There’s nothing worse than having the intention of exercising on your mind but not being able to follow through. It’s important to exercise, but how do you actually get that work out time in? Here are some of my top tips for getting more workout time in this year.
Set a Schedule
You are more likely to follow through with working out if you actually set a schedule. I usually give myself 1 or 2 time slots to get something done. If I don’t get it done in the first time slot, then I know I still have time carved out later in the day.
If you say you’re going to work out then do it. You can get more work out time in by being intentional and getting things done. You can also solve the problem of being a procrastinator by having an accountability partner. You both can set a time that you’re supposed to work out and also give each other a certain amount of work out minutes. If you carve out the time for the work out, then you know you will have the time to get it done.
Work out During a Lunch Break
A lot of people simply “do not have time to work out.” You have to make the time, which is why some people work out on their lunch breaks. Slap on a pair of walking shoes and do laps around your building, when it’s nice outside. If you live close to a mall this can be a great way to get some serious walking in. Lift weights in your office or do yoga in an extra room within your building.
Be More Active
There are plenty of things you can do around the house that counts as exercise. Sitting on the couch doesn’t help your efforts to get fit, so instead of sitting around, find something to do! Whether you decide to spring clean your home, sweep, mop or even have a dance party—these are all ways you can be more active and get more work out time in.
Make Your Work Outs Count
If you only have a certain amount of time to work out, make your work out count. For example, if you only have 30 minutes to lift weights and get cardio in each day, break it up a little bit. Do cardio one day and lift weights the next day. Find ways to exercise that stretch you as a “fit” person. Doing the same thing each and every day is boring anyways, change it up a bit!
I hope these five tips for getting in more workout time help you this year. Getting fit is on my list and I know it’s on some of yours as well. What are some of your top tips for getting more workout time in?
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