Umm so this whole weather thing…everyone had enough yet?
OK done with the obligatory comment about the snow let’s have a quick chat about picking your training days.
Let’s just get this out of the way, most days are rarely, if ever, perfect for training, but there is such thing as a more ideal day than other. Have a look at your program, then have a look at your schedule, we’ll assume you’ve blocked off time for the gym in it to get that detail out of the way.
That day on your schedule that has 4 meetings and you’ll be running around like a headless chicken, probably not your ideal day to train, right? Maybe it’s one of only day you’ll have any sort of time for yourself (and the gym) so you need to make something happen. Probably wise to not choose this day to do your most challenging for you personally within your program.
Perhaps instead you move that workout to the day where you have 1 meeting, your schedule is quite predictable and far less strenuous (I know I’m probably in lala land somewhere, but just go with it). Most of you are saying a day like this does NOT exist in your week, well let’s find a better day just the same. You likely have one that's relatively light compared to others, no?
A helpful hint, if you’re usually a person that trains after work and something ALWAYS seems to come up, made up in your head or not, it might be time to consider mornings. Catherine actually had this issue, quite often it seemed there wasn’t enough time after work for her to train, so she switched to mornings. Now her schedule is pretty set and she’s rarely gone off track.
Some of you simply aren’t morning people, well you have 2 choices, no gym and let things tale off until you haven't been to the gym in 4 months, or suck it up until your schedule settles down.
Have you ever seen the venn diagram of the two circles “Comfort Zone” and “Success (or Awesomeness)”? Have you seen how much overlap there is? Spoiler Alert: There is 0 overlap on that diagram.
Who knows? Maybe you’ll like mornings and make the switch permanent.
More on this in the not too distant future. For now I'll leave you with the above mentioned venn diagram so you can go pretend to work some more.
Jarrod Dyke, CSCS