Everyone wants to get fitter, but it’s hard to find the time to do that, so often that goal is left to the sidelines. However, there is a way to fit exercise into your weekly schedule. In fact, there are several techniques you can use that will help improve the potential of making exercise a regular function of your day. The first is simple, schedule it. Find a time of day that you normally don’t have anything scheduled and make that your exercise appointment. Make sure you include time to change clothing and shower if it’s in the middle of the day.
Get up earlier and start working out.
If your day is such that there’s simply no way to add exercise and expect it to happen, try getting up a half hour to an hour earlier. It can save some time, since you will go right from exercise to your morning schedule, with showering and dressing for the day as part of it. If you’re not a morning person, it doesn’t mean you can’t become one. Once you start exercising in the morning, you’ll find you’re more awake and ready for the day.
Break your exercise into sections.
You can get just as much benefit from three fifteen minute sessions as you can from one 45 minute session. Do a 15 minute workout to start your day. Take a 15-minute walk for lunch. You can take it seven to eight minutes to a destination and seven to eight minutes back to work. When you get home from work, before you start dinner or do ANYTHING, do your last 15-minute session.
Make sure you know what exercises you’ll be doing and track those as well.
Have a list, so you can immediately start exercising, saving time and making the workout quicker. You can get a lot more out of a half hour workout that’s organized than you can get from an hour long one that isn’t, since most of the time will be spent trying to figure out what to do next. If you want to make it a family affair, have everyone exercise together right before supper, then pitch in and help you make the meal. That frees up your time and it’s almost guaranteed that after a workout, your gang will be hungry and ready to get the meal on the table.
- Do you stop for a drink after work every day just to catch up on how everyone is doing? Then convince your compadres that it’s more productive to do it at the gym, rather than over a beer, coffee or cocktail. Make friends time, exercise time. Our small group sessions are perfect for this.
- Make part of your exercise things you love to do. Doing calisthenics or weight training is one way to get fit, but you can supplement it with things you love to do, like hiking, biking and dancing.
- Get the kids involved. Kids today tend to have their activities limited to electronics. It’s time to change that. Teach them your exercise routine and have them workout with you. Do active family things.
- Just do it. Make it a priority. Give exercise the importance in your life that it deserves. You manage to find the time to shower, brush your teeth and eat every day, which are important, make exercise just as important.
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