Sometimes we make excuses. Sometimes we get busy. Sometimes we get achy. Sometimes we get tired. Sometimes we get frustrated.
All of those feelings have been swirling around in my head the past week. I feel like I do not have time to stop and relax. This is my life. I work full time, I take classes part time, I have a 21 month old, and I train everyday. Then I tweet, blog, and try to do volunteer work as much as possible. It sounds over whelming but it is not bad.
You have to make time to workout for you. No one holds my hand and says ok Colleen tomorrow I'm bringing you to the gym and we will do this. I schedule my workouts now, I plan ahead. I find when I do this I am sure to get it done. I find when I workout I feel better both physically and mentally.
Today scheduling was crucial. I had to work early and I usually spin from 5:30 to 6:30. I only could workout till 6. So last night I set my alarm for 430! Early for me yes but necessary. I got up and went to the ymca early. I spun on my own for 20 minutes umtil class began. I was tired. I did not want to be awake ay at 430 but after that spin class I felt great!
It is not easy, it is not even always fun, but the bigger picture is: I love being healthy, I want to be a role model for my daughter, I want to live without my medications, I want to keep running races. So I will keep training :) seeing that calories burned on my polar hrm was a great way to start my day working toward those long term goals :)
What do you do to make sure you get your workout done?