Life likes to get in the way.
For the past couple weeks I’ve had family visiting. While I’ve enjoyed hanging out with them, spending all that time is taking away from other things. Add to that everything else that’s going on and training had to take a backseat…almost.
Because I’ve made the choice that I’m the kind of person who doesn’t miss workouts (an yes it is just a choice), I’m still finding the time.
One of the great things about short workouts is that you can fit them in when and where you need to. If your workouts take an hour or more then maybe not. But when they take less than half an hour its easy to get in there and get it done.
And even if you can’t do your regularly scheduled training you can find ways to work around it.
Take yesterday, for example. I was suppose to do hill sprints but due to getting up late, having work I had to get do, and some other surprises I wasn’t able to make it to the hill.
But I went kayaking with my brothers. Having never been kayaking it was lots of fun. However I also used it as my opportunity to work on my conditioning.
If I can’t do hill sprints today I can at least row as fast as possible in many short bursts. And let me tell you kayaking can be very winding.
In a similar instance is one of my friends who works construction. If he knows he won’t be able to hit the gym later that day he’ll turn his work into a workout. Carrying bags of concrete or rocks at an intense pace or something similar.
Life will challenge you in many different ways. But if you’re committed you’ll succeed.