holy smokes…it is only thursday. it feels like an entire week has gone by already! sheesh! with my work schedule in full swing and the holidays fast approaching, my schedule is getting way too full! between balancing 3 jobs, home life, exercise, and sleep, there isn’t much left over time to blog, watch my favorite shows, bake, or cuddle on the couch with my hubby! although, i would much rather be crazy busy than sitting around on my butt with nothing to do! so i do count my blessings that god has provided us with income and ways to use our talents.
so…when life is coming at you fast, often a healthy lifestyle is the first to go! so today i want to talk a little about scheduling your workouts! sounds silly but i literally have my planner laid out daily and a workout scheduled in! if i don’t schedule it, it doesn’t happen!
intense right? can you tell i just bought it and starting scheduling last week?! carson teases me that i don’t just use my iphone as my planner, but there is something about writing it down that i love! i got sooo sick of entering it into my phone that i decided to just a planner! back me up here…anyone else feel this way?? so here are a couple of steps to make sure that workout happens!
step 1. purchase a planner. i can always count on target for a great little planner:)
step 2. actually use the planner:) pull it out of the target bag and start filling in dates. buy one that easily fits in your bag so it’s easy to take with you!
step 3. lay out all the daily activities that MUST happen. i.e. work, school, etc…
step 4. now schedule a time each day to workout out! it doesn’t have to be the same time each day, just make sure it is in your planner and that nothing can be scheduled over it.
step 5. be prepared to get up early! with a busy busy schedule, sometimes the best time to workout is in the early am! i head to crossfit at about 5:30 most days to get in a workout before the day begins. it was miserable getting up that early to begin with, but my body has really adjusted well! cherish the days you get to sleep in and hit the workout a little later:)
i couldn’t agree more! there are times i DO NOT want to work out but feel a thousand times better after i do! even if it’s a short 10 min tabata work out!
so go get a planner and schedule that sweat sesh in!