If I don't get it done first thing in the mornings a few times a week, then I do it after I eat lunch. I rarely cook at dinnertime, because I'm hungry at dinnertime. Not waiting until I'm hungry to make foods is key to not overeating. Even though it doesn't take alot of time to make something to eat, it still takes time. And if I'm hungry I can get impatient and anxious. Not that I don't find myself overeating at sometimes, but it's practically predictible if my foods aren't ready in advance.
Second priority is my training. Wild horses couldn't keep me from my kettlebell training, so you would think it would my first priority! Have I missed workouts because I was sick? Sure a couple of times, but I tried to train anyway! Once I give in to being sick in bed, my only thoughts are recovery so I can hit it hard asap. Training kettlebells takes even less time than prepping my foods, I can always squeeze it in. It takes no room and no time, at the very least 30 minutes 3 times a week. If I didn't have a kettlebell I'd make one up from a paint can with a handle or something crazy ass like that!
Since I lead a few classes a week I'm lucky that other people rely on me to show up, and because of that, even if I didn't fell like it, I don't have a choice. When I know no one will be in a scheduled class I still train as if there were....maybe not as intensely, sometimes more intensely. I've allotted the time for training so that's what I do. Leading others through workouts had been life changing for me because it keeps my creative juices flowing. When I train by myself I do the boring stuff which is as rewarding in a different way.
Speaking of different.....I'll get back to this in a sec.
My next priority is my new job. For those who don't know this, I'm currently writing a book, and it's a big deal. I've signed with Harper Collins Publishing and have deadlines coming fast and furious. My writing energy is focused on that project. I feel great about the writing I've been doing and I'm excited to share the finished product. This book has solidified my commitment to who I've become and how I was able to make the permanent changes that I know will keep me healthy, fit and happy....lucky for me all of those things go hand in hand.
I know that most people have full time jobs, whether formal jobs or stay at home wife/mommy kind of jobs, and are thinking that I have the luxury of time on my side. When I started my transformation I had a full time job, some days working 12 hours, and you know what? I often tell Mark that it felt easier back then! I had to keep my mind focused on my job not much time to obsess about food and exercise. I also had to be way more organized to get these other priorities done. I had far less time to waste when I had other responsibilities to consider.
Full time job, part time job, or no job, wild horses couldn't keep me from my priorities. It's because of these priorities I am who I am....maybe a bit different than most, but I wouldn't have it any other way.....
I've got 15 minutes to get ready for class...but I made time this morning for this blogpost....today this made priority over a shower! Have a great day!