We are here to fill your buckets with some of our weekly INSPO and our #NEVERMISSAMONDAY roundtable talk. (we realize it is Tuesday, but real life and kids off school has us a bit behind!).
At VFit, we are on the last stretch of our inaugural 21 Day Fitness Reboot with a group of over 100 rockstars. The success and energy of the whole process has us motivated for this week’s topic……
Today we are talking about plans. About the fact that imperfect plans for the present, far outperform perfect plans for the future.
Often times we can be our own worst enemy when it comes to taking action. We build up this notion of doing things “perfectly”, and if all of the conditions don’t seem exactly right, we just don’t do it at all.
We paralyze ourselves with this idea of perfection, and the second life gets real and things get “off” plan, we use that as permission to stop all together and try again at a “better” time
But today, we are here to flip that script right on it’s head!
“A good plan, roughly executed NOW, is better than a perfect plan NEXT week.”
BAM! Soak that in for a second, as we did after first reading it.
Your initial reaction may be “Wait, wouldn’t it be better to do something perfect a little later?’
Want to know why?
There’s no guarantee in next week being any better and so next week soon becomes next month, and then next year and pretty soon – never.
EVERYTHING could change, or not. You just don’t know. If you keep waiting for perfect conditions to get things done, you will wait forever. There is no perfect scenario in life.
Life is life, things change and happen every day that are out of your control. How you handle that change with ACTION is up to you!
Life is 10% made up of what happens to you and 90% how you react.
So what we want to do today is: take pen to paper and make a plan for THIS week.
Yes, this week, we know it’s Thanksgiving, that makes it even more important to do!
Holidays are such a special time, but we can really get caught up in all the details – from food, to travel, to family, and a wide range of emotions. So much can throw you off track in staying mindful, positive, getting in movement each day, and nourishing your body with nutrient dense food.
Monday – what’s your plan for today? Haven’t worked out yet? Commit at least 5 minutes to movement. Right it down, set a time next to it, and do it.
Did you meal plan yet for the week? If not, jot that down too. If you don’t have a real clear vision, broad strokes is fine. Here’s a ‘good plan’ version of a meal plan this week to help give you an idea:
This is on Maria’s refrigerator right now. She’s a VFit trainer and VFit Squad certified nutrition coach for members. There’s nothing cute about it and no one will ‘pinterest’ it for its design, but it’s a functional good plan for her workouts and meals for the family for the week.
Every single week, even if she doesn’t follow the plan exactly, she commits to writing up her workout/meal plan and puts it up on the fridge. Where she can SEE it every day and be motivated to do her best.
We firmly believe in planning both here at VFit and VFit Squad (our supplemental nutrition program for members) and although it may SEEM like more work than you have time for, it actually takes away a ton of guesswork from the week – once again buying you time in your precious and busy life.
Even a chicken scratch plan will save you from the panic of “What do we eat? It’s now 5pm and everyone is HANGRY – so takeout once again it will be” moments, because you already have what you need on hand for meals.
At VFit, we ask our team to book their workouts by reserving a spot in our classes. This isn’t meant as punishment. It’s proven accountability and even if you miss 5 of your 10 planned workouts, we guarantee the 5 you made would be more than if you didn’t book any!
VFit ‘studio’ is your bedroom, your living room, your basement, garage, hotel room, inlaws hallway, you name it!
As cute as all the planners can be in the world, many of the VFit trainers are busy realists and just getting our meal/workout plans down and on that fridge helps keep us all on top of life
All across the country teammates of our studio do the same.
What all ACHIEVERS have in common is the ability to PLAN and then TAKE ACTION. They get their workouts in because they’ve prioritized and set aside that time and made that commitment by singing up.
They get healthier meals in because they have planned them out. On crazy busy days like Tuesdays where the kids have swim, Maria knows to have a slow cooker dish going all day so there’s good food to eat, or has planned out leftovers to still get in good food.
Stop waiting for perfect, embrace the beautifully imperfect nature of your life and get ‘good plans’ in place to help guide those weeks!
We all have 24 hours in the day – that is not going to change.
When you prioritize your health and well being, those 24 hours can be lived at such a higher caliber that you may even feel like you created yourself more time! The payback from taking care of YOU comes in the form of increased energy, self-confidence, more presence in life and SO MUCH MORE!
Our jam packed live streamed online fitness classes start at 3A PST and go all the way to 9PM PST many days. We even have a VFit EXPRESS series of classes Monday through Friday that are 15 minutes start to finish. And if you can’t get a live class, we offer a full video library of on demand classes of each of our formats.
Feeling like moving forward with your (im)perfect plan today?
We sure hope so! Shoot us a note and let us know what option you are going for? We truly hope you take us up on some of these ideas and bring more movement into your life today and every day.
Rachele, VFit Owner and Maria, VFit Second in Command
P.S – And if you are looking to be surrounded by a positive and inspirational group of teammates and trainers that will change the way you approach life, the VFit team has a spot for you! Don’t go at your health and fitness alone.
Fitness is a superpower that transfers into every other area of life.
Our passionate team is here to cheer you on, make you proud and show you that fitness is not a punishment. In fact, let us be the best part of your day!