Today, we're going to talk about how to find time for your workouts. Because, trust me, you have it.
1) Conclude the importance.
When something is important to you, you automatically make time for it. (Like running to the mall to snag that perfect pair of shoes that are on sale, amiright?) So the sooner you conclude that exercise needs to be a priority, the easier it will be to slide it into your schedule. I mean, you've been telling yourself how important it is for awhile now, anyway. Right? Time to believe it.
2) Embrace your mornings.
I know it seems ludacris to suggest that you give up an hour of sleep, but I really want you to consider doing it. Think about it: If the first thing you need to do is get to the gym or go for a run, there's really nothing stopping you. Save it for after work or just later in the day, well...things always come up, right?
3) Consult your lunch break.
If you work full time, think about using your lunch break for some physical activity. When will you eat? Lunch in the office at 11:00AM while you work, hit the gym at noon! Or vice versa. And, if you use a calendar to schedule your meetings, then it's really easy to block out the time. Only get an hour? 30-minute workouts are your calling, friend!
Sit down with your agenda or calendar and really check out where and how you are spending your time. You might find loopholes where disorganization gets the best of you. Or where you can move and shift to find an hour here and there.
5) Balance the babies.
If you have kids, they can often be the first and foremost reason why you "don't have time" to exercise. So you need to talk to your significant other. If you really, truly want to make workouts a priority, then the two of you need to find a way to create this time for each other. Someone watches the kids while the other hits the gym. Agree to it and don't look back.
6) Write it down.
Make pen and paper your chisel and stone. When you write things down on a grocery list, you buy them. Right? So write your workouts down on a schedule—and do them! Yes, it can be that easy.
Question: What are some of the tricks you employ to make sure you always have time for exercise?