Time Management

Make sure you can manage your time to train efficiently. If you read my previous post, then you know that school is starting back up.  Classes, homework and papers dominate our lives in college and high school.  However, there is some down time.  This is the time to catch up on sleep or just relax.  For me, down time is either napping or going to the gym to do something.  I don’t really know how things are going to be once school gets going, but time management is very important for training. 

They say time is money.  And in this day and age, it is important to keep track of both.  If you work full time, you already have a routine and have things down to an exact time.  However, in my case, college is crazy.  Stuff comes up all the time, but it is important to remember your priorities.  If you go to high school, come home get your school stuff done and then train.  I don’t mean to preach, but today has made rethink how this semester is going to be.  I really need to get my school work done and when that is done, start to train. 

The whole idea I am trying to get at, is to be efficient with your time.  If you can’t spend 2 hours in the gym, hit the weights hard and fast.  But, if you have all day to do nothing, do some cardio or do some laps in the pool.  During the summer, I had a lot of down time, so I could be in the gym and not have to worry about anything.  Now, I have to space out my time so I can get everything done and have it done to the best of my ability. 

If you want to get everything done, you need a routine.  This goes for everyday life and in the gym.  For instance, after this week, I will know what I can do and when.  Once I get my routine down, I can take some time out of the day and train.  Again, don’t go to the gym and say, “okay, I am going to do cardio, but I don’t know what to do.”  You should go in, focused on what you are there to do, whether it is a leg work out or a session on a stationary bike and throw do a hard work out. 

This is kind of a random spiel, but it has a purpose!  Find a routine and make time to train after your school, work or whatever is done.  That way, you have time to forget everything else and focus on your work out.  You have to work hard to play hard.

Posted on Aug 24 2009, under Training | No Comments »

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