As a college student, my life is already pretty busy, but tack on everything else I already do, and most people wonder how I’m able to get everything done. In my day to day life, I am able to be a full time student, work 20 hours a week, manage 4 businesses, as well as work out, take care of 2 dogs and a cat, muscle up and train a horse to rodeo, and go out of town every weekend. So trust me when I say anything is possible.
When juggling as much as I do, it seems like a lot, but when you break it down into smaller, daily tasks, it becomes a lot easier, and not nearly as daunting. No matter what you are trying to accomplish, this aspect is so important, because even if you don’t have massive goals like I do, any task can seem daunting, and by breaking them down into smaller, more reachable goals, you will take so much weight off your shoulders.
So when scheduling each day into your planner like I’ve talked about in past posts, make a scheduled, regular time, in which you will go to the gym. That why you can’t use the “I ran out of time” excuse.
Because I am so busy, by the end of the day, I am absolutely exhausted and don’t want to do anything. Because I have used so much of my energy throughout the day, the last thing I want to do is go to the gym and exert myself even more. So by making myself go to the gym first thing in the morning, before I do anything else, I make sure I have enough energy to really push myself.
Plus those endorphins you get from working out will make your day soo much better, and make you feel better mentally.
This part is so important for me. With how hard I work, and am constantly on the go, sleep is something I have always struggled with, but by managing my time wisely, I have conquered this issue. I learned early on that if I do not get enough sleep, everything else that I am trying to accomplish and achieve, crumbles. Everynight I am in bed by no later than 9 o’clock, so that I can get up at 5 the following morning and get my butt into the gym! I always give myself at least 2, maybe 3 hours depending on what workout I’m aiming to accomplish, before I have to be anywhere, in order to shower and get ready afterwards!
Going to the gym can be such a hassle, and only a few people truly enjoy going to the gym, and look forward to it each day. Most people make excuses, and end up not going to the gym. But what goals are being achieved then?! None! So don’t allow yourself to make any excuses at all. If you start to think of an excuse, literally just stop. Switch your mindspace and how you look at things. For example- instead of thinking “Ugh! I have to the gym..” Think about how lucky you are that you are physically capable enough to go to the gym, such as that you do not have any physical or mental disabilities making it harder for you to go to the gym. Think about all those goals you’ll be reaching by going to the gym! Get yourself motivated!