June 24, 2017 –
We’re back with my forte. Sarah knows the life, relationship, everything advice. I know how to lift weights! So, if you haven’t read my first post about finding an eternal workout partner and getting started I would highly recommend reading that first to see how we got into working out. I’m gonna give some advice about how we find time to workout, and eat healthy. It’s not easy! I’ll start by saying that. It definitely gets easier though. When I first started working out the first week was easy, I had the initial motivation to get me to the gym everyday. After that first week; once the soreness sets in is when it gets really hard. No matter what time you choose to go you’ll find plenty of excuses to skip: Sleep, homework, work, food, roommates, FOMO, looking at dogs on google. Find that first week motivation!! Remember why you started in the first place! Not gonna lie, the initial reason I started going to the gym was for the ladies. Whatever your motivation was go back to that (or find better motivation).
Now let’s just assume you don’t struggle with the motivation part of it (you’re a rare breed and we all envy you). You need to find the time to workout. I get it, we’ve got work, school, sleep, giving time to significant others, service, and lets be honest probably more homework. It’s not easy to scrape an extra hour or two out of your day to workout. I don’t want to sound like I had it worse than everyone else at all, but in the middle of finals week, work, and wedding planning I was still able to make time to workout. Not an easy feat, but possible. How did I do it? I prioritized. I decided early on that working out was important to me for a lot of different reasons (stress relief being a big one at this time).
As a couple we’ve been able to workout together even though we each have our own busy schedules (we even worked out on our honeymoon! Weirdo’s amirite? Lol) It’s really “nice” when I get home from work and Sarah says “Let’s go workout!” I love it ?We keep each other motivated and going everyday! We’ve made it a priority. Since we’ve been married we set a schedule: 10:00 pm read and plan the next day together – 10:30 bedtime – 6:30 wake up and get out bed quick – 7 am be at the gym – 8:30 be at work. This schedule works well because we both want to stick to it and we help each other do it. It’s not always about finding motivation for the gym sometimes it’s just about forcing yourself to go. I’ll finish with one of my favorite quotes “Instead of saying ‘I don’t have time’ say ‘it’s not a priority’ and see how that feels.”