the fall?  Make them concrete with specific time lines (short term and long term) but keep them realistic and do remember to reward yourself when you reach these goals whether they are small or big…you put the work in so enjoy.

  • Regain cardiovascular fitness by attending classes more regularly (set yourself a schedule, maintain your consistency and motivation by sharing it with a friend.)

  1. Plan your week, book your exercise appointments whether it is on your own/ with a buddy/ a class in your Daytimer/Blackberry/Phone calendar.
  2. Remember if you have to cancel a session/workout/class rebook it asap preventing you from letting slip by the waist side
  3. And if motivation has been an issue in the past think of ways to prevent this…have an exercise buddy/ someone you can call if you are going to blow off your workout that will not take your excuses and tell you to get moving.
  • Lose weight….Now decide how much and in how much time.  Put it on paper and keep it visible as a reminder.

  1. Write yourself a list of the nutritional changes your going to make and how you are going to do it.  Reduce sugar/adding fiber/reducing fat
  2. Learn more about nutrition and the small changes made that make the most impact.   Register for the Clean Eating Workshop on Thursday Sept 15at 7:30 pm
  3. Plan your weekly meals Sunday night so that you are organized (have all ingredients), create balanced healthy meals and keep variety so you don’t get bored
  4. Never go more than 2 1/2 to 3 hours without eating…keeping you from that starvation point where you will eat anything that is quick and readily available and generally not the healthiest choice
  • Tone and Strengthen How are you going to do this?

  1. Join a Total Muscle Conditioning class or Core strength and stretch
  2. Work with a trainer…either on a regular schedule or get a new program designed
  3. Keep it fresh… in order to make changes you need to keep changing demand…freshen up your program
  4. Stick to your workout schedule that is balanced and maintain at least 2 days a week resistance training.

  Did you know that a fitness assessment will give you a picture of where you are at far as strength, flexibility, leg power, cardiovascular,  health…and so much more?…giving you a number and comparing where you measure up to women or men in your age group.

Where are you at?

Giselle Bergeron-Raganold




~ by ellefitness on September 12, 2011.

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