If you want the most benefit from a fitness plan, follow a specific fitness program.
Decide on what you want to accomplish with a fitness program, then work on designing a plan of action that will bring the results you desire. If you have a set program to pursue, you should track your progress and adjust as you become stronger.
Tracking your changes is really important if you’re participating in resistance training – you won’t know what to change if you have no idea of the progress you’re making. Documentation of your progress will encourage you to do better, and your subconscious responds by compelling you to make changes and increase your fitness program.
Write down the weight you’re using and repetitions you do for each set or exercise you do. You’ll naturally increase the reps along with challenging yourself. Increasing reps and weights – no matter how small – will amount to some significant improvement in the levels of fitness and strength as you progress.
If you don’t document your progress, you may find yourself continuing to use the same reps and weight, fail to improve, become bored and give up.
If you are just beginning a fitness program, and you’re trying to reshape and rebuild your body, start with taking a picture of yourself, front and back. Stick it on your fridge or a mirror you look into daily. Every couple of months or so, take 2 more pictures. It may take some time to see any significant change in your body. But in seeing results through the pictures you take, you’ll be motivated to continue on with your fitness program.