Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Scheduling

I've been doing a crappy job of training lately, which I know is a big surprise to everyone. However, I think I have come up with a completely obvious, no-brainer solution. You see, my biggest problem with training is that my day seems to get away from me. Even though I left my job, now almost two months ago, I really am working during the day. I have a few actual projects I'm working on and between looking for and replying to online ads for gigs, writing pitches to potential clients and networking, I've been really busy. Add into the mix the hour I spend taking the girls to the dog park and my day is over before I know it. In the evening, I don't really feel like doing anything, so I usually don't.

This Sunday is the last Kisscross race, though, and when that's over I want to get into a serious winter conditioning program so I'm ready and raring to go by April. The program will likely include some weight training, some trainer rides and some outdoor riding. Accomplishing everything I want will take some dedication, not to mention planning.

So, I've decided to come up with a plan this weekend and treat my program just like a freelance job. At the beginning of each week, I'll go over my goals for that week, look at my calendar (taking into consideration any events and projects) and actually schedule time for my workouts. Scheduling time slots and sticking to them should make for a successful winter program. Now I just have to do it!

2 comments:

Di said...

Andrea, if it helps, I've gained eight pounds and none of my clothes fit. :-( Fortunately, while it's not as much time as I would like to commit, I have been getting exercise. The weight training is twice per week and holding steady. The skiing takes a little more commitment mostly because of the prep. Ah...Christmas break will rock!

Jake said...

Andrea, make sure you set a realistic goal it will be much easier to keep and more fun. There is nothing worse than to much time on the trainer. Start with a day or two and work from there. How about working in some winter rail trail rides again? Would you be up for that?