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NWLIFESRC Posts: 9,316
1/14/14 12:43 P


1/14/14 11:32 A

Although I recognize the importance of this, it's very hard for me to do .... it seems like there are so many competing interests or things I don't have control of. And yet, when I did plan for exercise time & follow thru, I had great results so I guess I better find the way to reestablish this habit.

KAYAHSLOANE1 Posts: 10,467
12/18/13 8:56 A

Yes I schedule my exercise time otherwise I would find something else to do and forget about exercise! I plan my exercise like any other activity like a meeting, Doctor's appointment etc...

ZZYYGGY3 Posts: 2,371
12/18/13 8:53 A

I do because alot of times I take swim classes, and that's by appointment. For my walks I schedule them after work, and sometimes I don't always follow through.

Edited by: ZZYYGGY3 at: 12/18/2013 (08:54)
KAZZIE531 SparkPoints: (69,735)
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12/17/13 5:43 P

yes, if I don't...I don't do it

LOUIE-LILY Posts: 5,246
12/17/13 4:48 P

Yes, but I don't always follow through. I try to do it every day after work.

SOOZERELLI SparkPoints: (56,019)
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12/17/13 3:39 P

yes - 6 days a week....I go right after dropping off my kids so there's no turning back

MISSJANE55 SparkPoints: (42,272)
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12/16/13 6:08 P

yes. very much so.

TCANNO SparkPoints: (336,871)
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12/16/13 5:09 P

Some time I do but mostly I fit it in

JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 1,768
12/16/13 5:04 P

Yes, and no. When I know that I have something going on, I will make sure to squeeze it in somewhere, and take a rest day when time is crunched. But when I'm largely free, I'm more flexible.

PTREE15 SparkPoints: (8,292)
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12/16/13 3:25 P

During the work week, yes, I plan for it -- every morning between 8:30 and 9:30. On the weekends, I'm a little more flexible. I like hiking/walking, so if weather permits, I will choose those activities. If not, I hit the gym. I usually take one day off a week.

KITTY20 Posts: 8,181
12/15/13 7:45 P

For the most part yes, as walks are scheduled 4 days a week and planks are everyday but for once a week rest days.

SUSIEGENO SparkPoints: (68,496)
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12/15/13 7:39 P

Yes. I have to with two kids with busy schedules.

QUEEN-EYDIE Posts: 12,467
12/15/13 4:41 P

Yes, it has to be non-negotiable. First thing every morning!

JOYCECAIN SparkPoints: (137,338)
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12/15/13 4:38 P

No, in decent weather, I just got up and walked everyday, now I can't. So I do some indoor things.

JIACOLO SparkPoints: (538,614)
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12/15/13 3:37 P

Of course!

DWROBERGE Posts: 348,890
12/15/13 1:14 P


12/15/13 11:31 A

I used to ... need to reestablish that habit otherwise, I'm likely not to get it done. In fact, I could probably use some help with time management in a general sense.

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TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
5/5/13 6:13 A

Yes, of course

WELLNESSME09 Posts: 7,634
5/5/13 6:02 A


TCANNO SparkPoints: (336,871)
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5/5/13 5:00 A

Well some I do but most of it is ad lib

SHANNONY84 SparkPoints: (23,666)
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5/5/13 4:02 A

yes. 5am everyday. But I often get in more!

SHERRILLYEE SparkPoints: (32,009)
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5/3/13 4:16 P

I have to plan it into my schedule. If not, it doesn't get done!

GRIZ1GIRL SparkPoints: (192,516)
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5/3/13 4:00 P

Exercise is a daily habit for me--just like drinking my coffee in the morning, showering & brushing my teeth....I get up, I get the kids to school, come home & EXERCISE. Every morning, 7 days a week--it's how I start my day!

SPECIALK2122 SparkPoints: (12,743)
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5/3/13 2:57 P

I try to plan the days during the week, because it keeps me more focused. Plus, I know what I need to do that day. emoticon

JGIRL5799 Posts: 561
5/3/13 2:47 P

I do schedule my time in to work out... monday, tues, thurs and sometimes wed am are my time... I go at the same time every time and the family knows when I get my specific shoes on its time..

