Do You Re-evaluate Your Plan?

By HappySkinnyGirl

In the beginning of you weight loss journey did you create your own plan or took a “pre-packaged” plan? In the past I often chose a “pre-packaged” plan because I believed it was the fastest way to achieve results, because that was what they told me. However, I could never follow through because it wasn’t designed to fit me. By the time I went through 2-3 weeks I was exhausted, and just gave up. This is when you should start re-evaluating your plan and customize it, even if you have your own plan. Don’t blame outside circumstances or yourself for not having willpower!

I’ve been stressed and exhausted lately because I was trying too hard. My goal was to exercise daily 5-6 times/week and I wanted the scale to move down to a new low. I was doing things the wrong way. It’s not natural to exercise everyday, 5-6 times/week for longer periods. A normal thin person wouldn’t do it, so why would we expect ourself to have the motivations and strength to do it all the time? Well, I’ve to do it smarter!

My new workout plan is to exercise 2 days and then rest 1 day. Plus 1 week of rest for every 3-4 weeks. Rest is important for long term success so you’ll have energy to follow through. Don’t rest too much ’cause you’ll be lazy πŸ™‚ Also, I’m going to start writing a food journal so I can avoid any energy drain in the future. Do you re-evaluate your plan?

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8 Comments on Do You Re-evaluate Your Plan?

  1. Bobby
    April 15, 2008 at 2:56 pm (10 years ago)

    Excellent points that you make Jessica!

    “Don’t blame outside circumstances or yourself for not having willpower!”

    I agree with this, but only for people who get the proper information. Companies that want to sell a product or service, may not give the accurate info. When this happens, unknowing, but good intentioned and motivated people will not succeed.

    Rest is very important because it allows our muscles to build and strengthen (While we sleep), revitalizes us for our future work outs and helps our mind focus better. Yes, rest is not being lazy, but being smart!

    On any exercise program I have ever done (or do now) I re-evaluate it every 6 weeks or so. I also change it at this time as well, not only to keep my body interested, but to keep me interested too πŸ˜›

    Best of luck!

  2. Chie
    April 17, 2008 at 4:00 am (10 years ago)

    That’s a really good plan..
    I used to exercise daily and later on I get exhausted. lol! but honestly it really helps me lose weight.
    I’ll watch out for your other plans..
    and your daily recipe.
    have a nice day!

  3. Starlily
    April 17, 2008 at 5:57 am (10 years ago)

    I think that you’ve made a very good point. Practicing yoga has encouraged me to pay attention to my body. Circumstances change, sometimes we are fighting a virus or undergoing a lot of stress in our lives. Take what works for you, and leave the rest. I believe being flexible is an important part of a healthy active lifestyle. If I don’t manage an aerobic workout today, I may still hit the park with the kids or walk to the mall.

  4. John Fit!
    April 18, 2008 at 12:18 pm (10 years ago)

    Great Points! I love this blog! Good habits have to be a part of any successful routine.. I want the hot girl in the leaf to come check me out @! I’ll be waiting..
    John Fit!

  5. Heidi
    April 18, 2008 at 5:55 pm (10 years ago)

    Great article! I really can relate and think you are going about it the right way!

  6. Angela
    April 18, 2008 at 6:58 pm (10 years ago)


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  7. 365 Fit
    April 30, 2008 at 8:59 am (10 years ago)

    Exercise is what you make of it. Even though we do not specifically go out and “exercise” most days I would assume we do things that would still qualify. I walk to and from places and while it’s not planned exercise it is still me moving and doing something. I, like the rest of the commentors, agree with changing things up from time to time. It helps with the monotony and lets you refocus what you were orginally starting to do.

  8. Cynthia
    May 8, 2008 at 11:04 am (10 years ago)

    I think any plan has to come under evaluation. If you are making progress, then things can stay as they are. If not, why spin your wheels?!

    So yeah, re-evaluation is a good idea.

    The exercise thing is tough with an injury. There’s always the fine line of “Am I doing too much to allow myself to heal?” vs. “Am I doing too little to achieve the weight loss that will help with the injury?”

    Yesterday I did more weights… today I’m wondering if that was a good idea for my foot problems. Yet I know the body weight training burns fat for me, probably better than the cardio does.

    I just take it a day at a time, but I’d rather have a nifty set schedule, LOL!