Monday, July 23, 2012

Workout Schedule VS Actual Workouts

Work- full time
School- part time
Blog- all the time
Workout- 5-6x a week
Fiance/Family/Dogs/Friends/Social life- sometime in between
Chores- sorry Eddie, no time for that ;)

I am a busy girl.
Sometimes I don't make my workouts because I am tired.
There are days I don't realize why I am so tired and I beat myself up over skipped workouts.

I am starting something new for myself.
Planning my workouts and writing them down.
Comparing my estimated workouts to what actually happens.
There is no rhyme or reason to this other than I like having lists, crossing things off, adding things, and writing with colorful markers.

Because I like posting every little thing I do on here, I thought it would be fun to share with all of you.
I also want to encourage all of you to try it.
 So this was last weeks estimates VS actual. 

I worked out 5 days instead of the scheduled 6, but only missed my estimated total time by an hour.
I'd say I owned the week in workouts.

This weeks scheduled workouts.
I will share what actually happened next Monday, along with the plan for that week.

Monday is always a rest day for me, UNLESS I have something one of the other days that week then I will adjust accordingly.

If I miss a workout, the world will not end...

If this is something you would like me to share on a consistent basis please let me know, I will work on making it more "official" looking. 
Because on JKS we're all about professionalism.

Anyway give me some feedback, some ideas, some desires.
Or simply don't leave a comment.

Either way, it's all good!


  1. I really LOVE this idea of documenting your workouts beforehand! I normally log my workouts after but I think the pre-planning gives you something to set out to do. Another great post! :)

    1. Thanks Kristin, try it with me! See how you do!

  2. I keep my schedule on a calendar. Like an old school 12 months, with pictures and squares calendar. It helps me look at where I have been in the past and how much I have improved. That would be my only suggestion, that way you can see what you accomplished previous weeks.

  3. Awesome this and love how you
    document it!

  4. I really like this idea and I think I will start it now! By the way - your schedule looks like mine except instead of dogs I have kids and a husband instead of a fiance :)

  5. BTW - how did you start your t-shirt shop?? and I am a list maker as well!

  6. I so do this. I have my half marathon training on the fridge, and next to it is an empty schedule to write in what actually happens. I find that I am much closer to doing what I want when I use this strategy. ya know, just another form of accountability. :)

    hope it helps you!
    & dont beat yourself up. the body needs rest. just listen to what its asking of you.

  7. Great idea. I waffle about what workouts to do & then do nothing. The 'fancier' the schedule the less I am likely to do it. A list in a notebook works for me but I have printed some blank calendar pages and may just give that a try. Looking at my week in advance to know when I need to be at work early will help plan my rest days.

  8. Great idea! I keep my marathon training schedule with me at all times. I write in what actually happened, and totals for the week against what my plan totals were. It is a little messy as the different mileages are in different colors. I like Charlotte's having a blank schedule next to it to write what happened. I may add in a blank column next to each so I can record the actual.

  9. I used to write everything down but now I'm fortunate to have a workout schedule that's pretty much set in stone. I like your idea, though, of writing down the intended workout and leaving space to pen in the workout that took place. You're right that it's important to remember that sometimes, whatever we end up doing (or NOT doing) for our bodies is what's best!

  10. I love the idea of doing this! I feel like seeing the progress and the achievement will keep me going. And keeping them to look back to see how I dealt with busy times will help. Thanks :)

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