Time. When? Balance. How?

It's quite fitting that this week's TIaRT theme is Time and Balance because apparently I don't have much of it, which has left me scrambling, at work anyway. But hey, this is the fun stuff we're talking about, the running stuff. How do I find make the time to run/workout?

I make it a priority. I plan the rest of my day around it. Because I know that a healthy me makes a happier me, I'm willing to shorten my get-ready-for-work routine or push back dinner plans a bit to fit in some serious sweat time.

Last night for example, I ran home from Target (I swear I had to get a few necessary things for Europe, like a Tide to go stick, mini blowdryer and more Aveeno spf moisturizer) and then jumped into my spandex and NB shoes and started Jillian's Blast Trouble Spots workout before the man friend came over for dinner. He arrived mid sweat as I was squatting and pressing along with Jillian and team. Sexy.

I ran to the kitchen to start boiling water for some yummy black bean and tomato quinoa I've raved about before (and the man friend loves) and went straight back to cranking out pushups and mountain climbers. Need a healthy, protein full and tasty new meal to add to the mix? I promise you, you won't be sorry with this recipe! Moving on...

This morning, I woke up a bit earlier to fit in her awesome Boost Metabolism 58 min workout AND 15 min of yoga before showering and heading to work. I have a work event that goes late tonight, then I'm meeting the runners for dinner, and somewhere in there I'll say hi to the man friend. Plus, I fully intend on fitting in a lunch walk in this little break of sun we're having.

So, while I may not be able to talk about running (thanks to this still bum knee), I'm talking about making your body and your health a HIGH priority. For me, it's usually #1 or #2 on the list so I don't skip my workout just because I don't feel like it. Nope, not a good enough excuse.

BTW, if you have On demand, seriously check out Jillian's Boost Metabolism Cardio Burn workout. You'll not only feel the burn and the sweat dripping off you, you'll feel those sore muscles a few days later. That's when I know a workout is good...when sweat is dripping down my face and back, my obliques hurt, my quads burn with every squat and I feel the results a few days later.

Comments

Kim said…
Bookmarked the recipe (I go to a very rural grocery store, and I go tonight, so I need to check and see if they sell quinoa), and I added Jillian's video to the wishlist. Thanks for the suggestions!
Amber said…
I'm like you, working out is HIGH on my list. I started making it a priority over a year ago and that's how I managed to lose weight.

I'm wondering about this "on-demand" thing that you're talking about where you get all of Jillians workouts? I LOVE the 30-day shred dvd and would like to do more of her workouts. I don't know if I can get this channel or whatever you're talking about in Canada though...

I also do Jillians 30-day shred workout while supper cooks :-)
MCM Mama said…
That recipe sounds yum and I may just have all the ingredients here...

Good job making working out a priority. If I ever stop being able to run, I'll have a heck of a time keeping on track. One of these days I need to get a hold of a Jillian work out.
I love Exercise on Demand, especially Jillian's workouts! On Demand really makes it so time is not an excuse for missing a workout because you can do it whenever!
Love it! Make it a priority - definitely the only way to go. I really need to get a few more of these Jillian-Michaels DVDs! Once I put this second half-m behind me I'm ready to be a little more creative with my workouts. Reading about all the stuff you do between running-off-times is inspiring :)
Teresa said…
I've never done any of Jillian's videos, but all I hear is good things so you may just sway me to check it out. I don't think we have her stuff on demand here, but I'll be sure to check it out now.

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