Going to the gym is an important part of your day. Some people get to the gym bust out their workout and get out of there. Other people go to the gym and “stay busy” and after an hour or two go home. You can save yourself time and energy each day if you do a little pre-planning before you get to the gym. Planning a workout before you get to the gym is a great way to get a full workout in. Spending two hours at the gym is in most part highly ineffective.

The more time you spend at the gym the greater the likelihood that you will get burnt out of your exercise routine. This is because gym time will cut into your personal life and time with family. Planning a workout will get you in the gym and out of the gym on time allowing more time to spend with your family and get other things done. Soon your workouts will just become another thing you do during the day.

So how do you get into the right workout routine for yourself. First you have to answer a few personal questions about the gym. First do you want to workout in the morning or in the afternoon or evening? Next would you like to workout at home, run around your neighborhood or go to a gym. Lastly you have to ask yourself if you want to build muscles or work on your cardio to burn calories and lose weight.

If you want to workout at home there are plenty of at home exercises that you can do. Buying a treadmill or other exercise cardio equipment can help make working at home easier. If you are doing cardio outside around your neighborhood plan out each run and rest day. Plan how far and how fast you want to run and stick to your routine. Sometime checking off your runs on a workout sheet can help you stay on task.

If you are going to be working out at the gym check out this great workout planning website that allows you to plan each workout everyday of the week. Click here. There are a ton of websites like this one so if you don’t like that link find a workout routine that works best for you. The thing to remember is to just keep working! Good luck everyone.