The other day I was in the market and I ran into one of the other football moms. She stopped to say hello and then flipped me a little compliment. She said, “Look at you all cute and fit. I don’t have time to workout.” I thought about that for a while, then went home and made my own motivational poster (actually, since it’s rather small, I guess it would be more accurate to call it a motivational postcard).
This happens to me quite a lot. It seems that folks assume I’m a woman of leisure since I have time to make it to the gym. Not so! true, I do have more time now than I used to but I’ve been able to make the committment to getting my training in for over 20 years. I used to have a boss who would lament that she wished she had time to go to the gym like I did. This was at a time when I was running a private school, attending graduate school and had an infant. I could often be seen running him across campus in his stroller because when I slowed down he’d cry…a real cardio incentive! At that time I was doing my workouts at 9:30pm. That went on for years but I did what I had to and after dinner I’d drag myself to the gym and get that workout done. It’s a matter of commitment. If you believe it’s important you’ll find time. When you absolutely can’t fit it in one day, you’ll cram it in the next. That’s the way it gets done…early in the morning, late at night or behind a closed office door. You make it happen…you make the time.