“I’m too busy.”
“I don’t have the time.”
“I’m too tired.”
“I don’t know what I’m doing.”
When it comes to working out, and the reasons as to why someone can’t work out, I’ve heard it all. Nowadays, it seems like everyone is always in a hurry to get to the next thing, whether it be work, extracurricular activities, carting kids around to different activities, or just spending time relaxing. Unfortunately, for many, this means that their physical health and often their nutrition get pushed further down their list of priorities. So how do you find the time to fit in a work out a few times a week in an on the go world?
Make it a priority by scheduling your workouts each week.
You schedule dentist appointments, doctor appointments, even nights out with friends, so why not schedule your workouts too. I recommend sitting down with your calendar every Sunday to see where you can schedule your workouts for the upcoming week. Not only are you more likely to keep your appointment with yourself, but the consistency of scheduling your workouts each week will help in creating a routine that you carry forward from week to week.
Consider shorter workouts.
No one said you have to spend countless hours in the gym, seven days a week to see results. And honestly, who really has time for that?! With the right training program, a 30 or 45 minute workout 3-4 times per week can be just as effective as an hour plus long workout of the same frequency.
Work with a Personal Trainer.
Not only will working with a personal trainer hold you accountable (we all can use some accountability from time to time!), but a personal trainer will take any and all guess work as to what kind of workout you should be doing out of your hands. You simply show up for your scheduled training session and your trainer will take you through your workout. You’ll be in and out in 30-60 minutes. It’s really that simple.
Find something you enjoy.
Working out should never feel like a chore or a punishment. In order to stay motivated and stick with healthy habits, it’s important to find something that you enjoy. Some people enjoy running, others enjoy weight lifting or fitness classes. Whatever you decide to do, make sure that it’s something that you enjoy and look forward to doing each week.
What are your top tips for finding time to work out in a busy, demanding world? What has worked for you?