Now that summer is over, and we are nearly a month back into the grind…screaming at people to get outta bed, packing lunches, crying over homework, screaming at people to go to bed…starting and ending the day with screaming…ABY…always be yellin’.
How about giving something to yourself so that you can better tolerate this nonsense?
Lord have mercy, we can come up with some excuses not to exercise. Ummm…I can’t exercise because…
I need to organize my sock drawer…again.
I need to surf the interwebs to buy clothes I don’t need.
I need to pin these workouts I won’t ever do.
I need to pop-in to Home Goods/Target/World Market to buy stuff my house doesn’t need.
What we ‘need’ to do is to exercise!
This fall, try to schedule your workout just like you schedule a haircut, a doctor appointment, a business meeting, a play date, etc.
Now, don’t get crazy and be all “I’m gonna exercise everyday”. Because when you don’t, you will get depressed. And you’re all like “I can’t hack it so I’m gonna eat this pint of Talenti Gelato and now I feel sick to my stomach from the sugar so now I need some Doritos”. Slippery slope, people!
Don’t set yourself up for failure; start small to get some wins on the board. This is a mind game, after all, and we have to outwit our own brain to trick it into doing things sometimes. Tell yourself – I’m healthy and health is a true gift – just say it out loud, right now! I’m gonna commit. I’m gonna take action by…looking at my week and scheduling the times I am going to exercise.
Let us break it down for you, Carolina Barre & Core style, and make those excuses vanish. They’ve got a class time for every schedule so go ahead – I dare you to say “I don’t have time”.
>5:30AM – If are a rooster, then get on up and get moving. You can be home before your husband goes to work (and in time to help with kiddos because he’s helpless) or if you’re a working gal, you’ll be home in time to get yourself ready to bring home the bacon.
>6:45AM – If you’d rather die than get up when it starts with a 4 or 5, then try 6:45AM. Tell yourself you can wake up and workout once a week at this time (you know you can) and then move up to twice a week.
>8:30AM – Kids have an early school start? Come workout right after! Go straight from carpool. Sure, you might sit in the parking lot for 30 minutes but everyone needs to catch up on the “news” on your People mag app or E! online.
>9:45AM, 11AM, 12PM – Still in pre-school jail? There are plenty of times after that 9AM preschool drop-off and before pick-up. Do it.
>11AM or 12PM – Working gal? Go during the day. I know this is hard to wrap your head around because perhaps when you’re at work, you’re in the “at work” mode and working out is just not a part of the brain pattern. Just try it once. Yes, you might get sweaty but hey, at least you exercised, and that’s what laundry and showers are for!
>4:30PM, 5:45PM, 7PM – Okay, I get it. You can’t get it done in the time slots above. Well, there’s a class for that excuse!
No excuses. You can do this.