Building Your January Training Plan
What gets the ball rolling might not be ideal for the rest of the year
It’s official - Christmas is 14 days away, which means there are only 13 more days until it’s time to visit a packed shopping centre to generate and fulfil a list of Christmas presents.
While I wish there were an alternative option, leaving it to the last minute is a great way to mitigate supply chain issues because you leave plenty of time for the shops to receive their stock.
In other areas of life, I’m much more organised and plan and execute accordingly. My training is back on track - strength is slowly on the move, and running is increasing each week.
Aside from that, there’s not much to report. It’s just a matter of practising what I preach to ensure that I adhere to training over the next few weeks, as routine goes out the window for a short time.
If I can do that, I’ll have a head start on strength and fitness for 2022 and build on this momentum in the new year.
It’s never too late to do this. Even if you start training during the final week of the year, it’s still going to put you in a better spot than starting day one in 2022.
In other news, we have our first question submitted and responded to at the bottom of this newsletter. I didn’t want to write fake questions or preface them with “so many people have been asking me”, when they haven’t, so it’s taken four weeks, but we’ve got one.
If you do have any questions, feel free to submit them. They are all posted anonymously, and more often than not, your questions are what other people have been thinking.
You can submit questions by leaving a comment at the bottom of the newsletter, replying to the email or getting me at email@example.com.
A Guide to DIY Training to Start the New Year
I’ve already talked about keeping your foot on the gas when it comes to training for the rest of 2021. There’s still enough time to make progress while building and maintaining habits that will put you in the driver's seat come 2022.
If you want to be organised and get the new year off to the best start possible, you can think about setting up a training plan to get you through the first phase of 2022.
But the plan you use to get started might be very different to the rest of the year.
When I was training clients in the gym, I was always told the new year rush was the busiest time. While this might be true for gym memberships, it wasn’t the case for personal training.