I am pretty busy this winter/spring. Between 2 graduate classes, volunteer hours for one of those classes, a full time job, marathon training, having a family and trying to find time for myself to stay sane, my schedule is pretty full.
So I need to maximize the hours in any given day. How do I do it? With my Erin Condren Life Planner. I tried to keep my planner on my cell phone, I tried to be all high tech and use the calendar feature to plan out my weeks. But that was an epic failure of mine. I found that I much prefer a paper planner. I need to see the week at a view and know when my appointments are. I need to be able to scribble notes in the margin about what I need to accomplish for the week. I needed this:
I use this planner to keep track of everything I have going on in my life right now. Every school assignment is in there, every activity the kids are in-all in there, work meetings-in there…if anything is happening in my life, it is in my Life Planner. I even plan out my workouts in my planner:
The only problem that I am having with planning my workouts is ACTUALLY DOING THE WORKOUTS! I have mastered the eating side of weight loss, now I just need to continue to add in the exercise portion of weight loss. I would hate to end up skinny fat after all of this weight loss. By the way, I am down 16 pounds overall from the beginning of November, 3 of those pounds just in the last week alone! I couldn’t be happier. I only hope that I keep killing it so these last 8-13 pounds come off so I can start to maintain my weight instead of focusing on losing.
Yesterday I skipped my 3 miler and my Jillian Michaels’ Body Revolution. Why? I chose to write a paper for school instead. So I wasn’t slacking off at all, but I wasn’t taking care of my health in the best way either. Could I have done both? Probably. But the paper was more important so I chose to direct my focus there. So I thought that I would make up for it this morning, get up early and get my run in and my Jillian Michaels’ Body Revolution in, too. I woke up at 5:30 and then I heard it. Rain. Hard rain. And since I don’t have a dreadmill to run on I chose to go back to bed instead of trying to be brace and running in the rain. Hopefully the rain will stop and I’ll have time to go for a run tonight and time for some Body Revolution. I need to start getting in the habit of working out everyday, no matter what. Once I have that mastered, there will be no stopping me I’m sure!
Just so you know. Erin Condren doesn’t know who I am. This isn’t a sponsored post, I am just insanely in love with her Life Planners.
Do you like to get up early to workout or do you prefer an afternoon workout?
Convince me I need to start getting up early again to workout in the early mornings before my day begins!!