One of the most common things I hear women say is, “I NEED to work out, but…”! It is most commonly finished with how they do not have the time.
No time for the gym
No time to walk during lunch
No time to walk after dinner
No time for the personal trainer to learn how to lift weights
No time to travel to an exercise class
No time to shop for workout clothes
No time to pack a towel, some water and an after workout snack
Just plain no time
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It can be so incredibly overwhelming to look at your busy week and then try to squeeze in another hour or two of something else to do! It’s a lot! I get it, trust me.
We are going to think about planning JUST ONE workout on ONE DAY because you have to start someplace, even if you are not a beginner and especially if you are! You are already busy, already doing the most and handling all of the things. To add yet another commitment can be where we start to shut down.
So just plan ONE workout.
Beginner? Start at 10 minutes, 20 minutes or 30 minutes. Let’s not jump all in with Overachiever Syndrome. Let’s cut ourselves some slack and not try to qualify for the Olympics on the first workout. Let’s not compare our former selves with who we are right now when we start exercising again! No, you may not be in a position to complete a 60 minute Zumba class or run 5 miles today, right now. If you really think and feel like you can, pull back just a bit and go easy.
Start off walking. If you are able, start with a light jog. Set aside your time and commit to doing some yoga or stretching. You can lift some light weights for strength training or do some old school calisthenics.
Pull out those old workout videos and CDs you bought from a late night infomercial. Go to the internet and look up “exercises for beginners” or “starting exercising again”. Choose one workout. You only need one!
Guard this time as you would a hair or nail appointment (because you can’t be out here looking a mess), and be faithful to it. After all, you are only planning ONE workout session.
The desired effect? To be able to say, “okay, that wasn’t bad so the day after tomorrow, I will do it again, just like THAT”! Before long, you will readily push things aside and rearrange your to-do list to make sure you can get in your regular workouts! That’s all fine and good, but for today, Plan Just One.
Start by doing what is necessary; then do what is possible; and suddenly, you are doing the impossible – Francis of Assisi
“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” —Jerry Rice
Get on a free call with me. For about 15 minutes (that’s not long) we can discuss your fitness goal, where you are in your health and lifestyle, and explore what ways you can begin to see change and improvement in your life through exercise, nutrition, and spiritual work.