Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

failing to plan is planning to fail
The holiday season is now in full swing and with less than a week to go, last minute shopping and preparing is consuming most of your spare time. In these moments, it’s tempting to relegate your workouts to “I’ll try to fit it in” status but this usually translates into zero workouts until after the New Year. By making your workouts optional they are no longer a priority and it’s much too easy to forget or blatantly ignore them. Failing to plan is one of the biggest reasons people fail to workout during the holidays.

Rather than giving up it’s time to start planning. By scheduling specific workouts over the next two weeks you will greatly increase the likelihood of following through. Look at your calendar now and create appointments for yourself to workout. If you don’t have an hour to commit, even a 20-minute workout is better than NO workout, but make the commitment to do what you can each day. Stay committed, stay strong and stay healthy; the new year is almost here!

- Jose Madrigal, Facet Seven Owner & Trainer

Layn Chess

With a decade of training in "All things Fitness" Layn Chess has competed in competitions from bodybuilding, ultra-running, and even Ironman triathlons. On top of obtaining his NASM CPT, he furthered his experience with certifications including FMS, MobWOD, StrongFirst Kettlebell SFG1, CrossFit L1, and USAW L1. He's worked with clients ranging from athletes to those with injuries, people trying to learn better technique to those just wanting to be healthy for a lifetime. Layn currently focuses on educating the community through social media and blogging.