It is amazing how productive I suddenly get when I know I should be working out. Last night was a perfect example. The moment I open my eyes in the morning I feel like I am moving 100 miles per hour. The balancing act of getting Ethan and myself ready for the day and out the door on time can often be a challenge. As soon as I drop him off at daycare my mind switches to work mode. Once I step into the door at work it feels like someone presses a fast forward button. The day goes by so fast and next thing you know 13 hours has passed from the moment you woke up and there is still no end in sight.
When I get home at the end of the day I feel like the relief pitcher in a baseball game. As soon as I drop my bags I feel like I pick up the ball and someone tells me to close this one out. Thus the nighttime routine begins. Dinner, bath & bed for Ethan, dishes, bills, etc. All the while I am hunted by my conscience telling me I should go workout. Next thing you know…something very interesting happens. As soon as my conscience tells me I should be working out my subconscious kicks in. Next thing you know all of these other priories become more important. The basket of clean laundry that has been sitting there for days, the pile of mail sitting on the counter, the toilet bowls suddenly must get cleaned NOW!
I am sure you very familiar with the cliché “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. If you are anything like me I am sure you have actually made a few plans in the past but still managed to fail! I guess the point of what I am trying to say here is…never stop planning! Your conscience and your subconscious works in a mysterious way. By creating the expectation for yourself, otherwise known as “The Plan”, chances are your subconscious is going to kick in and make you a more productive human being. In my case last night, I never got my workout in BUT I can tell you that the moment my eyes popped open this morning I made sure that I got a few miles in before going a 100 miles per hour.