We all live busy lives, so finding time to fit in a workout can be tough. Here’s how to do it, no matter how much is going on in your life.
Sometimes life gets in the way of your desire to workout. You have a job. You have a family. You have friends that want to spend time with you.
You have many people and things pulling you in different directions all the time, and you can’t seem to find time to work out. If you want to know how to find time to work out when you are flat out 25 hours a day, read on.
Finding time to work out when you are really busy can be a real challenge, but there are ways you can do it. You just need to be disciplined enough to find time in your very busy schedule.
Build a Home Gym
One way to get around the problem of finding time to work out is to build your own gym at home. Your home gym can be extravagant (barbells, dumbbells, benches, power racks) or very simple (dumbbells, exercise bands, medicine balls).
Whatever type of home gym you choose to have, it will solve many problems associated with finding time to work out.
If you have a gym at home, you just need to allot some time at the end or the beginning of your day to workout. Problems like driving to and from the gym, showering, waiting to use workout equipment are all eliminated. The only thing that you will have to focus on is your workout.
The World is Your Gym
Being flat out 25 hours a day doesn’t mean you can’t work out. If you are just a little bit creative and look at the world differently, you’ll find that you have lots of opportunities to work out. Do you have extra time during your lunch hour? Use that extra time to do a few push-ups, bodyweight squats or lunges.
Are you in the park with your children? If there is a monkey bar around you can do some pull-ups while you are playing with your kids. Found some extra time after work? Try climbing stairs or going for a walk. Every little bit helps and in time you will realize you had more time than you thought.
Reduce Exercise Time
If you actually do find time to get to the gym often but find your workouts are too long, try different workout styles. An hour on the treadmill can be reduced to 15 minutes if you start performing high-intensity interval training.
A strength training session that lasts up to 90 minutes can be reduced to a half an hour if you switch to circuit-training. There are many different effective forms of working out. You just need to find the one that best fits your time schedule.
If you truly find that you can’t work out during the week, trying saving it for the weekend. You can have a great workout by combining exercises so that you will get a complete body workout on the weekends.
For example, you can work out your legs, biceps, triceps and shoulders on Saturday and work out your chest and back on Sunday. You can finish your workout sessions with HIIT, aerobic classes or any other form of cardio exercise you choose. You can stay fit and healthy even if you only workout on the weekend.
If you are really dedicated to working out, waking up early in the morning is a great way to get in a work out before your day begins. It avoids running the risk of not being able to work out at all. You might have to wake up a little early, but in the end it will be worth it.
Use that time to go to the gym, go for a jog, or just do some bodyweight exercises at home. It may seem counter-intuitive to wake up early when you are flat out, but you’ll be surprised at how good you will feel and how much more you will be able to accomplish during the day after working out in the morning.
Make the best use of every hour of the day, and you will be able to find time to work out.
No More Excuses
Working out when you are flat out 25 hours a day is difficult, but it’s not impossible. You can build a home gym, get creative, change your workout routine or exercise on the weekend or in the morning. You have no more excuses. You are never too busy to get healthier, get stronger and live longer.