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Free Printable Exercise Worksheet and Log


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I’ve always been a fair-weather exerciser. I do it for a while, but always find something better to occupy my time and stop.

Besides being a mom to my 4 kiddos, I have all of our home management, homeschool, and blog stuff to tend to, so finding the time to exercise never seems like it is that important.

I made a plan recently to start exercising again and even though I am apt to being a quitter I do have a few tips that have helped to keep me on track for a little longer than normal.

  • Pick a time to exercise and stick to it.
    • I’ve found that if I pick a certain time and exercise at that time every time I am more likely to stick with it.
  • Don’t exercise every day(or only do cardio everyday).
    • I know it seems counter intuitive, but not working out every day gives your body a chance to rest in between cycles. (Especially if you are not used to exercising)
    • Instead, make a schedule like this: 2-4 days on/1 off
      • My schedule looks like this:
        • Off: Sunday
        • Exercise: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
        • Off: Thursday
        • Exercise: Friday, Saturday
  • Make an exercise log.
    • Keeping track will help you know you’ve accomplished something.
  • Start small and work your way up.
    • Don’t try to do 50 push ups and 80 sit ups within the first week.
      • I start with 5-10 reps of each exercise (15 minutes of jogging) then increase by 5 every cycle. For example:
        • 10 crunches Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
        • 15 crunches Friday and Saturday
        • 20 crunches Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
        • etc.
  • Set goals.
    • Set a goal for each exercise. “I want to be able to jog for 1 full hour without feeling exhausted by this day.”

I made a worksheet and a blank exercise chart to help me get started, you can download both below.

Exercise Worksheet

Exercise Log

Do you have any suggestions regarding exercise and how to keep it up? I could use the motivation. If so, I’d love to hear it, let me know in the comments below.

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Author:

I'm a 30 year old stay at home mom of 4. I have been homeschooling for about 2 years now, and am a 2nd generation homeschooler. My oldest 2 children attended public school before we started homeschooling. I am a compulsive organizer and cleaner. I HATE clutter and crumbs! I also love to craft and come up with fun ideas to do as a family! Before staying at home I ran a daycare, then was the bar manager of a members only club. So not only do I have a background with children, besides my own, but I have a background with childhood education and a background in business and financial management.

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