This past week felt CRAZY!! In my career as a Personal Trainer, I don’t know that I’ve ever had a week so busy! The busyness was coupled by my husband saying, “This is what you wanted, right!?” Yes dear, this is what I wanted, just not all at once!! Let me start by saying what so many of you experience on a weekly basis: I felt I had no time to go to the gym! It was like my daughter trying to put away the cups from the dishwasher onto the second shelf. She’s trying to reach that shelf, she can almost reach it, so close within her grasp and yet…..not quite.
Some really great things happened this week to build my business! I was able to again do some taping with CHBC News for the health and fitness segments called Smart Moves with Toby Tannas. We featured some awesome clean recipes that will help us all along the journey to health. My bootcamp partner Leslie and I were also able to host a clean eating nutrition demonstration down at Raw Athletics. We again prepared lots of quick homemade protein bars, shakes, snacks, and clean treats to help make it easy for those who have a hectic schedule! My personal training clients keep flowing in and I was able to hire a few people to work with me on a few contracts. Though I am not training them, I am doing the paperwork, and let’s just say, it’s not my strong point! Speaking of bootcamp, this week Leslie and I launched the promo for our bootcamp starting April 16th, and already the response has been amazing. With that though, comes preparation and paperwork. Top that week off with caring for my current clients and teaching 4 classes, and I literally felt like I couldn’t reach that second shelf.
When you hear the phrase, “I just don’t have the time to workout”, do you consider that an excuse? Many people would say that you will make time for working out if it’s a high enough priority for you. I would agree with that. I know some people who wouldn’t miss a workout if their lives depended on it. I know others, whose lives depend on it, and they miss working out all the time!
Working out is clearly a priority for me. It is my job after all, and I love it. I think where this week got away from me though was in the organization, and the fact that I did not anticipate that it would be so crazy. There were certainly times that I could have shifted certain responsibilities around in order to open up a space for working out. I have a few things at my house in terms of equipment, so even if I felt like I couldn’t get all the way to the gym, I could have certainly done something here. Yes, organization (or the lack of) was the biggest factor for me this past week. So, last night, I sat with my calendar and scheduled in my workouts. I shifted things around, and set in ink when I was going to make time for my health. Already, this week feels a lot more promising than last!
Sometimes we have seasons of being busier, that is LIFE. I tell my busy moms, students and professional clients that all the time. This is your life right now! It’s not changing anytime soon, so how are you going to make time for working out? After all, when we are sedentary, we decrease circulation which in turn increases inflammation, which increase decay and disease. We need to move to stay healthy, and we need to organize and schedule ourselves to MOVE.
Catch me on CHBC News for some healthy recipes for your busy life!http://www.chbcnews.ca/smart+moves+with+toby+tannas/6442583372/story.html