MAXT3: Trouble finding time to work out? Schedule it!

Typically, you are not managing your time; it is managing you. In fact, the constant crisis and deadlines of your thoroughly modern day are most likely determining your each and every move—and managing your time, your body, and your emotions.

When you woke up this morning, it is likely that the very first things you thought of were not those things necessary to create time for exercise, better nutrition, and peace. Instead, from the moment you opened your eyes, you were probably thinking of those things that were so vital they had to be handled immediately. As time went on, you most likely spent the rest of your day handling urgent issues, meeting deadlines, managing relationship breakdowns, and attempting to get to places on time.

Most people would consider this “effective” time management. They have organized their day so the most important and pressing issues are being handled first, and so they are not late to anything.

However, this is not really “time management,” it is “emergency management.” In emergency management, your time manages you. When this happens it causes you to just get through the day rather than from the day.

To do all the things you have to do in a day and get in or stay in shape, most people I work with don’t feel they have the time to do it. The truth is that all people have the time, they just don’t know how to manage the time effectively.

   The bottom line is that if you want to get ahead of your health and fitness vs. being constantly behind it – you have to schedule it.


When you are driving, if there is a dotted yellow (White in some countries) line, you can pass or cross over into the other lane. However, if there is a solid yellow line, you cannot pass and you cannot cross over. Others cannot pass or cross over either.

It works the same for priorities. If you paint solid yellow lines around your priorities by scheduling them, they happen. You don’t achieve fitness, you schedule fitness.

A workout is a planned, important meeting that can’t be cancelled. If you step back and look at your schedule each week, you make an appointment with the gym, home equipment, treadmill, bike or road run 3-6 days.

Research shows that less than 3 days is equal to not exercising. On the other hand, studies also show that you can get a whole lot out of 10 minutes. You can do anything for 10 minutes and 10 minutes isn’t hard to find -so schedule it!

To get information about how you can start scheduling your fitness goals a Maximized Living Doctor in your area would love to help!! To get more information about the MAXT3 Fitness program stop by