Try to complete your workouts first thing in the morning. Not only will morning workouts jumpstart your metabolism to help you get through the day, it may be the only quiet time you have. For most parents, there is simply too much to get done after work. I know that when I get my workouts done first thing in the morning it sets the tone for a great day!
If early morning workouts are not your thing, try to get a workout in during your lunch break. If you work close to a gym try going during your lunch. Or, start a walking group that walks for 15 to 30 minutes each day during lunch. Not only will this help you stay accountable but it helps to break up the monotony of the typical work day.
Write It Down
Schedule it! Integrate your workout into your daily routine and let the family know that this appointment is set and it is a priority. I like to think of it as a special appointment that I can’t miss! I follow a calendar when Im working out print it out and put it right where I can see it every day on my refrigerator! I love that it takes the guess work out of what to do! I used to walk around the gym with no clue! Now, I get in and out and Im done in 30 minutes!
But I just don’t have the time!
Keep track of how you’re spending your time and figure out which activities you could eliminate time from in order to use that wasted time and put it towards a workout. I know for me I had to cut things out such as watching tv and scrolling social media! When theres a will, theres a way right?
Use What You Have
While not making it to the gym or a spin class is a convenient excuse, the truth is, you don’t need special fitness equipment or a gym membership to work out. A simple set of weights, a chair, or your own body weight can be used to workout.
Don’t Go At It Alone
Like anything else it is a process. Don’t go at it alone. Find a partner or support group to help you stay on track and hold you accountable. I run challenges every month to help you stay on track and keep you accountable, whatever your goals may be! If youre ready to get started lets chat! My next group starts Sept 26th! Are you ready?
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