Getting It All Done. Is It Possible?

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Crazy FaceDo you ever look like this guy? Is your schedule too hectic to fit in a workout and 5 – 6 meals a day? It’s entirely possible if you’re flexible, plan ahead and most of all want to get it all done. It’s funny how we can go to great lengths to do something that we really want to do. Don’t think that you always have to want to workout. It’s not necessarily about the workout. For me, it’s sometimes wanting to feel the way I do after a workout. I feel happier, more energized, and calmer afterwards.

If you’re thinking that I have plenty of time to workout, that isn’t always the case. I’ve got a crazy schedule just like you. This was my day today and I got it all in. I had to adjust several times when things came up, but it still worked out in the end. I’ll admit the hardest part was drinking a gallon of water and having to find bathroom along the way. And if that is the hardest part of the day, the day is going pretty well. 😉

  • 6 am – Wake up and squeeze in 10 minutes of a HIIT workout to jump start my brain and body
  • 7 am – Sit with a cup of coffee and post a few articles and interesting tidbits I’ve read for you on Facebook and Twitter
  • 8 am – Drop The Kid off at school and drive through gobs of traffic to get to the store for a half day
  • 9 am – Thankfully have time to buy a cup of coffee and get to the store on time
  • 1 pm – Reschedule planned workout since I have to be back at the office for meetings at 2
  • 2 – 4:45 pm – Sit through several work meetings about store visit
  • 5 pm – Finally get to the gym and get my workout done
  • 6 pm – Swing by grocery store to pick up almond milk and some produce, also stop by feed store for dog food
  • 6:30 pm – Toss dog food and groceries inside and saddle up Thing Two for his half hour walk
  • 7:00 pm – Pick up The Kid from school after her band practice and volleyball game
  • 7:30 pm – Make dinner, eat and pack food for the next day
  • 8 pm – Sit down to read a magazine and watch Grey’s Anatomy (didn’t really pay attention)
  • 9 pm – Check homework and pick up house a bit to clear the clutter
  • 10 pm – Bedtime!

Originally I had planned to leave the store at noon and stop by the gym on my way back to the office. I got stuck at the store for longer than expected and had to be back for meetings. The next plan was to leave work at 4 pm to get there but more meetings ran over. The Kid wasn’t sure what time she was going to be done and had promised to text me when she was ready.

When I left work, I wasn’t sure if I’d have a few minutes or over an hour before pickup time. I figured I’d try to get the workout done but if I got a text after 5 minutes of warm up, so be it. At least I tried. As luck would have it, I got the entire workout squeezed in. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow and see what happens. Two years ago I would have gone home to sit since I wasn’t positive I had enough time.

I finally realized I never once said “Oh, I won’t sit on the sofa and veg out at all since I don’t know if I’ll have an entire hour to sit.” So why should this reasoning apply to working out or anything else? If you make something a priority, you’ll find a way. Do you ever find yourself thinking this way? Are your days as hectic as mine? I’m not sure I could deal with a day of nothing. 😉

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