You know how important exercise is in your life, you know that you must do it no matter what but sometimes life gets too busy and before you know it you’re missing a workout.
We all lead very busy life’s where we have to deal with a thousand different tasks each day, rushing around from one place to another.
Whatever your reasons for not fitting exercise into your busy day, it’s time that you starting seeing it as a priority no matter what comes up and how busy you are. Working out has huge benefits on your health, giving you energy to deal with your busy life, and also perking up your mood so you enjoy your life every day.
All you need to do is follow these 5 tips that will help you fit exercise into your busy life.
1. Set your alarm earlier
I know this may sound difficult but once you have done it a few times it will become second nature to you. Make sure that you go to bed each night slightly earlier so you can deal with your alarm going off earlier. Once it does this is the perfect time to fit in 30-45 minutes of exercise. The rest of the family are still sleeping and you can have this extra time to get your workout out of the way.
2. Take a fast walk
At lunchtime or when you have a break, instead of talking to your colleagues or staying at your work station, get yourself outside and take a fast walk. Not only will it boost your energy levels but it will also clear your head and gets your blood flowing ready for the rest of your day.
3. Grab each opportunity
When you’re really busy with work and your kids, have you ever thought about doing some exercises in bite size pieces. Try 15 push-ups on the bath before you get into the shower, 15 squats in the toilet at work. Your workouts can be broken down so there is no excuse why you can’t fit in any exercise during your busy day.
4. Join a bootcamp
A bootcamp is such a good way to reach your fitness goals with quick and effective workouts. Not only that, but bootcamps can be first thing in the morning, early enough for you to get your workout in before work or before the kids need to be taken to school. Because you will be exercising with other like-minded people it’s the perfect motivational environment for you.
5. Write it down
Treat your workouts like any other important meeting or appointment by putting it into your diary. Schedule it as a lunch appointment, where you can avoid going to the local restaurant with your colleagues and eating an unhealthy lunch or you can schedule your workout as a meeting during the day. Plan a time with yourself and then stick to it no matter what happens.
Treat your workouts purposefully and mindfully and you will stop the excuse of “My life is too busy to workout”. Your body and mind will thank you for it.