As a personal trainer I find one of the most important skills that come in handy in my profession is being able to manage my time. I believe that a well structured day/week leads to not only success in business, but fitness and personal life as well. A well managed day can make a person feel accomplished, task driven and goal oriented. The characteristics managed by a highly successful person.
In your daily life I would like to challenge you to make sure that your time is being used in a productive manner. Consequently fitting in time to eat well, stay fit and engage in educational progress. What I mean by this is finding time to be constantly improving from day to day. If you’re not learning or growing as a person every day then you are only wasting time. It does not have to be extreme by any measures and can be as simple as learning from a flawed mistake. The best part about this is when those days come along where you really made a change or a difference (ex. lost an inch on your waist) you will be ecstatic and excited to continue your success.
With this in mind in order to successfully reach weight loss goals that you have set for yourself, you must be willing to effectively plan your day. Every morning you should wake up with a list of healthy things that you can accomplish for that day. Whether it is making sure you fit a salad into your caloric intake, replacing bread with a wrap, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. It should be a challenge that you can feel proud of when the evening rolls around and you have “checked off” all the tasks for the day.
Don’t forget dynamic warm-up and stretch/foam roll before 10 minutes of high intensity work to manage those busy days
- 10 pushups
- 5 squat jumps
- 10 squats
- 5 burpees
- 10 supermans
Complete the exercise in order without resting for 10 minutes straight. Record as many rounds as possible in the allotted time and next time you complete the workout strive for one more round.
4-5 rounds: You’re working hard
6-7 rounds: You’re doing great
8+ rounds: You’re a superstar
Justin Gaita, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, is an avid fitness enthusiast who believes in overall health and wellness. He is a former rugby player who enjoys spending his time outdoors cycling as well as running and competing in triathlons and obstacle course races. He has successfully worked with clients of all ages and incorporates a motivational structure that works best for each individual.
Peak Physique, Inc.
50 Holly Hill Lane, Greenwich
Photograph: Melani Lust