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Treating Workouts Like Appointments

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I treat workouts like an appointment, and I schedule them early in the morning. I take spinning classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7am, and I swim on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7am. Working out at the same time every day makes it easier to stay on track. Scheduling my "appointments" so early in the morning also ensures that nothing else gets in the way!

- Submitted by COPE782 5/6/2011 in Exercise | 37 Comments
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LORIVIOLA 2/12/2014 7:58:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing!!
MJKRESS 7/27/2013 12:29:00 PM

    I call my Tues & Thurs 6 AM aquaExercise classes my PT.
People don't mess with someone's PT appointments.
Only "I" have to know that it means POOL THERAPY.
Although, from the results for my hip and back, maybe it really is PT after all.
MAMACAPPI 7/25/2013 7:18:00 PM

    I need to do this!
WINNIE-POOH 7/25/2013 4:32:00 PM

    SOMETIMES IT WORKS FOR ME emoticon
I RIDE MY BIKE & READ.
FLRED12 7/25/2013 3:19:00 PM

    Great suggestion!
KKLENNERT809 7/25/2013 3:02:00 PM

    Thanks for sharing!
MARYJOHANNAH 7/25/2013 2:41:00 PM

    every day I write down what I have to do...working out is right at the top of the list.....crossing that off does my heart good
PROPMAN1 7/25/2013 1:28:00 PM

    Morning doesn't work for me but for those that can do it - Great! My schedule allows for lunch hour workouts. Been scheduling it into my work day for a while now.
HOOSIERNATIVE46 7/25/2013 11:38:00 AM

    Good planning! I need to mix up my routine a bit then set a schedule. Thanks for the idea.
FOREVERFITCHICK 7/25/2013 11:01:00 AM

    I need to adopt this school of thinking again. I've fallen off the wagon a bit simply because I'm all over the board with my activities.
DELLMEL 7/25/2013 9:49:00 AM

    great info
CHERYLSBUTT 7/25/2013 8:59:00 AM

    This is the process I used in the beginning...scheduling workouts with an appointment with someone I was accountable to daily. After a while, my body told me it was time to work out
JERZRN 7/25/2013 8:25:00 AM

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GWINNER1 7/25/2013 8:19:00 AM

    What a great idea! emoticon
EBONYSOL 7/25/2013 8:02:00 AM

    You are right. First off, a regular schedule is so important. Secondly, I need to give my workouts the priority they deserve. Thanks
SUREMEMBERS 7/25/2013 7:23:00 AM

    I, too, treat my workouts like appointments. My other activities have to revolve around my work-out time. My doctor once shared that he had a high level businessman client who put his daily workout time as "board meetings" on his calendar. He felt they were that important.
IRISHGIRL3 10/24/2012 7:25:00 AM

    I've started doing this too - you are soooooo right!
HYATTI1 10/20/2012 10:42:00 AM

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WATCHINW8 10/17/2012 11:19:00 PM

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JLLOVETT 10/16/2012 10:11:00 AM

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LEANMEAN2 10/16/2012 7:09:00 AM

    First thing in the morning for me.
J2740LOU 10/15/2012 10:39:00 PM

    Great idea. Thanks for sharing. emoticon
MIAJOEB 10/15/2012 4:56:00 PM

    I really enjoy the water aerobics also... I am doing water aerobics 2 to 3 times a week and having two one hour three mile walks. Keep on sparking
JANETTEB553 10/15/2012 4:34:00 PM

    Used to do that before, will have to get back to it.
FITWITHIN 10/15/2012 3:54:00 PM

    I've suggestion this to a couple of people and they looked at me like I was crazy. emoticon I'm so, glad to see that somebody see it my way. emoticon emoticon
FIT4MEIN2013 10/15/2012 2:27:00 PM

    I agree. My workout times are not negotiable. It is a date I keep with myself.
FLRED12 10/15/2012 1:00:00 PM

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4THELOVEOFDOLLS 10/15/2012 11:23:00 AM

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LYNCHD05 10/15/2012 10:09:00 AM

    Works for me too,
ROOTIHAUSMAN 10/15/2012 9:39:00 AM

    Awesome!
GINGERVISTA 10/15/2012 8:34:00 AM

    Yep, learned this from daughter, who ran the Chicago Marathon 10 years ago at 19. Amazing what you can learn from your kids!!! emoticon
JILLIEWILLIE1 10/15/2012 7:52:00 AM

    I have to be at work by 7AM so my scheduled work out appointment is at 4 PM at the employee gym!
NVRDWN88 10/15/2012 7:38:00 AM

    Great advice ....
INGMARIE 10/15/2012 7:26:00 AM

    I do sort of the same thing always in the morning,with my husband ,so he is the one that gets me out of bed.
DNRAE1 10/15/2012 6:43:00 AM

    Great tip!
CMORISAK 10/15/2012 6:17:00 AM

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KITTY1970 5/7/2011 12:57:00 AM

    I've been doing this @ noon every day. I take the 1 dog than the other. Or if it's too wet I'll take a few walks around the blocks

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