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Thursday, August 29, 2013

This summer I've been pretty consistent with's workouts; usually doing them late morning, before lunch - because I'm lucky enough to be able to take summers off, I could pick the time that was most convenient. Having a convenient time is KEY to being consistent!

But now we are back to the hectic school/work schedule and I need to find a new time. My first thought was bright and early - just up and at 'em! I'm on my 4th day with that and while I've been consistent, my work outs have been WEAK! I find that it is taking me much longer to complete the reps and with less success.

So now I'm thinking of trying to do them in the small window of time between when I get home from work and the boys get home from school (yep, I'm really lucky - home by 1 most days!). But here's the catch with that: that is a BUSY time of day - phone calls and errands and appointments happen, and sometimes I still have work for my night class that HAS to get done, and sometimes I need to fulfill my volunteer obligations at the school. And sometimes I just want to meet a friend for coffee or a walk! I'm not saying ALL this will happen every day - but from experience I can say, I will probably only get 2-3 work outs per week in.

So my conundrum: Is it better to do more workouts with less intensity first thing in the morning and hope my body adjust or put quality over quantity and just shoot for getting the workouts in when I can?

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    I have known women that have ME Time
    there husband or kids know Mom is doing something for herself and so they allow mom to take that walk / run. Or Gym time, or whatever window its done in.
    If it has to be broken up into segments. 10 Morning, 20 evening
    or how ever, it will get done.
    When things become a habit, it sure is easier.
    One teacher walks the playground every day at lunch
    she has kids walking with her, they LOVE it. :)
    They look forward to joining her, for the Walk

    1667 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    I would say: stay with the morning but maybe add something short in the afternoon, like 10 min
    1667 days ago
  • 1935MARY
    Try doing them in the morning and when you can in the afternoon. Having coffee with a friend and going for a walk is wonderful. When life gets so fast pace , just make small adjustments and it will fall in the. Good luck . Have a great day
    1668 days ago
    Well according to the Primal way, stop stressing about it! emoticon

    Less is better if it makes the rest of your life happier

    All programs tell you quality over quantity!

    1668 days ago
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