The Myth of the Yummy Mummy

I hear this a lot, a lot a lot:

I wish I had more time to workout.

Lies.

:: Honestly it took me awhile to figure this one out … 1/24 = 4% yaya natural blondes! ::

The truth is we all have the same amount of hours in a day to get it done. And from what I've seen, the busier you are the more likely you are to actually fit a workout in.

I've trained bosses, yummys, mummys, daddys, kids, grandparents, everyone. And during my time with these individuals I've learned one real truth about exercise: it's up to you and only you to make time for it. There is no perfect time to get fit except right now.  I've trained women who's entire job is to look amazing and they are less likely to be successful than people who work 10 hour days. It's nuts and I never would have believed it before starting this career but it is absolutely true. It is harder to make yourself workout when you have all the time in the world then it is when you only have 42 minutes and 47 seconds.

The trick is to not fall into the trap of thinking that you would be better off if you had more time to workout. Set a time, doesn't matter what time during the day and stick with that time no matter what, don't book a lunch, don't book a call, it's already blocked off time. Make it happen a minimum of six, yes six not three times per week and you will see results. Goals are achieved with consistency of effort: 30 minutes six times per week day is wayyyy better for you than 3 hours on a single day. 

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:: Michelle Obama gets up at 5 am to workout everyday for 90 minutes. Go girl. ::

The busiest people I train never ever ever cancel. They make their fitness a priority and always get the job done. I show up, we say hi and then we get to work. They never say no and always just go. We book times months in advance and honestly I etch them in stone because I know my bosses aren't changing their routine. They workout at the same time of day for 5-6 times per week and they show up and try their best no matter what else is going on in their lives. It's inspirational and impressive and totally carries over into their successful careers.

I know when I was younger I always thought that if I was a yummy mummy I would be one hot yummy mummy and workout all day everyday. The truth is I probably wouldn't work out any more than I do now – 6 times per week for 45 minutes.

Bottom Line: don't wait for more time, it doesn't work – make more time.