Some Questions to Consider When Developing Your Health and Fitness Plan


Ethan & I saw the movie “Mr. Holmes” (as in Sherlock!) last year.  It got me thinking about how we have to do some good detective work when it comes to our own health & fitness.

A good detective knows that gathering evidence and finding answers takes time.  It’s the same with me and you.  Grab a journal and start taking some notes.  

Some things to observe:

  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Sleep habits  
  • Mood

Some questions to ask:

  • How does my body respond to my workout?  
  • How does it respond to my sleep schedule?
  • How does it respond to my eating habits?
  • When do I find myself dragging?
  • What foods seem to satisfy and give me energy?
  • How many hours did I sleep on the days I feel most refreshed?
  • When I label a day as a “good” day, what did I do?  How did I feel to come to that conclusion?  Then on the flip side, do the same for a “bad” day.  

Maybe you’re in a training slump.  Maybe it’s time to switch it up a bit.  Make some changes then observe how your body responds to this way of training.

It’s the same with our nutrition. Finding out what properly fuels my body, gives me energy, staves off hunger takes some time & information gathering.

You see, you and I are each “fearfully & wonderfully made”. Our fingerprints are different & unique. The hairs on my head have been counted, & I’m sure it’s not the same number as yours.  Why then do we seem to think that there is a way to eat & exercise that is the same for everyone?? Instead of studying your friend’s or your personal trainer’s eating & exercise plan, how about taking some time to investigate your own?

Begin to consider the questions above.  It’ll take time.  But you HAVE the time.  Good detectives stick with a case until they solve it.  They build on information they have and keep looking for more.  It’ll take some trial & error, but when you begin to appreciate the very unique YOU that you’ve been given to care for, you’ll realize that there’s no one else quite like it….. And that’s a beautiful thing!

If you don’t know where or how to begin, reach out to me.  I’ve been helping women figure out their fit and find freedom in the process. Let’s get you so interested in what’s going on with you that you don’t have time to worry about what everyone else out there is trying.  

Tell me, what do you do to ensure you have a good day?  

5 thoughts on “Some Questions to Consider When Developing Your Health and Fitness Plan

  1. It’s great that they have a coach like you who recognizes the differences and can help them honor that. I see too many trainers try to fit clients into “one size fits all” plans.


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