An exercise plan is essentially a ‘road map’ that clearly identifies the steps needed to take, to reach your desired destination. Research has shown that goal setting greatly increases the chances of adherence and the achievement of outcomes. Without structure, you likely have little awareness of training goals and strategies to accomplish them. Want to get big and strong but eat very little, over do it on the cardio and lift light weights? Want to get lean and build muscle but eat too much, do no weights and all cardio? Are you following the latest “Kim Kardashian’s Intense Workout”? How do you expect to achieve your desired goals, if you’re following a program that’s all wrong for you? For some, hiring a personal trainer to guide you through a fitness regime 2-3 times per week isn’t affordable, so a following a customised program might fit more to your budget. Don’t like running? Love running? Hate weight machines? Love dumbbells? That’s fine! No matter what your likes or dislikes are, you can have an effective exercise program designed based on what YOU enjoy doing! Once you have decided on your goals and the type of training you want to engage in, creating consistency means being realistic about how much time you have to devote to your regular exercise regimen. To achieve and maintain your fitness goals, regular exercise, good nutrition and the other components of fitness have to become a regular part of your life. Once you start putting the plan into practice, you’ll see that having simple, achievable steps laid out in front of you helps motivate you to succeed. More importantly, having a fitness plan laid out for you means that you never lose track of what you’re supposed to do next. Staying on track is as simple as reading and implementing the instructions you’ve left for yourself.