Want to get fit? You gotta start working it in

Last week we talked about “working it out” and the magic of the number three. Getting three workouts under your belt is important for fighting through the soreness and for generating some positive momentum as you introduce a new habit.  This week is going to be about “working it in”.  Working in the time in your schedule, working in some changes to what you eat, working in reminders as to why you are doing this in the first place.

Tonight we are going to talk about time.  It’s the biggest challenge we face.  We all have busy schedules.  Kids, work, dates, side projects, beer can collecting, travel, whatever your thing is.  It’s all good stuff, but if you want to do this, you’ve got to prioritize it and you have to keep at it.

The truth of the matter is we all get 24 hours in a day.

Unless you know these guys..

…then maybe you already know how you did on the race and you’re trying to get better?

Anyhoo…..the point is we are all busy and you’ve got to find what gives.  If getting fit and having fun at it is not for you, by all means do yourself a favor and unsubscribe below.  I hope you stay, but I don’t want to be responsible for holding you back from something else you deem more important.

Also, you can’t beat yourself up when you miss a day (or four).  That’s going to happen from time to time.  That’s not who you are though.  You’re a crusher.  And crushers get out there and CRUSH IT! So back at it my friend.

To get you rolling this week, here are 3 tips to help you “work in” your workout:

Tip # 1 – Put it on your calendar
Go ahead, get out your calendar.  Set aside 45 minutes per day to do your workout.  Find a window that you can commit to it.  If planning the whole week is too much for you, just look at tomorrow.  You can watch one less TV show at night, wake up 15 minutes early, go to bed 15 minutes later, work through lunch and head home early. You can find a secret window of time. Schedule it.  Do it now.

Tip # 2 – Do step 1 the day before
This is going to sound silly, but it works.  What’s the one thing you do first when you go to work out?  Gather your clothes, grab a snack, make coffee?  Do that 1 step the night before.  This accomplishes two things.  1. It gets the brain thinking about the next day and 2. it creates a tiny little bit of momentum in the form of commitment.  By putting out your clothes, or prepping the coffee maker you are making a tiny commitment to do your workout.  That’s all you need to get rolling.

Tip # 3 – Get an accountability partner
The best thing you can do is find somebody to do these workouts with.  Look at your phone.  Scan the last twenty emails you sent and the last five phone calls you made.  Somebody on that list will either get out there and workout with your or will text you and ask you how you are doing on that “workout thing”.  Tell them what you are doing and ask them to join you.  If you know someone is waiting on you at 6 am, you are more likely to be there with them.

This week’s plan has five workouts.  Crusher’s will do all 5, but if you are still getting used to this “bizness”, I suggest you pick 3 (it’s the magic number).

Go get ’em!

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