Why It’s More Important to Work Out When You’re Busy (My Fitness Journey – Vertex Fitness Diary 14)
Let’s take a look at a typical busy Tuesday for me.
I wake up when my husband heads out for work and start my day with a bowl of cereal, but not before feeding my cat and our fish. (Just because they don’t have opposable thumbs doesn’t mean they should have to wait for breakfast.) I get dressed for the day, even though I work from home, because I refuse to live my life in a pair of sweatpants. (I will let a pair of leggings or yoga pants slide.)
With a cup of coffee in hand, I make a new jar of coldbrew for the following day, and clear away any dishes that we were too lazy to put away the night before. I then clean out the litterbox, and throw in a load of laundry. More often than not that means re-washing the load of laundry I already did and forgot to throw into the dryer, which now smells like soggy death.
Then, my actual workday begins. I start by putting out fires in my email inbox. My entire workflow goes through my inbox, so it’s important that I clean it out every single day. I coordinate with new clients for my freelance copywriting and blogging business, I get contracts signed for new work, I follow up with my subcontractors, and I parse through invitations for new networking events and meetups. I read one of the very few newsletters that I allow myself to keep up with political news. Then, it’s time for cup of coffee number two, and to write. Some days I’m ghostwriting blog posts for small business owners. Sometimes I’m writing web copy for new websites. Some days I’m writing this very blog. I break for lunch, switch over the laundry, clean up whatever the cat has puked on, and HOLY CRAP would you look at the time, it’s already 2:30 pm. Time to drive to my personal training appointment.
As a business owner, I’m more busy than some, and less busy than many. (You’ll notice that there were no children and just one geriatric cat in this story.) But it’s the weeks that I’m the busiest that it’s the most important to honor my appointment time with Vertex Fitness. Personal fitness is one of those things that just don’t happen on their own, through your own will power alone. At least, that’s the experience of most, as I understand it.
If you are asked to sit and make a list of everything that you could be doing instead of going to work out, and reasons that you don’t have the time and energy to spend on it, you’ll have a list as long as your arm in seconds. But if you’re asked to come up with a list of reasons that you should blow off an appointment that you set and paid for, you’ll come up wanting, and find yourself getting in your car, and going to do the work. That’s what Vertex Fitness has been for me–an island of stability and structure in the hurricane of busy freelance work and homemaking. If I don’t invest in my health, no one is going to do it for me, and no one is going to hold me accountable. That’s why I need Dwayne and the trainers at Vertex Fitness to hold me accountable. Call them–you won’t regret it.