Here's the plan Stan

Posted by Jennifer Campoli on January 22nd, 2010
Filed under Coaching, Goals, Motivation | 2 Comments »


Happy Friday to you! I don't know about you, but on Friday I feel perkier and ultra excited about the coming weekend. Gosh how I love knowing that I have Fri evening, ALL DAY Saturday and ALL DAY Sunday to do whatever my heart desires! Well, most of the time that is. This Saturday I am actually taking my group exercise certification through AFAA. This is an all day event that will deem me appropriate to teach group fitness classes in the gym. Woohoo! I've been waiting for this bad boy for a while now and I'm psyched to get it under my belt. Soon enough I'll be all over the place teaching in New England! I have a lot of plans and this is one of the steps to get headed in that direction.

I spoke earlier this week about incorporating goals into my day and my life. I thought I would put together some of my current goals and share them with…well everyone? That's what you do when you blog! Share it with the world! :)

I can't emphasize enough how awesome a plan can be. This plan should fuel your motivation and give you that fire that you need to move in whatever direction you want! Your plan could be about making more money, eating better, losing weight, developing your professional skills, changing careers, running a marathon, anything anything that you are committed to doing. Here are those key steps for success:

1- Develop a vision. Close your eyes and picture yourself. Where do you want to be, what does that look like, what does that feel like. Think of all the juicy details and make it crystal clear in your mind. This step is about deciding what you want! What is your WHY! Have you ever really sat down and thought about what you truly want? This is the chance to create that vision.

2- Craft your plan. What goals would you like to set? What is your timeline and how are you going to make yourself accountable. AND WRITE IT ALL DOWN! Make the plan a visible part of your day. If you need to remind yourself often, print a few copies and hang it around in your home. The family or roommate won't mind, it may even inspire some change in them!

3- Set action steps. What are steps you will take in the next week to move towards your vision. Make them clear. Here is an unclear set of steps: I will exercise. Well, how many times sweet thing? When, where, doing what and for how long! Define everything! This is clear: I will exercise 3 days next week, cardio machine of choice and for 30 minutes.

4- Call in the support team. Who would you like to help you with your goals? What resources can you pull on. Do you have a friend or family member who can do some of this with you? Or someone who you can share your plan with so they can check in with you frequently and ask about it? Call in the reinforcements! Learn as much as you  can about these goals and ways to reach them!

5- Make your to do list. What steps will happen TODAY! I used to put everything off until Monday. Monday was always the big day for me. I started so many failed attempts on Mondays that now I sometimes despise that day! Start now- use the moment you have right now. Even if you take 5 minutes.

Alright, enough of my chatter. :)

Here is my current plan:

Jenn's vision: I am a strong woman who feels fit, youthful and energetic throughout the day. My mind is focused on the positive voice. I am a wellness coach working with others on bettering their life and well being every day. My exercise routine is established and a necessary part of my day. I am taking action towards my goals and dreams. I am embarking on a strong and healthy marriage.

My current goals:

1- Complete Insanity exercise program  & increase strength workouts

2- Read daily- personal development books

3- Complete Well Coaches training and certification process

4- Incorporate more balanced eating, focus on listening to my body

5- Develop blog and share what I am learning

Here are my action steps for the coming week:

1- Complete group exercise certification with above passing score

2- Start Insanity program on Monday- 6 days a week

3- Incorporate 3 days of strength training workouts

4- Read for 2 hours everyday (usually not feasible but I have a flexible schedule right now!)

5- Plan dinners for Mon-Fri ahead of time and shop for ingredients

So there you have it! What you will notice is that each week I may or may not have action steps that speak to every goal. Some goals will need more of your attention some weeks and others not. You do not need to feel overwhelmed with this process. We can't do everything all the time and all at once. Prioritize what is most important to you- what goals are more prevalent right now? Focus on those first. And then build in your time for others.

If you decide to run with any part of this or even need someone to check in with, email me! I love helping with this stuff!

Time to go study more muscle groups!

'Till next time,


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2 Responses to “Here's the plan Stan”

  1. Great post! Good luck with your goals!

  2. Thanks so much! Love your blog title :)

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