Finding Time To Workout – Some Quick Tips
Finding time to workout is supposedly one of the biggest challenges we face when it comes to fitness. I actually think it’s more down to motivation than anything else. I know we are all busy people, but if Facebook can get some love, then so can your body.
Still, if I could give you some tips to really find time anyway, then you might find yourself motivated more anyway. With that in mind, here are my thoughts.
Cultivate A Habit
It all comes down to habit. We’re just too used to being lazy or inactive in our free time. Most of us having jobs that don’t require being active. Building a habit is hard, a lot of the time I tried to do it, I’d fail before I got there.
Fortunately, I’m not talking about a habit of huge exercise or trips to the gym. Just something that is an increase in your daily activity levels is a good start (and a great platform for further increase).
Let’s look at Kettlebells as an example. If you are able to do a few basic exercises daily (or every other day), then that’s great. You needn’t think of it like a major chore that’s going to take up an hour or so of your day.
That’s another reason I’m a fan of this DVD, it let’s you do an intense workout in just 25 minutes.
Also, just like the basketball player who dribbles the ball around the house to keep his skills up, you could do the same with a kettlebell.
I’m not saying you should start carrying it everywhere with you, but if you can squeeze in a few reps while walking around the house, it’s going to help cultivate something good.
Finding Time To Workout – It Just Takes Small Exercises
In terms of fitness, toning up, and health, it really doesn’t take a huge effort.
Yes, the more you can do is usually the better, but it’s not the only option. Consistency is far more important here, so find out what you can keep up consistently, and then go keep it up consistently.
I’ve always been more into toning and looking fit than putting on huge bulk anyway, so this favors smaller, consistent exercise anyway.
This is reflected in the routines I follow.
Utilize The Time You Have
Instead of thinking how to find the time to workout, or wondering when your workload will ease, why not take a different approach?
Look at your current schedule, and see how you could fit more workouts into it.
Go to bed 15 mins later? Workout while watching TV?
The classic option: cycle to work instead.
It’s up to you to figure it out, but I’m sure with a bit of creativity you can find a way.
Consider a DVD To Maximize Your Time
Following on from this, you’ve got to learn to maximize your time. Only got 25 mins to exercise? Try following the scorcher series DVD set to make sure you’re getting the most from it.
I used to hate going to the gym because it took time to travel there and back, and once I got there, I’d either have to adjust my routine based on what equipment was free, or wonder what exactly to do next.
It’s much easier to just follow some top advice, and so far, Dasha Libin’s advice is the best I’ve come across.
Let me know, how do you find the time to exercise? What does your routine usually involve?
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