“I’m too tired to go to the gym!”
“Who has time to run or workout these days anyways?”
“I’ll go for a run tomorrow for sure”
Any of these excuses sound familiar? Finding time to exercise is one of the biggest challenges when it comes to staying (or getting) in shape. There’s no magic “One size fits all” method for fitting exercise into your busy schedule, but here’s a few tips that will help:
1.) Wake Up Earlier
You’d be amazed at how much you can get done before work! Try setting your alarm for one hour earlier than normal and use that extra time to go for a run, hit the gym, or do some yoga and push ups in the living room. By the time you’d normally wake up, your workout is done for the day!
2.) Maximize Lunch Breaks
Take a break from work and go for a power walk outside. Choose a coffeeshop 15 minutes away and earn that (unflavored) latte! If your office building has a gym, this is a great time to use it. Bring dry shampoo and wet wipes for a quick post-workout “shower”!
3.) Make It A Family Affair
Wrangling children and pets can be a workout in and of itself! Make your family an active one by going hiking instead of to the movies on the weekends. Usually take your dog for a walk in the morning? Try running with it instead! You and the dog will enjoy the cardio health benefits.
4.) Be Prepared
Don’t waste time debating whether to go to the gym or not, and just go! Keep a bag of workout gear and healthy snacks in the car so you’re always ready to get into beast mode. Short on time? Try a circuit training workout to hit all the major muscle groups in as little as 30 minutes!
Manage your time effectively to hit your fitness goals daily.