It is possible to work out with a busy lifestyle! We all have the same 24 hours in a day, so it’s about being creative and making time for what you want. This blog post will show you how to make fitness happen no matter how hectic your schedule is.
1. Set a realistic fitness goal
Starting with realistic goals is the best way to stay motivated. We all want to see results as quickly as possible, but if you set unrealistic goals for yourself, it will be extremely discouraging when you do not reach them and may cause you to give up entirely on working out. Shoot for gradual progression rather than a quick fix that isn’t sustainable long term
2. Figure out when you have time to work out and stick with it
Whether you work out early in the morning or after you get home from work, figure out when you have time to work out and stick with it. If working out early in the morning is best for you, set your alarm clock a little earlier so that you can get everything done before heading off to work.
If exercising after work works better for your schedule, try not to let yourself become too busy at home or during dinner that you miss out on your workout. If you can’t fit in a full workout, do some push-ups or squats during commercials when watching tv instead of lounging on the couch.
Even if it is just for five minutes, try to prioritize taking care of yourself and working out!
3. Make your workout as convenient as possible
Your workout does not have to be a huge production. Another way to make your workout more convenient is by using bodyweight exercises at home instead of going to the gym for a full-on weight lifting session.
4. Workout in small increments throughout the day
If you cannot find a set time to work out every day, you can always work out in smaller increments. Things like doing lunges over your desk (or another sturdy surface) when on phone calls or getting up from your chair every 30 minutes to walk around, just moving around can make a big difference over time.
5. Get motivated by watching fitness videos on Fitness For Five’s website
Here at Fitness For Five, we offer virtual workouts for those who can’t make it to the gym! You can watch these videos at home or on your mobile device while you are traveling. This is a great way to stay fit even when life gets busy!
The trainers in our virtual workouts will inspire you and push you towards achieving your goals so that one day soon, working out won’t seem like such a chore because it becomes something that you enjoy.
6. Join a gym that is close to home or work so that you can walk there instead of driving and parking (if available)
If you live or work near a gym, try walking there instead of driving and finding parking. This will help to add in some extra steps each day and give your workout an added boost!
Working out with a busy lifestyle is possible if you just put effort into it. Set realistic goals for yourself, figure out when you have time to work out and stick with it, make your workout as convenient as possible by doing bodyweight exercises at home or in small increments throughout the day.
If you are looking to join a gym, check out Fitness For Five today! Visit our website at https://fitnessforfive.com/ to learn more.