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Treating Workouts Like Appointments



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!

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  • Thanks for sharing!! - by LORIVIOLA
  • 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. - by MJKRESS
    I need to do this! - by MAMACAPPI
  • Great suggestion! - by FLRED12
    Thanks for sharing! - by KKLENNERT809
  • 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 - by MARYJOHANNAH
  • 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. - by PROPMAN1
  • Good planning! I need to mix up my routine a bit then set a schedule. Thanks for the idea. - by HOOSIERNATIVE46
  • 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. - by FOREVERFITCHICK
  • great info - by DELLMEL
  • 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 - by CHERYLSBUTT
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  • What a great idea! emoticon - by GWINNER1
  • You are right. First off, a regular schedule is so important. Secondly, I need to give my workouts the priority they deserve. Thanks - by EBONYSOL
    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. - by SUREMEMBERS
  • I've started doing this too - you are soooooo right! - by IRISHGIRL3
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  • First thing in the morning for me. - by LEANMEAN2
  • Great idea. Thanks for sharing. emoticon - by J2740LOU
  • 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 - by MIAJOEB
  • Used to do that before, will have to get back to it. - by JANETTEB553
  • 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 - by FITWITHIN
  • I agree. My workout times are not negotiable. It is a date I keep with myself. - by FIT4MEIN2013
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  • Works for me too, - by LYNCHD05
  • Awesome! - by ROOTIHAUSMAN
  • Yep, learned this from daughter, who ran the Chicago Marathon 10 years ago at 19. Amazing what you can learn from your kids!!! emoticon - by GINGERVISTA
  • I have to be at work by 7AM so my scheduled work out appointment is at 4 PM at the employee gym! - by JILLIEWILLIE1
  • Great advice .... - by NVRDWN88
  • 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. - by INGMARIE
  • Great tip! - by DNRAE1
  • emoticon - by CMORISAK
  • 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 - by KITTY1970

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