It’s been a crazy month. In addition to running our websites (HerSUPPZ.com & SUPPZ.com) and four Suppz Gyms, we also have two Papa Murphy’s Take-N-Bake pizza stores. Yeah, I know….fitness & pizza? I’ll explain in another blog : ) Anyways, I have been working most days in the stores lately so my blog hasn’t been updated…but, I have been making it to the gym!
People always ask me how I get to the gym when I am so busy. How can I possibly fit that into my schedule? Doing what I do, the hours and the travel between my husband and I are different most every day. But, the responsibilities remain the same. Add gymnastics, dance, ball games, homework, etc. with our three little kids and well, life is crazy! I am sure you can all relate.
But, with all the homework, housework, after school activities and work…how is it possible to make it to the gym too? How can you possibly manage this all?In my house, Sunday nights are golden. I set (or attempt to set) my fitness schedule for the week so I can’t make excuses. Here’s my P’s to fitting it all in…
- Put your workouts on the calendar – Some weeks certain days & times work, next week they won’t. Don’t skip those days, find other ones that work. Or hit the gym at night instead. Personally, I prefer early morning workouts.
- Plan – What workout are you doing? Make sure you have a plan before you get to the gym. Or maybe try an exercise class. Check out the group exercise classes at your gym to see what is offered for the week. Maybe even schedule in a run.
- Pack to Prepare – Food, clothes, music, etc. If you don’t have clothes or the right shoes, it can be an easy excuse not to workout. Don’t forget to pack snacks too so you have enough energy to workout (another excuse option). My bag always contains Quest protein bars, a pre-workout drink, and some protein powder. This way I am prepared for pre and post workout.
- Play Date – Find a “Fitness Friend”who shares your passion for bettering yourself. Making plans with someone will keep you accountable. I have friends that meet me to lift and others I run with. I look forward to the time we spend together exercising. Right now, it’s pretty much my only social time!
- Pay for it and hire a trainer – I have one! I actually look forward to my training days because I don’t have think about my workout. And when I want to quit, I get pushed & motivated to do another set. A great trainer is totally worth the investment. My killer leg days wouldn’t happen without the help of my trainer! (yeah, I do give you credit sometimes, Bobby)
- Push Yourself – The internet and social media is crammed with sayings that inspire you. Find one that speaks to you personally and make it front and center. Quite often it comes down to your mind over matter and we all know how easy it is to talk yourself out of a workout. Some days need a little extra inspiration. “Your Fitness is 100% MENTAL! Your body won’t go, where your mind doesn’t push it!” – one of my favorites
- Post about it – Social media is a great way to hold yourself accountable and to show off you newest PR. Take it to Instagram (follow me @ mrs.suppz) or your favorite site and post about it! You would be amazed all the encouragement that comes.
I hope you find time to “Fit” it all in! I promise it will be worth it.
#findyourstrength at the gym
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I write blogs about my accomplishments, my failures, my doubts, my goals, and my inspiration. But, it’s really not about me. It’s about real life and the challenges we each face and continuing to find your strength along the way. I want to inspire people, but I also want them to see the real me. I am just a normal person trying to do the best I can with what I was given. This is my journey and you have yours. Nobody is perfect…all the time. We all suck at things. -Mary Sheckler
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