• MK

How To Form A Healthy Habit +Healthy Habit Tracker Free Printable

Updated: Jun 26

Determined to meet a goal but having trouble keeping track of all the little steps? Get the healthy habit tracker free printable here in this post to help! It comes in A5, personal, HP Mini, and letter size. (from ACOP)

how to form a healthy habit

Forming Healthy Habits to Reach Giant Goals

One of the many things I've learned as an elite athlete is that our major goals will not happen without taking a million teeny tiny steps - steps so small that they hardly feel powerful.

Combined though, the power of a thousand small steps leads us straight to our biggest dreams.

Since these smaller steps are so important, turning them into functional habits is key to reaching our bigger goals.

Turning something into a habit isn't always the easiest thing to do, but learning how to form healthy habits that stick is possible.

And honestly, it can be pretty simple! A healthy habit tracker can help keep you focused and organized.

If you're finding it difficult to stay on top of the small important things, there is a simple format you can follow to form a healthy habit. Using a simple tracker template can remind you of tasks and hold you accountable.

A lot of my fitness habits come from years of coaching, accountability of teammates, and external factors like my schedule.

Certain things, like foam rolling my muscles for recovery, became habits because we were told to do it during certain practices.

To this day, there are certain drills I'll do before a weight room session.

Life gets busy though, and structured days seem to fall apart and it becomes harder and harder to keep up with little things.

We know we need habits to stay healthy, but we either forget to to do them or frankly, just ignore them and do other things.

Seriously, even when you know you need to do something, failure to establish the action as a habit can mean it doesn't get done sometimes.

I was finally so tired of this cycle of forgotten healthy habits, I decided to take action and learn how to form healthy habits using a habit tracker.

What Is A Healthy Habit Tracker?

While it varies by person and the habit, it takes on average 66 days for a habit to become automatic. Habits are any of the little daily things we do that help us meet our larger goals and keep our life schedules on track.

A simplified example:

A goal would be to be able to touch my toes and hold for 10 seconds by the winter.

A habit would be to do a routine of 3 different stretches every other day of the week.

printable habit tracker

A lofty goal, like having a healthy diet, isn't just something that happens every day or overnight.

This goal is made up of a lot of different things, maybe:

  • getting enough vegetables,

  • watching calories, or

  • taking supplements.

That's only part of it and that's already a lot!

Huge goals like this can seem daunting when you look at the big picture.

That's where a healthy habit tracker comes in!

A good habit tracker template can make the process of reaching your goals feel way more manageable.

A simple habit tracker takes a huge goal and breaks it down into smaller, manageable steps. You can keep track of the changes you're making and make sure you're keeping up with them.