Sunday, October 02, 2011
Magazine articles always talk about the dangers of being a "weekend warrior" when it comes to exercise and fitness, but I actually find that the weekends are when I'm less likely to work out. During the week my schedule is predictable and I am able to slot workouts into that schedule. Weekends, though, tend to be filled with running around and company and activities that leave me without workout time. And we don't run with a crowd whose idea of fun is to go for a hike, so exercise with friends tends not to work for me.
I have two choices: I can lament this situation, or I can plan for it. Every exercise program recommends recovery days, and by working out daily during the week, I can make my recovery days the weekend, when I am unlikely to have time for a workout anyway. By planning for that eventuality, instead of fighting against it, I avoid setting myself up for failure.