What is hard is planning time when things go outside that schedule and unplanned events.. then its like that times screwed up, I have yet to learn to adjust that work out time and just go in the mornings when I can when time is screwed up like that LOL

To keep fit and strong, its almost mandatory to make a time and to keep strickt to it otherwise it doesn't happen and becomes another excuse

Edited by: JGIRL5799 at: 5/3/2013 (14:48)
CLRWILLIAMS25 SparkPoints: (34,625)
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5/3/13 12:55 P

I schedule my exercise. I usually plan it out the day beforehand and pack clothing accordingly so I can exercise right after work. On days where I don't do that, I end up getting side tracked and have to force myself to get some exercise later on.

5/3/13 11:32 A

time management is not my best subject and my plans tend to shift often. I set a daily goal and then kind of go with the flow as to exactly when or what I will do.

5/3/13 11:13 A

This is something that I need to start doing. So far, I've been planning most of my exercise time for after work. The problem with that is some days I am just dead tired when I get home. Early AM would work better for me, if I could get my butt out of bed earlier.

TIG123GER SparkPoints: (77,547)
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5/3/13 11:07 A

I plan out my workout schedule on the weekend for the week because some nights I work out alone after work and some I wait for my hubby to get home and we work out together. If I don't plan, time gets away from me and I let the workout slide.

AMARANTHA120S Posts: 474
5/3/13 8:06 A

Yes, it is a priority to me.

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
5/3/13 6:20 A

Yes, I do -- very good with time management

GDANE3 SparkPoints: (235,245)
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5/3/13 6:09 A


KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
5/3/13 6:09 A

Oh yes I have a plan and that has become a routine. If I miss a day I feel out of sorts.

DWSCHUYLER Posts: 1,135
5/3/13 6:02 A

Absolutely! I don't always do it, but most of the time it works.

HEIDIOHS SparkPoints: (69,753)
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5/3/13 1:27 A

I used to... I don't plan it often enough lately.

5/3/13 1:23 A

Before I returned to college this past January, I used to exercise daily and planned a week's activities at a time. Then as the term got going, all that came to an abrupt stop.

I made a decision today though that from now on, I'm getting back into a fitness routine & if that means that I get one lesser letter grade per class, my health is more important than a transcript.

If I've learned anything at all since starting with SP, it's that when I work my program, my program works for me.

5/2/13 10:27 P

I work out first thing in the morning. If I don't I won't ever get around to it!

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (554,716)
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5/2/13 10:18 P

I definitely do. I try to workout at the same time everyday.

LADYCJM SparkPoints: (57,456)
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5/2/13 10:08 P

5pm to 6pm everyday..unless I can fit it in earlier

SKEMERICH SparkPoints: (305,781)
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5/2/13 6:45 P

I have to otherwise I can't do it!

ATHENA-NADINE SparkPoints: (20,812)
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5/2/13 6:41 P

I have not scheduled my workouts more than a couple of hours ahead of time yet. Right now I'm working out each day whenever I can fit it in. I know I need to do it. I've been good so far about not missing them (though I've only started working out again this past Monday), but I know the way I'm doing it now might make it hard to stick with it in the long run.

Edited by: ATHENA-NADINE at: 5/2/2013 (18:41)
LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,334
5/2/13 6:28 P

No. My schedule is very flexible so I don't have to plan or struggle to find time to exercise.

My struggle is against motivation and not liking exercise. I do exercise most days because being stronger and healthier is a priority.

LEC358 SparkPoints: (11,135)
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5/2/13 6:11 P

Yep. Gym time is only trumped by severe personal illness or work emergency. Everything else can wait an hour.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
5/2/13 5:46 P

yes, i make an appointment to exercise. Only under dire circumstances can i break the appointment. Life just has to wait.

KRAFTYKRAFT SparkPoints: (96,265)
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5/2/13 2:04 P

Yes - I plan my strength training first thing in the morning and then I arrive at work early so i can do my walk. Otherwise my exercise time would be sucked into the black hole of my day

5/2/13 1:40 P

Yes, from day one (July 1, 2007)

NWLIFESRC Posts: 9,316
5/2/13 1:11 P

yes every day

DLBROWN93 Posts: 889
5/2/13 12:22 P

I have to, that's the only way I am consistent with my daily workouts.

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,317
5/2/13 12:14 P

With the struggle to balance Work and Family
Do you make EXERCISE a priority on your schedule emoticon
or Is it EXERCISE something you hope to fit in emoticon

some time management tips from mayo clinic.

Edited by: SHERYLDS at: 5/2/2013 (12:15)
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