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When your workout falls down the list of priorities

November 5th, 2012 No Comments

I hate it when I can’t find time or make time or am just flat out too exhausted to work out.  In all of those moments, a glass of wine is just so much easier and enjoyable.

Last week I was slammed with work and had to dig deep to find that hour for my workout everyday.  As I expected, at the beginning of the week I was able to make it to BLAST or the gym.  By Thursday, the hour and my energy wasn’t there.  The day flew by and then I had a pee wee football game to attend. Obviously that was more important than a workout.

But on Friday, my BUSIEST day of them all – a day that started at 6am, involved an 8am Target run, an hour drive to and from the location, and a 5 hour photo shoot (picture of me directing above) – I decided at 5pm I wasn’t making any compromises.  The hour was mine.  I was completely defeated, so I chose something easy: a 6 mile zone 3 workout (jogging and power-walking with weights, yes, I look like a mommy from the 90’s).  An hour and 600 calories later I was dead, but in a good way.  I felt like I finished the week strong and showed my stubborn self that the exertian did make me FEEL better.  Because I stayed on track, I didn’t make excuses so I could chow down on Halloween candy or not work out on the weekend.

My point is: I know you’re busy, I know you’re tired.  My goodness, I am too.  But if you can find the hour to do ANYTHING to get your heart rate up, you’ll see so many rewards.

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