02 Jan Scheduling Workouts
I’m sure we can all agree that the HARDEST part about working out is making time to workout. If we had all of the free time in the world and we genuinely wanted to workout, WE WOULD–no questions asked.
I know you’re probably saying, “I need to workout but I work a full-time job and it’s impossible,” or you’re saying, “But I have SOOOO much to do once I get home from work.” Well I hate to break it to you, but all of those are excuses. I’m sure you can make time to go dine in at a restaurant for an hour or you can make time to watch tv on Thursday nights for Scandal. I’m saying this because we make time for what we want.
I’m not saying I’m perfect, BUT I was once in your shoes. I had an excuse for my excuse which wasn’t excused for the initial excuse. When I began working out, I was working a part-time job so I had a bit more time than the average person. I would wake up between 5-7 am before work to get at least an hour workout in and in the evening after work, I would go back for another hour. YES I was doing two-a-days for 5-6 days a week.
Trust me this didn’t continue once I obtained a full-time job. My workout routine changed drastically. I found myself being extremely tired from working 8 hours and only wanted to relax. I admit, I did slip up for a month and stopped going as frequently. However, I didn’t let my short hiatus deter me from getting my butt back into the gym. Instead, I found a more efficient schedule that allowed me to work, come home and rest for a few and watch my nightly shows. Depending on the day of the week, I would workout from 7:45-8:45 pm to be back home in time for my 9:00 pm show or I would wait until 10:00 pm to workout after my shows have gone off.
I’ve said all this to say, the more excuses you give the less improvements within yourself that you see.