It’s Thursday afternoon. You’ve scheduled your workweek so you can have an easier Friday so you can head out early to enjoy a much needed work-free weekend…a relaxing weekend spent with your boyfriend and catching up on exercise….you’ve seemed to missed the gym this past week due to work.
As you daydream about your work-free weekend your boss stops by your desk to ask you (read: “volunteer” you) for a seemingly important project that’s due Monday.
“Since it’s only Thursday, you’ll have all day Friday and some of the weekend to complete it. You in?”
Why Us Type-A’s Should Learn the Word, “No” full post
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Us, ambitious, professional, and truthfully, Type-A women want it all; successful career, fulfilling home-life, and a fit and strong body. And with recent blog posts demonstrating how crazy-successful career women have managed to find this desirable balance, it seems possible for the everyday Type-A woman. So if that’s the case then why do we still constantly hear that us workaholic women, “just don’t have time”?
I was curious to know as well and so I went on the search to find other ambitious, Type-A women like myself. I ended up interviewing approximately 20 ambitious, late-twenties/early-thirties women about their struggles, goals, and frustrations in staying fit while managing a busy life.
I get it, you’re busy. Or maybe you’re not even using that terrible word anymore (“busy” just means you have no control over your life, right?). I bet fitness is a priority though, you DO want to be fit, strong, and look amazing. But you are legitimately too busy and can’t find the time to work-out. Travelling for work, impromptu projects and meetings, looming deadlines, and 500 other commitments to coordinate in your life, so how can you schedule in workouts when a typical day rarely follows the same schedule? I’ve made it work and I have the solutions for you:
If I see one more social media ad for another “30-Day Fitness Challenge” or “Whole30” I may just throw-up or throw something…perhaps a cupcake with extra frosting so it will stick to the wall beside me. Sadly it looks like my chances aren’t good given summer is approaching and “getting a summer bikini bod” is on the forefront. Funny thing how this is the same trend every year…. Why do the same people seem to sign-up for these challenges year after year? I thought the goal of a 30-day challenge was to kick start a new habit to have long-term fitness and healthy eating success? Hmm….
The science behind habits
How often have you meant to head to the gym but instead ended up getting in a good “zone” and work right through the day? Or maybe you get home after a long day and just have too many things to do and the getting to the gym is at the bottom of the list? Well what if I told you I have an incredibly simple, yet effective solution that will always get you to the gym. No more month-long workout hiatuses. And it’s as simple and mindless as brushing your teeth every day.
Never Miss a Workout Again! full post
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