No matter what your exercise goal is, making a specific plan can help you be more successful.
Follow these steps to create your plan. Then bring this sheet when you visit your doctor so you can refine your plan together. You may also want a personal trainer or fitness expert who can help you with your exercise goals.
Why is this goal important to you? Make sure it's what you really want to do and like to do.
What is a long-term goal that you can reach in about 6 to 12 months?
How can you create short-term goals that you take week by week to reach your long-term goal?
What might get in the way of your reaching this goal? You may already know that things like time, money, or not liking exercise could get in the way. How might you get around these?
Who can help you meet your goals? Maybe friends, family, or a walking buddy? And how will you reward yourself? A movie, a special meal, or an hour to yourself can be a treat.
Questions to ask my doctor
See your success!
Creating this exercise plan is your first step to success. Post it in a place where you'll see it, and revisit it as you meet your goals. Nice work!
Current as of: May 5, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health