I’m having my trouble with scheduling of sorts, in multiple ways.
Let’s see, I have been seriously conflicted about making plans with friends and such. For example, two weekends ago my husband wanted to go shooting with his friends and wanted me to go with them, but I wanted to stay home and workout. He didn’t want to go without me, so I ended up caving and going. I ended up taking that day as a rest day, which actually worked out fine but that’s not the only time I’ve been in this kind of situation.
A few days ago my sister in law invited me over for lunch but I declined because I didn’t want to be in the situation where I turned down what she made because its not something I wanted to eat right now. I find that some people do not understand why I do what I do. Some of my friends and family would not understand if I said no I can’t hang out because I need to go for a run or workout.
See my conflict, I don’t know if I should be putting my social life on hold to reach my goals. How wrong is that I would prefer to reach my goals rather than hang out with friends?
Secondly, my next concern is should I make a workout schedule? In the past, when I’ve created a schedule I’ve always ended up bailing on it. Part of me, thinks that by allowing myself to do what I feel like on any given day is part of the reason I have no trouble doing it every day. If I don’t feel like going on a run…I don’t, I do a workout video instead. If I’m terrible sore (like today I might add) I would do yoga and maybe a run instead of a weight lifting exercises. Here’s the catch, I want physical results, not just weight loss but toned muscles and a flat tummy. I recently saw a photo of girl who did the Insanity 60 day program and she got amazing results. Now I don’t have Insanity, but I firmly believe I could use the DVDs I have to get nearly the same results, but I think that will require a schedule. Abs on certain day, cardio on a certain day, and so on…
I know its really dumb, but I’m worried that if I don’t feel like following the schedule, I will end up giving up. Obviously, I know that I’m the only one that decided if I quit or not. Its just a matter of wanting it bad enough.