Mark Your Calendar

Finding time to exercise can be hard, but not if you schedule it. I need to do it. I have all the Pilates classes that I take (in addition to the ones I teach) on my calendar. I also schedule cardiovascular exercise and weight lifting. It is written in on my monthly calendar or typed into my Outlook calendar, where it pops up to remind me it’s time to workout.

Even as a fitness professional I have found that if I don’t schedule exercise it doesn’t always get done. If something isn’t on my calendar, I don’t remember. Before I started writing down when I exercise, I would book clients when I was supposed to attend a class. Life is life, which means every now and again I have to adjust my schedule and sometimes (though I hate to admit it) I skip a workout. I feel the effects though and usually regret playing the pass card.

Think of exercise as an appointment. It’s an appointment with yourself. Only you can hold yourself accountable, but planned exercise helps remind you of what your body needs. Look at the types of events you list on your calendar. Are they important? Are they things you wouldn’t want to forget? Then ask yourself: Do I think exercise is important in my life? If the answer is yes and you struggle to make time for it, you should be scheduling time for fitness on your calendar.


About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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