Busy Schedules Happen
Busy schedules happen, and business calls. In order to care for our health and wellbeing, we sometimes have to work in training around life's many hurdles. My approach when chaos knocks: get in what I can when I have time; if that means 15 minutes here and 15 minutes there, so be it. Training is ingrained in me, and it's a part of who I am. Do I have it easier than many? Sure, I'm a strength and conditioning coach who has access to equipment. But we all can take measures to squeeze in a few minutes of fitness. Perhaps it's 5 minutes of sit-ups before a business call; or maybe it's 10 minutes of push-ups and air squats during an afternoon break. The point is, time can be made. (I can hear the naysayers now: "that's being obsessive." I disagree. It's caring for longevity; it's catering to self-obligation; it's not letting the demands of daily activities throw me wherever it wishes. It's not just physical, either, it's for my mental health, too. Training helps me with stressors and anxieties that creep in during a week; there are alternatives to working out, but those are paths I don't want anything to do with.) Time is a commodity we can't gain more of. Do the best you can with the time you've been given.