Just admit it..you’re a workaholic. You’re driven to succeed. You understand and are willing to do whatever it takes to reach success. You understand that complacency and mediocrity is for the birds and you will do whatever it takes to put food on the table and clothes on your back (and your family if you have one). Because of this hard-working mindset you don’t have time to workout.
What I want to do is break down this workaholic mentality and give some options and workouts for you to do throughout the day. Anyone can make themselves busy. We choose the way we use our spare or extra time. When people say they are too busy to work out it drives me crazy because they really arent. It’s just another excuse.
If you call yourself a workaholic or just think that your job takes up too much of your time. I want you to consider these next few steps or questions.
Below are 5 steps I need you to consider/do before you decide what the best workout location and tools fit you best. Following this post will be a series of posts with workouts for your specific location so stay tuned!!! If you work in an office or at home there will be something for you!
Step 1: What is the true definition of your responsibility at work?
8 out of 10 people do more than what they are really paid to do. This can be a good and bad thing. The Good: You are passionate about going above and beyond what is expected of you and you strive to put 120% into everything you do. The BAD: You’re a micromanager. You can’t trust the work on anyone else so you feel you have to do. You make the phone calls, you push the paperwork and you mop the floors too. One word…delegate. The good quality is awesome I am a firm believer in this but you need to understand and be able to decipher between the two.
Step 2: What is your roll?
Are you the CEO, boss, manager, Office assistant or maintenance? What freedoms do you have? Example: Hour lunch break, chill boss that would allow you to take an extra 30 min to yourself, self-employed, ability to eat at your desk while you work? I’m not asking what your businesses “policy” is just what are you able to get away with without losing your job?
A lot of jobs are pretty chill about certain stuff. If it’s okay to take little 10-15 minute breaks talking to joe blow in the break room then you may be able to spend that time doing something more constructive….like building a killer body!
Step 3: Take a look around:
I get fired up talking to people about where they work and how they can incorporate more workouts into their day. Creativity is the life blood behind this blog. It’s what makes nit thrive. If I was given the job to analyze your job and home and build/design a gym that would fit your every need both at home and away I would so be the CEO!
There is a difference between the guys/gals who have time for the gym and just don’t want to go and the people who truly wish they could find more time and ways to workout but they just can’t (or so they think). The passions are often times different. I would take a person who has no more passion than what’s in my pinky finger over someone who needs their hand-held the whole time who makes more excuses and problems then solutions. Because passion can grow. If you show someone the light they are going to walk towards it.
Look at what you have. Do you work in an office? Do you have your own office or do you share one? On your floor or in your building do you have access to an empty room or office that nobody uses or isn’t using currently? Most of the larger buildings have a stair access to the roof. Does yours? You can’t expect to be able to get on the roof but you have 15-20 stairs that nobody else is using! In order to really make this thought process happen you have to get the traditional gym setting out of your head. You going to do everything you think you must have a gym membership for no matter where you are. It’s a mindset you have to adapt.
Step 4: Note your social media
You think i’m kidding don’t you?! We are a part of a generation that has been consumed by this platform and now we are pushing it on our kids. It has taken me over two days to finish this post (main reason was my site didn’t save my rough draft) but I bet 50% of it was from notifications and distractions from my phone. Instagram, facebook and twitter are constantly going off with new things.
This stuff has the same addictive power as alcohol and drugs. You don’t believe me then think about this; drugs ruin families, marriages and relationships. You can’t sit here and say that these social media platforms have not been working their way into more marriages, families and relationships in a negative way. Just the other day they had a bit on the radio about facebook ruining relationships. People were calling in and spilling all this personal business that facebook was responsible for.
It’s a choice. You choose to turn it on, you choose to be notified. Start really looking at the time you spend doing stuff like YoutTube and Facebook. I bet you could add up a few minutes to get in a workout! Which leads me to my next step..
Step 5: Put together you no excuses workout plan.
That’s right. Think about these 4 steps and see what you can do with what you have. I am going to be uploading a series of posts that will be geared towards workouts in specific locations like stairs, offices, parking lots etc. Nobody is the same as the other. Everyone’s job description is different. That’s fine. You can still break it down to see what you have available and what non negotiables you are working with.
So pick and choose what you have available and let me know what you have! I would be more than happy to turn your problem into a solution. Comment on here or shoot me an email william.beyondgymwalls.@gmail.com and fill me in.