Whatever your fitness goals may be, one way to help move them in the right direction is by using a printable workout tracker.
Whatever your fitness goals may be, one way to help you work toward them is by writing them down and keeping track of them. Using a printable workout tracker can help you plan and keep you focused on your goal.
If you aren’t used to planning your workouts ahead of going to the gym, give it a chance.
Isn’t the saying, it takes 21 days to form a new habit?
Try tracking your workouts for a month. You might be surprised at how this change helps you achieve the best result yet.
There’s something about seeing your workouts written down versus just walking in and doing whatever comes to the top of your mind. With the plan in hand, you can knock out your workout without being distracted or sidetracked.
Using the printable workout tracker
Wherever you are in your fitness journey, a printable exercise log will help keep you accountable, stay motivated, focused and help you stick to a workout routine for years.
Without this consistency, you may reach the end of every year with little weight loss, strength or muscle gains.
You can track your strength training routine by including the exercise name, number of sets, number of repetitions and how much weight you are lifting by tracking it in your fitness log.
The information you collect can help you achieve your weight loss goals in an organized way instead of being on a random note on your phone or some piece of paper lost forever in your gym bag.
Why is tracking so important?
From my own personal experience, the best way to reach your fitness and health goals is to start with writing it down and taking the time to plan.
Depending on where you are in your fitness journey, it may seem a little daunting. But taking the time to plan your workouts is half the battle. The other half, of course, is following through – and that’s when a workout planner can make a huge difference.
Having an exercise routine written down can help keep you focused and help you keep track see how things are changing over time with your actual workouts. You won’t have to try and remember or wing it.
Putting this all into practice
You don’t have to wait to the beginning of the new year to start. You can start today.
Break down your overall goal into SMART monthly goals. And then you can break those down using the workout tracker.
Start out by tracking only a few key pieces of information at first. Gradually, you’ll create habits and maybe enjoy the ritual of sitting down every Sunday night before your week starts and seeing your data over time.
The more consistent you are about keeping track of your workouts, the better chance you’ll have at being successful – just like anything else you might try to achieve, organization is key.
Download this free printable workout tracker or you can purchase a workout journal.
I started with a printable workout calendar but found there wasn’t enough room to write down all the things I wanted to keep track of for each workout.
Regardless of your fitness level using the daily workout log can be beneficial to reaching your exercise goals.
Making a difference
Consistency is the key to achieving success. Too often we fall off the path due to frustration, boredom and lack of motivation.
Using the printable workout tracker is simple, flexible and easy way for you to track your workouts and make consistent progress towards your fitness goals.
Print out the free fitness tracker, hole punch it and add it to a binder or put them into a folder. A great way to keep them together is keep them in your gym bag so you always know where it’s located.
There is plenty of room to write down all of your exercises for your daily workout. You can write down the exercise equipment and bodyweight exercises you do.