Updated: July 25, 2013

Exercising every day isn't just about getting back my girl guns

(although I'm psyched to say they've finally returned.) If I don't work

out I'm a lot more likely to cry when my sister forgets to call me back

or snap at my mom when she asks me a question about the wedding. In

other words, working out makes me a more levelheaded person. Still,

despite all my best intentions, I haven't been able to make morning

sessions a habit. Lately I've been staying up until 1 a.m. doing

wedding-related 'work' (the programs, the menu, the seating

arrangements...you get the idea) which makes waking up before 8

unbearable. (I'm one of those people who can't function on less than

eight hours of sleep.)

Don't get me wrong, I haven't entirely given up my a.m. sweat

sessions; I'm just not doing them daily like I'd intended. Instead,

I've started looking at my planner every night and figuring out when

(not if) I'll work out the next day. On Monday, I squeezed in

20 minutes-yes, even 20 minutes is beneficial-before my dinner plans.

On Tuesday, my evening was wide open so I spent an hour at the gym

after work. On Wednesday-knowing I had an evening meeting with the

florist-I worked out for an hour in the morning. And today, I had an 8 a.m. work event so I'm going to hit the gym at 6.

Tell me: How do you stick with your workouts when your schedule is out of control?

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