Do you ever start the week feeling overwhelmed by everything you have to do in the days ahead?
Between work and family commitments, it seems like you won’t have time to to the workouts you have planned. 🤯(I feel you.)
That’s the worst. Been there, done that and still doing…😂(I feel you.)
You gotta do what ya gotta do for work and family. You can make a habit of leaving work and home, and that definitely helps, but you gotta be there for your family. And the two combined can sometimes leave you with not as much time as you wish for your workouts.
The best way to keep yourself moving forward and work with the time you’ve got is to:
👉🏽 Know what your ultimate goal is with your workouts. No, “being fit or strong” doesn’t qualify. It’s the WHY that you want to flesh out.
👉🏽 Know the most important things that you should be doing and work from the most important to the least.
But I’m a big believer in making lists to stay organized. And I noticed a big pressure relief when I started using a daily/weekly checklist for my most important exercises and stretches.
Then you look at your weekly and daily times to fit it in. Ideally, you have a minimum of a 3-day-a-week schedule that you are getting at least an hour in and a little in between of your most pressing issue/goal.
I call it Macro and microprogramming
This way, I will do a few things every day and week that I know will move me forward.
But as busy people we know, the ideal doesn’t always happen, so you have to be adaptable because we know our WHY and know that we need to do something about it.
Here is an example of what I do: I set up my schedule for Wed, Saturday, and Sunday big routines. Hopefully 1 1/2 to two hours. This allows me to get a proper warm-up, cardio (as a warm-up or routine), strengthening and stretching, and a cool own of myofascial stretching, ELDOA, and some GPS (global postural stretching)
On the other days, I hope to get 20 min of myofascial stretching, ELDAO, or GPS. This sometimes happens during the weekday, but more often than not in front of the TV at night.
But as Mike Tyson says, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.😂” So when I get punched in the face, I adapt.
✅What is the most pressing thing I need to do? For me right now, my ribcage.
✅Ok, how much time do I have?
✅ Ok, work from the top of the most important things to do.
It’s not so much when you break it down daily. This leaves you feeling accomplished; your body feels good and moves toward your goal
Let me know if it helps!
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