Hold My Calls - I'm Working Out!
Updated: Apr 18
For all of the tips and advice you read on fitness, you can’t execute if you aren’t actually working out!
When it comes to fitting in a workout, most of us claim to do the best we can within our busy schedules.
However, there is one big problem with folks who don’t work out often enough. They’re lacking in the scheduling process.
This problem is often the result of “finding the time” to work out versus “making the time” to work out.
“Finding the time” indicates that working out (or whatever you are wanting to do) is of the lowest priority.
“Making the time” tells you and others that you have scheduled time for yourself and aren’t going to do anything else in its place.
Here are some of the key benefits of scheduling workouts:
✅You are more committed.
The more ingrained your workout routine becomes in your normal day, the more consistent you will be. Before long it will be just normal for you to pack your gym bag for the next day after you make your lunch each evening.
✅More balanced workouts.
A scheduled workout allows you to be consistent and to develop a balanced workout of strength, flexibility and cardio training (including interval work) each week.
When a workout lacks consistency, we may lean on performing one type of training. This is possibly due to what is more familiar and what you think you can fit in on that particular day or time.
✅You’re likely to take rest days.
Rest days are not optional, but essential! They allow your muscles the necessary time to recover from physical activity. When you have a scheduled workout routine, your body will welcome rest days. It’s more impactful than if you worked out once or twice a week, then took several days off.
✅Your workouts are more social.
When you work out consistently, in a scheduled fashion, group training or fitness classes become part of your social circle. Classes or training groups are about the workout but you also get to know others and have fun.
✅You can track your progress.
Scheduling helps keep you on track toward your goal.
Whether it’s writing down your progress or taking pictures or videos, think of it like taking notes/minutes of this very important meeting you just had with yourself. You can make adjustments for future workouts even down to whether a better time to workout is necessary.
✅Improved commitment overall.
Scheduling workouts can potentially help you schedule and commit to other things in life, too. You see that you are able to make a workout schedule and stick to it. This can help change your views on other tasks in your day-to-day life.
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