Mapping Out a Fit Year – 2017

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Mapping Out A Fit Year

Fitness is always on the top of many New Year’s Resolution lists.  In order to keep my fitness goals I started planning out my fitness programs for the year (See my 2016 Plan).  Staying healthy requires having a plan. I don’t really enjoy working out so having a plan and a program to follow helps me stay on track and stay motivated.  I’m sharing my plan for a fit year and showing you how to create a plan that works for you, including a free Mapping Out a Fit Year Template available in my resource library. 

Plan for a Fit Year -2017

Mapping Out A Fit Year 2017

I’ve mapped out a workout plan for the year with all my favorite Beachbody programs to help me stay on the right track.

Actually doing the programs helps me push myself a little harder because I like to check off the boxes and complete each program. Otherwise I end up picking the easiest or quickest workout just to get it done. Check out my full reviews for 21 Day Fix, T25, Brazil Butt Lift, and 10-Minute Trainer.  Be on the lookout for a Core de Force review soon!

Action Plan

Here are all the steps for planning your own fit year.

Choose Workouts

Select the workouts you want to do.  It can be anything but it’s got to be definite.  Workout programs like the ones Beachbody provides are easy to follow and already scheduled out for you. You can even access them on-line.

If you’d rather go to the gym, walk or take classes you’ll need to make a schedule. Don’t just say, go to the gym or go for a walk.  Create a schedule for what muscle groups you’re going to work each day, what cardio you will do and for how long.  If you’re going to walk or run make a plan for how long either by length of time or miles.  Having a definite goal will give you something to aim for and improve your results.

Be sure to give yourself some wiggle room and a little more time than needed to complete most of the programs.  Because, well life and vacations and work trips, etc.

Enter your schedule into the Mapping Out a Fit Year Template.  You can access the template in my free resource library. Get the password for the free library by subscribing at the bottom of this post.

Print Your Plan

Once you’ve got your schedule planned out it’s time to hit print. At the beginning of the year print out all the schedules. Then put them in order.  I use a clipboard I keep in my work out room.  You could print as you go but doing it this way you’re committing to getting them all done.


I chose the timing of each program for a specific reason.  I like to start off the new year with the 21 Day Fix because it’s a great way to get back into good exercise and eating habits after the holidays.  Core de Force is the latest Beachbody program so I’ve got it lined up next.  T25 is a great way to get in shape for the upcoming summer months.  Brazil Butt Lift does a great job of perking up your bottom and abs for swim suit season.  Another 21 Day Fix before school starts is good for reinforcing healthy habits before the business of the school year. Another round of T25 to keep in shape before the holiday season.  10 Minute Trainer to end the year because December can be a little hectic.

Join Me

I’m pressing the reset button on January 9th if anyone wants to join me on the 21 Day Fix. Comment below and we can hold each other accountable!  Make sure you check out my Weekly Menu posts for 21 Day Fix menus and meal ideas. I’m trying a new approach this time which I’m excited about because I usually struggle with planning meals for this program.  If it works I’ll be sure to share.

How do you plan on staying healthy this year?

Sunday Fitness & Food Link-UpI’m linking up with IlkasBlog and Marathons & Motivation.  Visit the link-up to find fun fitness ideas and healthy recipes.

2 thoughts on “Mapping Out a Fit Year – 2017”

  1. I love the way you mapped out your year! I pinned it to check it all out. Thanks for linking up at Sunday Fitness & Food 🙂

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