Hi! Just a quick post to pop in, and let you know the positive effect of planning your workouts. I’ve written about planning your workouts before, but I know a lot of people feel they don’t have time for it.
I was browsing Pinterest for some mind-blowing “no excuse” quote or picture. I found this and decided it would do with an explanation:
Yes, one hour is four percent of your day – not a lot, but many people still feel like they can’t fit it in. How about half that? (2%) Or half of that? (Just 1%!) Case in point: Yesterday my summer officially ended. I was due back at school for meetings and room set-up. I knew my day would be hectic as Jonny and I had evening plans. I set my alarm clock for twenty minutes earlier, got up, and ran 2 easy miles outdoors.
It wasn’t the most intense workout, but I got moving, I got sweating, and I got it in. Can I tell you how good I felt when I was done? I LOVE starting my day off with a workout. I feel the benefits all.day.long. Straight after school, I came home, changed, and Jonny and I met his cousins and uncle to watch batting practice before the Cardinals game.
Kung Fu Panda from the Giants tossed Rose a ball!
Even though she’s from LA, she still bleeds Cardinal red! My parents joined us for the game, and unfortunately, the Redbirds got creamed. Oh well, it was a nice night nevertheless.
My point of the post is this: I was gone for 14 hours during the day, but I still managed to get in a quick workout. 20 minutes is nothing compared to the 24 hours each day gives us. Today will be another exceptionally long day, but I’m planning on going to another CrossFit Intro class this evening, after I wake up and run my one-mile in the morning. Plan for it. Fit it in. Get it done. No excuses.
Do you plan for your workouts? Do you make it a priority?