Over the years of studying and learning from successful people, I’ve learned that planning, preparation, and practice are three key principles that have produced consistent results in their lives.
I’ve developed this review and planner to help you to learn how to deliver more consistent results in your health, as well as all other areas of your life.
I encourage you to use this simple ‘fill-in-the-blank’ planner each month to help you to maximize your time and your results.
How to Use This Planner
At the end of each month, take the time to review your month and plan for the coming month. Have your worksheet completed before the start of a new month. Invest in a binder to store all of your worksheets so you can review them and note your progress.
I encourage you to invest in a new book or Bible study that will help you to focus on the new habit that you will be practicing each month.
If you fall off, I suggest you pick up from where you left off before moving on to another habit.
What Each Section Means
The month is simply the month that you’re entering in.
Target Goal Weight
This refers to your final goal weight. As time goes on, you may need to adjust it depending on your progress.
Target Goal Date
This refers to the date that you will achieve your goal. It is based on the S.M.A.R.T. principle for goal setting.
This is your weight on the first day of the month.
Starting and Ending BMI
This is your Body Mass Index at the beginning and the end of the month. BMI refers to your body/mass index, which measures your body weight in proportion to your height. You can learn how to calculate it here: Body Mass Index Calculator.
Starting W/H Ratio
Your waist-to-hip ratio is another important measurement of overall health. It is an indication of where you carry your weight. You can calculate it here: Waist to Hip Ratio. Take these measurements at the beginning and the end of each month.
Share one or more successes you’ve had in each of the following areas at the end of each month:
Spiritual – What new truth have you learned? What new habit have you developed? What were you able to accomplish in the Lord’s strength?
Physical – What new habit or skill did you practice? What new activity did you try? What new food or recipe did you try? What were you able to give up?
Mental – In what areas are you experiencing new levels of peace? What new thoughts are developing? What old thoughts are disappearing?
Spiritual – Where do you feel stuck in your faith?
Physical – What habit did you stop practicing? What faulty patterns did you revert back to?
Mental – Where did you feel stuck? What lie were you believing?
This is where you will record a shift in your awareness. Record a deep insight that the Holy Spirit has revealed to you that you know will permanently change your life. It could be a principle, a scripture, or a new understanding of yourself.
This Year’s Theme (if applicable for you)
This is the theme you chose if you were with us in January. It was based on what area of our life we felt God was calling us to develop. If you weren’t, you can bypass this box. Or, you can learn more about choosing a theme here: The Power of Purpose.
My Focus for this Month
If you chose a theme, it will need to be broken down into manageable, bite-sized pieces. This is what will keep us from getting overwhelmed. For example, if your theme for the year is Freedom, then maybe one month you will feel led to focus on discipline, submission, or trust. You will know when you spend time with God and listen for His guidance and direction.
Select a scripture that you will use to help you maintain your focus for the month. It can be related to the new principle you are learning, the new habit you are practicing, or whatever scripture the Holy Spirit lays on your heart. Memorize the scripture each month.
New Habit Practiced
Each month, you will be practicing a new habit. It might be in the spiritual (prayer), physical (drink more water), or mental (renewing your mind) category. This habit will be based on what God has revealed to you in the previous month. It’s always about progress, not perfection. Each month you will practice a new habit until you’re able to master it for at least 21 days. If you were not able to practice the habit for 21 days, then restart it again in the next month.