We all know I love my excuses when it comes to exercising. In fact, I’m in the market for some new ones, please contact me if you have a few believable ones. For now, Amanda is going to talk about making time. And here she is:
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I don’t have time, the kids, my job, grocery shopping. It just doesn’t all fit in my busy schedule. Guess what? If you want to make the time to workout you will. Yes, some days are easier than others to fit in a workout but if your goal is to be healthy you will make time to squeeze a workout in a few times a week. Here a few tips to help keep you on track and keep those excuses to a minimum:
When at the gym, keep those ear buds in and do what you need to do. There is always time to socialize afterwards. If you are a social butterfly that just can’t be stopped, consider taking aerobic classes in a social setting.
Plan your workouts for the week in advance, whether you are working out at home or at the gym. If you know your plan you will be able to get more in and get out sooner.
Pack an extra snack. After a long day at work you might be too hungry to exercise. Having a piece of fruit or protein bar to hold you over at the end of the day before your workout will keep you from backing out.
Lay out your workout clothes ahead of time for the entire week. Monday through Friday gets busy. It is hard to pack your gym bag every night. Even if you workout at home, lay those clothes out. The less thinking you need to do before the workout the less time you will have to decide not to do it.
Got out of work late and no time for the gym? Go home and plug in Skimble for a quick workout (many workouts require no equipment). Or pop in a DVD.
No energy after work? Try a few morning workouts and see how that works. A morning workout give your more energy to get through the day and can put you in a great mood. Give it a shot.
You’ve heard people say that working out gives you more energy, but you feel completely exhausted after a workout. That feeling doesn’t come instantly. So stick with it, don’t give up and you will have eventually have more energy and you won’t be dreading it!
As a personal trainer in the gym everyday you would think making time isn’t that hard for me. Even for a person with fitness as a priority it can be difficult to make time. But that’s just it, it is a priority so yes I make time. I might not always have an hour or more between clients so I make the best of the time I do have. If I only have 30 minutes, I make the most of those 30 minutes. Circuits or intervals for me and maybe some core exercises.
If you want to make time to get healthy you will make time. Everyday won’t always be your best workout. It doesn’t even need to be a long workout. Just remember, it’s helping you get and/or stay healthy, definitely something worth keeping high on your priority list.