The next step in planning your weight loss goals is to set up a daily schedule for yourself. You need to decide when the best time is for you to exercise. For instance, if you’re not a morning person, getting up two hours earlier than you’re used to is probably not a good plan because you’re likely to miss many mornings.
At the same time, if your job causes you to work late into the evenings frequently, scheduling your workouts after work is not a wise idea either. You can also schedule your meals, including the times you eat each day, and schedule what your meals will be. The best thing to do is to schedule them out for a week at a time and make a list and stick to it. This is important so when you go shopping you’ll not be as tempted to impulse buy or stray off of your diet. This is a very common weakness so pay special attention to this tip. Eyes straight ahead at the check out my friend! Lol!
Keeping Yourself in Check. If you have a specific schedule to follow, you’re more likely to stick to your goals by writing everything down in a journal or other recording device like a smartphone. But, if you do miss a scheduled workout, or have an extra snack, you can keep note of it and vow to do better the next time.
Knowing What You Are Doing Each Day. Having what time you’re supposed to be doing your workouts or writing down the meals that you eat each day, can keep you in the know ahead of time. And in this way you can schedule things around your workout times, rather than scheduling over them and just missing workouts altogether. This can be easy to do. If you start doing this, it will eventually snowball into increased times where you’re missing your workouts, until you’re thrown off track completely. This is another very common reason people get off track and fail.
Lose More Weight. By keeping yourself on a schedule, you’ll tend to lose more weight in the end because you’ll be likely to not miss any workouts, or very, very few in the long run. If you keep going back and forth and missing your workouts or skipping a meal and confusing your body’s metabolism, you’ll have a much harder time maintaining a steady rate of weight loss.
Bottom line. By learning the skill of how to maintain a daily schedule, you’ll reach your goal of obtaining a healthy weight.