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When is the best time to start a training program?

Why starting a training program when you are busy will bring you more success!

When life gets busy, our health is often the first thing to fall down your priority list.

You may have started working out in high school, college, or when you just graduated college and had the time to invest in your health and fitness goals.

You may have been an athlete and training was just a part of your routine it felt like getting to the gym was on autopilot.

Fast forward a few years, and your life may look a lot different than it did back when you were at your fittest.

Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this. It happens in life.

As we go through life's chapters, we take on new roles and responsibilities. New careers, new relationships, new stages in those relationships, and even starting your own family.

With all that gets added to your plate, it is no surprise that your own health and fitness takes a back seat. However, just because we get busier and busier, doesn't mean you have to let your health, fitness, and healthy habits fall down the totem poll.

It may seem counterintuitive, but I am going to layout for you why I believe getting back into shape when you are busy will be one of the best decisions you can make.

First off, think about your life now.

What are your responsibilities.

A career, providing for your family, finishing up a second degree, or even running your own business.

Can you pinpoint when your life will become drastically less busy?

Sure, school has a defined end point, but when school ends, you will probably end up working more.

My point is, life will always be busy, and there is no best time to start taking back your health. The most important thing is that you start!

Very rarely do we get points in life where we have months to dedicate solely to ourselves.

Thus, there really is no better time to start investing in your training, then when you first get the impulse to make a change.

For example, over the years I have worked with people who have just started families, who have highly demanding jobs, have their own businesses to run, or those that are in the middle of raising their family and whose life revolves around youth sports, dance recitals, and carpools.

In working with these individuals, we found the least amount of training they could stick to week after week. This way they were getting something as opposed to nothing.

Which is significantly more than where they were doing prior to working with me. Which is always a step in the right direction.

And when their schedule became easier for them manage, we added a second or third training day.

Since they no longer had the crazy schedule they had before, they were able to come to each training session with more vitality, more focus, more energy, and were able to push themselves harder.

Which led to some great results!

A more specific example I'd like to share comes from an online client of mine, Jeremy.

Jeremy is in his early 30's and has been a rock start client. He came to me because he was tired of going through the motions, and wanted some guidance.

In our recent check in, Jeremy said how he was able to still stay active during a super busy week at work.

Through working together, Jeremy learned how to navigate his busy week to still keep his progress going. He didn't have time to make to the gym, so he walked more, did what he could at home, and felt confident in his ability to not let a busy week beat him.

When extra busy weeks come up, and they will, it is so easy to let your workout routine fall behind. Which will likely increase the amount of time it takes to reach your goals.

I provided Jeremy with a plan to follow, we discussed importance of always doing something active, and not letting one busy week spiral into 2 or 4 weeks or more of inactivity.

Oh yeah, and he was able to get all of his work done too!

Training while in the middle of a busy time can also make life seem easier.

Imagine gaining more energy, feeling awesome about yourself for committing to your health, and getting through challenging workouts that make your meetings and presentations feel like a walk in the park.

When life gets busy, it is all the more reason to take care of yourself so you can put your best foot forward. So that you can be the best partner, parent, employee, leader, and human you can be.

To put things in perspective, I love this recent Instagram post from Jonathan Goodman (

To bring that into perspective those 3 hours can be broken down as follows.

  • 1 hour of exercise, 3 days per week

  • 30 minutes of exercise, 6 days per week

  • 1 hour of exercise, 1 day per week and 30 minutes of exercise 4 days per week

As you can hopefully see, you can come up with many combinations to help you get the exercise you need to improve your health.

I am biased here, but I highly recommend finding a coach or trainer that you can trust to work with your and your schedule.

So many people want the same results. To get stronger, be happy with how they look and feel, build muscle, and feel healthy. Which are great goals!

However, each one of you reading this has a different approach that will work best for you.

Working with someone who will be able to develop the program that will work best for you will help take the decision making off of your plate, and provide you with the accountability and resources you need to get results. No matter how busy you are!

Remember, there is no such thing as perfect. Thus, there is no point in waiting for something like the perfect time to get back to they gym. Because the hard truth is that perfect time won't come.

What you can do is take the first step and get started with something, and in a month I guarantee you will be happy that you did!

If you are interested in hearing about how the programs I offer can fit into your schedule, then click the link below!

After you click the link, select Road map strategy call and find the time that works best for you!

In this call we will discuss what you are trying to achieve for yourself, layout a plan that will get you there, and I will share with you how we can get you started!

Finally, I will leave you with this.

The key to long term success isn't perfection, it is being better than you were yesterday!

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