Hey folks! Joyce here today with some ideas on how you can easily fit exercise into a busy schedule : ).
So we’ve all heard the age-old excuses before such as “I’m busy”, “I’m tired”, “I don’t feel like it”, “I have no one to go with”. Well, I’m here to tell you exercise doesn’t have to be something that’s necessarily so rigid or tiresome, unless you make it that way. Truth is, we’re all busy. But, we tend to allocate time for things that reign as priority in our lives. So, unless you make health a priority in your life, then it will always be on the back burner, much like other things in life as well.
I’m not a fitness expert by any means, but I definitely love exercise (running, cardio, yoga, etc) and try to incorporate it into my schedule at least once a week, at the minimum, (not too much to ask, right?) or 3-4 times a week (typically).
If you naturally dislike exercise, it’s likely you’ll find any excuse not to exercise. Who are you getting fit or healthy for? Does health matter to you in the long run? If you don’t find an authentic reason to exercise or get healthy, it’s difficult that anything or anyone will convince you. Personally, I exercise because health matters to me and exercising gives me energy. If I don’t exercise, I don’t feel good and it starts affecting other areas of my life like my health (foremost), work, relationships, creativity levels, energy levels, etc. I exercise for me, not anyone else. If you are doing something for superficial reasons only, it wont last for the long term.
Now that you’re in a better frame of mind as to what’s truly motivating you to exercise, you have to try to incorporate it into your schedule. Routine is good, but it doesn’t have to be the end all, be all.
3. Walk More when Commuting.
Say you’re really busy this week and need to catch up on other areas in your life. Totally understandable! When you take the bus or train, you can get off a stop early and walk instead. (I wouldn’t recommend this if you are in a time crunch to get to work! So try and plan accordingly.)
4. Move More, Don’t Stay Idle.
We live in a digital age where most of us work in front of the computer (as do I). Sometimes, it’s exhausting and it can start impacting your health negatively. It’s healthy to take breaks, stretch, go outside for a walk, and get some fresh air. Think about it, when you sit, you typically don’t sit straight (we all slouch a bit when sitting so we’re in a relaxed position). But, too much of this can be ailing for your health. Walking is actually an awesome way to gain many health benefits. Running can shed those pounds faster.
5. Exercise doesn’t have to = Gym only.
Who says the gym is the only way to exercise? Maybe you don’t have access to one because you don’t have a car or your budget limits you to join one. Have a jump rope? Great! It is a wonderful total body work out! Have a park or trails nearby? Awesome, run outside, get some fresh air, and soak in the beautiful sun! (Don’t forget to apply some sunblock, of course). Have some weights at home? Start lifting to get that heart pumping! Do you go on the internet a lot? Go to youtube and check out some fun workout videos that you like and do them at home instead when you have time! I personally love Tara Stiles’ Yoga Videos here! Find some form of exercise you like and commit to it gradually. I’m sure, it will work out over time if you put in the commitment and focus.
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