The number one excuse for people not exercising is that they “don’t have enough time.” While I truly think that anybody can find time for fitness if they care enough, I do understand that sometimes life can just be too hectic. So here are some simple ways to squeeze some exercise into your day!
⏰Wake up earlier: This one is a no-brainer, but too many people are just not willing to do it. If you currently wake up at 7am for work, set your alarm for 6:30am to fit a 30 minute home workout into your morning! If you want to hit the gym for an hour, set your alarm for 5:30 or 6. If you’re not a morning person, you’ll learn to become one (side note- I did the 5am thing for a while. It’s tough at first, but you do get used to it!)
?Cut your TV time: A lot of people who don’t have time to workout also watch Netflix for 2 hours at the end of the night. Cut out an episode of whatever you’re watching and use that time to get yo fitness on.
?♀️Walk! If you get an hour break for lunch, take that time to go on a walk. If you’re feeling really ambitious, that could also be the perfect time to get a short workout in, if you’re able. Or, at the end of the day when you just want to catch up on some TV, hop on the treadmill for a brisk walk while watching TV. This is such an easy way to add some exercise into your day without any sacrifice!
?Take the stairs: If you work on the 5th floor, start taking the stairs instead of the elevator every day. If you do that a couple times per day, that’s going to really add up over the course of a year, even if it doesn’t seem like much.
? Schedule your workouts: If you truly want to get to the gym or get a full workout in at home, then schedule it! You’re not going to skip a work meeting you have on your calendar because you “don’t feel like it”, so treat your workouts the same way! Throw an appointment with the gym on your schedule for 7pm and hold yourself to it.
Fitness isn’t just about going to the gym for an hour. Every little bit counts! Adding in some extra walks or short workouts will go such a long way.