Getting a Rhythm
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
For me, one of the biggest roadblocks to creating better habits is my wacky schedule. I can pretty much count on being at the office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but after that ALL bets are off. I usually work at least six days a week, often work seven, and 12 to 14 hour days are more common than I'd like. It's really hard to establish a pattern for working out and eating healthy when you're never home at the same time each week.
So I am trying to plan ahead, and focus more on 'getting it done' than being on a schedule.
For instance, I've given up trying to work out in the morning. I am NOT a morning person. Used to be, but no longer. Won't go to the gym after work, either - way to crowded. Standing around waiting for equipment is not the way to burn calories, and I'm not the aggressive type. So, for the last week or so, I've been going later at night. Last night, I went to the gym at 11 p.m., did 30 minutes on the treadmill and my eight stations of strength training. Got home about 12:30 a.m.
Is this an ideal situation? Probably not. Is it better than not going? Absolutely. Will I keep doing my late-night workouts? Yeah, I think so.
And in case you were wondering- I wasn't any later to work this morning than I've been any other morning this entire year.