Thursday, August 13, 2009

Altering the Schedule....

One of the biggest challenges I face in getting and staying fit it is having a hectic lifestyle. I work full time and have three kids. My oldest is in Scouts and the kids and I do karate as a family (though we're not all at the same level). We have a lot of great friends and family that we love to spend time with. When in all of this can I slot in some time to work out? Do I really have to get up at 5:30 every morning to get it all in?

Last night found me with about 40 oz. of beer and a cigar (I haven't had one in almost a year, so no hounding... it's not a habit) in me while at a concert. Despite leaving the concert before it was over (we'd heard and seen all we needed to), we didn't get home until after 11 and I cralwed into bed around midnight. Get up at 5:30 to do an hour and a half of yoga? Um, I don't really think so.

You see, with the P90X program, you're working out for one to one and a half hours, six days a week. Typically, you do all the days back-to-back, and on the seventh day you rest and marvel in all the great things you've accomplished (this program can, indeed, be a religious experience). For me and my crazy lifestyle, I'm going to try my hardest to get all the workouts in, but if I have to take my day off on Thursday (or whatever day) to do it, that's what I'm going to have to do.

1 comment:

  1. You know, that's what I love about Crossfit. The longest workout is maybe 40 minutes, with the majority of them only being more like 15. Though it is hard to do some of the exercises if you don't own an olympic weight set. Good luck to you on sticking with P90X. It was a struggle for me to work in my workout yesterday...