No Time To Work Out
We’ve been asked time and time again; ‘ How do you make time for fitness when you’re really busy? ‘
Living an active lifestyle should be one of top priorities. Putting our health first and taking care of ourselves gives us the best chance of success at work, at home with our loved ones. But we both know that doesn’t mean it’s easy.
Between work and a social life it’s hard to make time for much else. Despite good intention and often planning – it’s really easy for your workout regime to fall through.
I thought I’d share some tips on how to keep to keep fitness as part of your lifestyle when life so often gets in the way!
Social Time = Fitness
Agreeing to workout with a friend is a really powerful motivating factor. The thought of letting your buddy down usually gives us the push we need to follow through especially when the banter is on point!
You can also encourage yourself by scheduling to have coffee / food afterwards so it’s an easy way to catch-up and have a good time. Accountability is a game changer so stop going at it alone.
Treat workouts like meetings… bosses never bail.
Pretend, just for a second that your workouts are really important meetings with yourself.
You wouldn’t bail on a work meeting, You wouldn’t bail on a date, or friends so why do it to yourself? Start putting your workouts in your diary and treat them with the same seriousness as if your boss arranged a meeting to discuss your next pay rise 🙂 That way you’re more likely to stick to them.
Workout on the weekend
Weekdays workouts are a blessing and a curse. They’re great for starting the week feeling fresh and full of energy but are often hard to consistently make happen.
The weekend is a massive overlooked opportunity to get a workout in as you have 48 hours to yourself typically uninterrupted by your a-typical schedule!
Have you thought about doing a workout on the weekends?
Get yourself some help!
Sometimes the biggest barrier is simply motivating yourself.
Committing to a personal trainer and paying them to motivate, support, teach and guide you through your health journey is a fail proof solution to solving your motivation problems.
The right mindset
Working out shouldn’t be a punishment for eating ‘ badly ‘ or going too hard on a night out. Working out is all about me time… it’s an opportunity for you to invest in yourself and take positive action towards feeling happier, more confident and even growing as an individual.
Keep it real
It’s also important to remain realistic. If you’ve got a really important project or your business simply needs a ridiculous amount of attention then maybe you should reassess your fitness goal?
There’s no need to be fixated on training x times per week. Maybe one session a week is all you do at the moment. that’s damn good too.
I hope this is helpful!