Sometimes, the “struggle” and having a jam-packed schedule has its benefits.
It forces you to take a hard look at the days or weeks ahead and simply plan out of necessity. Those with demanding jobs or children will testify it’s the only way to survive the chaos.
For me, I know exactly when I’m working out, programming behind a computer, driving Asa somewhere, writing these blogs, and when there’s no time to slack.
There’s usually not a lot of wiggle room in my schedule, but the pressure of staying on schedule in many ways is helpful.
Because my days are tight, there’s not much time left over for social media or a Netflix binge. The opposite is true when I’m not busy or don’t structure my days in advance.
One of my favorite quotes reads, “If you want something done, ask a busy person.”
Here’s where I’m going with this….
If you’re one of those busy people that has been struggling to go to the gym or has goals of coming more often, you’re going to have to schedule it. There are roughly 40 classes on the schedule and over 20 open gym time slots. This means there are plenty of opportunities; it’s just going to require some discipline and structure.
And for those that do come religiously but are struggling with a nagging injury, weight loss, or your performance, you’re going to have prioritized things like meal prep, taking rest days, or sleep. Because having tunnel vision when it comes to your health and exercise will only lead to a plateau.
One of CrossFit’s ideologies is that the fittest people in the world have incredibly high work capacities. Not only have those individuals made exercising the center of their universe, but when they’re in the gym, they make the most out of it. Every minute is an opportunity to get a little more mobile or get those extra sets and reps in. They arrive early and stay later. Many times, these people are executives, business owners, doctors, and parents just like you. But these individuals have figured out a way to use their life’s momentum as a motivator.
At the end of the day, we all get the same 24 hours in a day. What you do with it is up to you. But if you want to change things, you’re going to have to take a hard look at your schedule and make time for the things that matter to YOU.