Whether it's a late night at work or a full social calendar, a lot of things can get in the way of a solid workout. During the espnW Women + Sports Summit (which I attended as a guest of Lexus), Gabby Reece shared another oft-unspoken reason people shelve their exercise routines — guilt. As a busy working mother and wife, Reece expressed a feeling that many can relate to: letting go of guilt that can sometimes come along with being selfish.
"I defend my time to train: I schedule it," said Reece. "I don't care who's crying or what. If you don't, [a workout is] the first thing off the table." While this may sound harsh, Reece knows that her own happiness directly affects those closest to her. It's this realization that has helped her consistently carve out time for herself and internally ask, "What do I need to do to make myself happy? What maneuvering will it take to make it happen?"
If you find yourself struggling to carve out "me time" for your own workouts, here are a few tips to help you maneuver this scenario in your own life!