how do i create a workout plan

Setting Fitness Goals

Before creating a workout plan, it’s important to set specific fitness goals. “Lose weight” or “get in shape” are too vague. Instead, ask yourself what you want to accomplish and by when. Be honest with yourself about what’s achievable and create SMART goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound.

  • Specific: Define your goal in clear terms so you know exactly what you want to achieve.
  • Measurable: Establish a metric to track your progress and ensure you stay on track.
  • Achievable: Set a goal that is challenging yet realistic, and choose activities that you enjoy and can manage.

Once you have a list of specific goals, prioritize them in terms of importance, then set achievable targets you can meet every few weeks, or monthly. For instance, if you want to lose 20 pounds in six months, aim for two pounds per week.