Psychologists tell us, when starting something new like a new fitness plan, we become enthusiastic initially. Then we go through four phases before the new activity becomes internalized and part of our normal routine.
BE PREPARED TO EXPERIENCE FOUR PHASESThe four phases we experience when making a commitment to a fitness plan are Form, Storm, Norm, and Perform.
FORM PHASEThe excitement of beginning a new program is the unmistakable sign of the Form Phase. After making the initial commitment to a fitness plan, sticking with the plan the first couple of weeks should be easy.
In the Storm Phase, we begin to create excuses (conscious and subconscious) for missing workouts. This is by far the toughest phase to master.