If you are like most people, you lead a very busy life. Between work, family, and social engagements, it doesn’t leave much time for exercise. If you are extremely busy, there are still ways that you can fit regular exercise into your weekly schedule, which can make you look and feel better.
Pencil in Time to Exercise
Most people pencil in dinners, meetings, and their children’s recital in their calendar. If you are dedicated to looking and feeling better, you should pencil in your workouts into your calendar. If you take working out as seriously as you do the other things in your life, you should have no trouble finding a few hours a week to do it.
Plan Your Workout Before You Get to the Gym
Many people will get to the gym and waste time deciding what they’re going to do next. Since there are so many weight machines in the gym, choosing what to do is a huge time waster. Before you leave for the gym or on the drive there, you should plan out your workout in your mind. When you get to the gym, you can go right along through your workout. If you are not sure what to do, hire a personal trainer and let them plan your workout for you.
Combine Cardio and Strength Training
If you don’t have the time to do one full day of cardio and one full day of strength training, you can combine the two. Start with 15 minutes of cardio on the elliptical or the treadmill. When you move on to strength training, you can jump rope or go back to the elliptical between sets. This is a great way to streamline your workouts.
Join a Class for Time Limits and Structure
If you have a strict one-hour time limit to work out, you should consider taking a class. These classes are based on a time limit. The instructor will include everything that you need in a one hour class. This can prevent you from wasting time if you go to the gym to work out on your own.
Have a Workout Backup
If you cannot get to the gym one day, you should have a backup exercise plan. Jumping rope is a great cardio activity. It can get your heart pumping, and work your arms and legs. You can also workout with resistance bands and TRX suspension trainers. These are small enough to fit in your suitcase so that your workout regimen does not need to suffer when you are traveling.
Think of Fitness as an Investment
You should look at fitness as an investment. You should never be too busy to take care of yourself and your health. Like a financial investment, making exercise a priority can pay off in the long run.
Just because you have a busy life, it does not mean that you can’t find time to work out. Anyone with a busy life can follow the above tips to make exercise part of their regular routine.