If you struggle with sticking to your workout routine and never seem to have enough time for your training, then I have the perfect solution for you. First, let me tell you that I’ve been there and that I know exactly how challenging it can be.
In my corporate job I used to work between 40 to 60 hours per week and was seriously struggling to integrate a lasting training routine. I’ve always been super motivated in the beginning, with the strong will to take charge of my health and wellbeing, but as soon as I was facing a tight and stressful schedule, I ended up skipping almost every workout, eating crappy food and feeling like the biggest loser.
Life can be very hectic and stressful sometimes and we easily get caught up with work and all the other important tasks. But here’s the thing: peak performance at work and having energy to devote to your loved ones can only come if we're taking care of ourselves first. And let’s not forget that working out makes you look amazing.
Here’s how to get into a routine that's here to stay!
From now on, Sunday is going to be your most important day of the week!
Every Sunday, take some time for yourself, sit down with your calendar and organize your upcoming week. Go through your schedule and add your workouts before or after work. If possible, you can also add them in between your meetings.
Those appointments with yourself are very important!
Be as precise as possible!
Consider your energy levels on that day, as well as how much free time you have. It's very helpful if you know exactly what exercises you're going to perform and to give them a specific time frame. Believe it or not, we humans are lazy and we actually don't like to make decisions. So if you already decide on Sunday what you're going to do the rest of your week, you're more likely to stick to it.
This way you don't need to decide when and where you are going to do your workouts, or what you're going to do for them. You just need to execute and stick to your own schedule.
And that makes it so much easier!
Let me know how this works for you in the comments below.