Ever see a picture of yourself and say, “I need to get in shape”?
I wish I could say it was the pictures from this weekend that made me realize I needed to change something, but I’ve known for a while. My running regime has become very lax lately. With everything going on and working and freelancing and hardly getting to see Mike, fitness fell off the priority list.
In order to work running back into my schedule, I literally had to add it to my schedule and create an exercise plan:
See those purple events? That is my Fitness google calendar (I know I am a huge proponent of physical planners – but for the big stuff, I have to use Google so Mike & I can sync and he knows what’s going on).
If you’re like me and want to try to start getting fit, you have to schedule time for fitness. That is the only way you’re going to find time is to schedule it in advance.
A few notes on my exercise plan:
- On days when I know it won’t happen – I mean, I work all day on Tuesday — I am not planning to make it to the gym. Don’t schedule it when you know it won’t happen. I know there is no way I will wake up early enough on Wednesday to get into the gym or even go for a run to make it to the doctor on time. Be realistic.
- I am not planning to go lift weights for hours on end. Two of my “exercise” days consist of just walking the dog at the park. I’m getting back on the wagon – not lifting the wagon above my head and running a half marathon. Keep it simple.
- I’m not going to get down on myself if it doesn’t happen exactly as I plan. Plans are great and that’s why I use them all the time, but it won’t be the end of the world if I don’t end up running when I plan to run. You have to understand that life happens and priorities can shift. Don’t worry if it doesn’t happen how you’ve planned.
I hope that my exercise plan for this week can help you create your own. How do you make time for exercise and fitness? Share with us in the comments!