Summer is gone and so goes play time,
summer fun, vacations and the free-feeling attitude that comes
with summer. It's back to school (good news for moms, not
so much for students), full work weeks with heavier workloads,
traffic as usual, and a more regimented schedule all around.
So maybe you're not the bikini time - get into shape
type. Maybe you are more of a regimented work schedule type,
and the end of summer is just what you need to get yourself
back to exercise, eating well and more invested in your own
health and fitness.
Training is essential to your mental and physical wellbeing
you know that. And with real life back in session,
you are going to have to find added inspiration to manage
a regular exercise regimen into your already busy schedule.
So lets find some fall inspiration. How, even though
you have been thinking about getting into better shape forever,
do you finally make it happen?
1. Schedule in your workouts and let everyone who could throw
off that schedule know your plan. Then get yourself committed
by setting up training dates. Schedule your workouts at the
beginning of the week for the entire week and make dates with
Book exercise classes, and make sure that you're committed
to a minimum amount of training each week. Everyone is busy.
So make sure to get your training dates with others set ahead
of time. And wherever possible get regularly scheduled dates,
which really works out well because you can schedule other
things around it, knowing ahead of time that its there
and you have someone else who is committed, too.
2. Think outside the gym to make it work in your schedule.
You already know that you can get up 45 minutes earlier than
before and get a really fabulous workout in. But if thats
truly asking too much of yourself, do half of your training
before work and the rest when you get home. There are so many
benefits to exercising morning and evening, and I highly recommend
this at least once a week.
3. Tell yourself the truth - If you know that you won't feel
like working out after a full day of whatever you do all day,
here's another option: Do a really tough 20 - 25 minutes of
training (intervals would be great) before you start your
day and then do a strong, but not too intense, 20 25
minute walk at lunch time. There youre done for
4. Get started and dont look back. Dont evaluate
or judge your workouts (or even your missed workouts). Keep
moving forward, keep the momentum going, and know that soon
you, too, will be looking back only to see how far you have
come, and how much you have changed.