Hey everyone – I can’t believe it’s Monday already – the past 4 days are a blur. Actually, the past week is all a blur. Busy busy followed by Jesse’s dad being in the hospital and company at our home kind of wore me out. I’m looking forward to more of a “normal” week to get a little caught up on things. Thanks to everyone who left a kind comment about Jesse’s dad on Friday – he’s doing better but still in the hospital because they can’t seem to figure out the source of the problem. We just keep hoping he continues to improve and gets to go home soon!
Despite being ready to go to bed at 7pm yesterday, I took a few minutes to plan out this coming week’s workout schedule. I do this each weekend for the week ahead – it’s hugely helpful for me when it comes to getting exercise into my daily routine. And because my schedule is different each day right now, having a plan is especially important for success in that area. When it’s a part of my schedule it’s no longer just optional, “if I feel like it,” it’s a part of my day that doesn’t get left behind.
I’d recommend that if you regularly struggle to “get in a workout,” you should try this approach and even schedule it in your calendar – treat it like an important meeting so that you won’t miss it!
Anyway, I just sit down with my planner/calendar and a notepad where I write out the week’s plan. This week looks like this:
sunday –> rest day
monday –> lower body strength + some cardio
tuesday –> run + walk
wednesday –> upper body strength + some cardio
thursday –> run + walk
friday –> active rest or afternoon Cycling class
saturday –> Shockwave class
While exercise is of high value to me, obviously, I also don’t pressure myself to stick to exactly this plan, and that works for me. I’ll mostly follow the guidelines I’ve set, but I’ll diverge as needed/desired. Life happens and somedays I just feel like doing a different workout than I’d planned. There was a time in my (recent) life when messing with my workout plan would nearly send me into a panic – Praise God those days are over. I now go with the flow, do the best I can, and don’t stress about it.
you’ll see in next weekend’s workout log post how well I stuck to this ;)
Do you plan out your week’s workouts? Or do you plan meals or self-care time?