Staying fixed on a goal can be hard work, sometimes harder than achieving the goal itself. Pulling yourself out of a slump or putting yourself back on the wagon can be daunting tasks. Sometimes the best way to move toward a goal is to move toward it–every day.
I recently made a change to my workout routine. I was trying for the 30-minute power workout. When work gets nuts, it can be hard to even capture that little of a time slot. Instead, I decided to work with my schedule. Rather than working out three times a week, I’m working out every day.
Each day, I will do a short, 15-minute routine, rotating upper body, lower body, and abs. Such a short time slot won’t break my routine. In fact, it adds to the routine. I get a little break after lunch, before I’ve opened up my computer again. I get it done, can tick it off my list, and feel more energized during the lazy afternoons.