No Time? Not An Excuse.

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 12:05 am by

Hey babes!

So today is my first day back to school – ah! I have so many butterflies and I’m so excited to get started with this next chapter. I haven’t been in school in about 3 years so I’m going to have to readjust my schedule quite a bit. When I was in college the first go around, I wasn’t married, I worked 1 job, and had hardly any bills. Things are different this time around – I’m married, I have 2 jobs (one of which is a business that I own so that’s really like 2 jobs in one itself), I have bills to pay, a house to keep clean, 2 dogs to take care of. Aka I have a lot more responsibility. Despite those things, I’m still taking 4 classes + 2 labs this semester.

And I don’t plan on letting this new adventure cause my health + fitness to be put on the back burner. I am committed to making working out and eating healthy a top priority.

Being type A, y’all know that I have a game plan in place in order to make this happen. I’m going to share some of my strategies with you guys today!

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1. Schedule your workouts as if they are appointments.

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This is something that is fairly easy to do and it makes all the difference. I write down my workouts in my planner under the designated time slot that I plan on working out each day. Assigning your workout a specific time, establishes a plan. If you have your workouts scheduled for 4PM, you go get your 30-60 minutes sweat sesh in, then move on with your day. You don’t have to sit around wondering when you’re gonna have time to workout. You MAKE the time to workout.

2. Get an accountability partner.

You’re less likely to cancel on a friend than you are to cancel on yourself. No one wants to be the person who texts a friends and says, “Hey sorry, I’m not gonna make it to our gym date today.” Plus working out with a friend can make it more fun and mix things up!

3. Lay out your workout clothes the night before.

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Another easy one that makes a big difference. I don’t know about you, but cute workout clothes totally motivate me to crush a workout. If I wake up and see a cute workout outfit laid out, I get excited for my workout that I know is happening later that day.

4. COMMIT.

You’ve got goals. You’ve got things you want to accomplish. No one can make those things happen but you. Sometimes nothing beats just stepping up to the plate and getting things done. Make a commitment then follow through with it. Period.

5. Understand that you are human.

Even if you make a commitment, some days, life happens. Things come up. Your workout gets pushed to the back burner because you have a family emergency or you have to spend the evening studying for an exam. IT’S OKAY. Don’t let one off-day completely derail you. Just get up the next day with fresh intentions and get it done.

And last but not least…and probably the MOST important:

6. Always pack snacks. ALWAYS.

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My husband never lets me leave the house unless I have a solid snack stash with me. I guess you could say that I fall victim to hangry-ness sometimes….oops. I bought this lunchbox (only $35 from Amazon!) and I plan on packing a healthy lunch + snacks each day for school. This way I won’t be tempted to hit up the snack machine or fast food drive thru when hunger strikes. Ain’t no hunger gonna throw me off my health + fitness game!

No matter what happens, just remember: you are strong. You are beautiful. You are enough.

xo, Jess

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