No Time To Exercise? Let's Try This

If you don't already have an established training, fitness, or exercise routine, it can be challenging to find, make, and commit the time necessary to see it through.

And even when you do have something established, there are usually countless things that can get in the way.

I get it. We've all been there. And we'll probably be there again before long. Habits, although a simple concept, can be challenging to recreate.

This is ok. Your fitness training is supposed to be designed around your lifestyle and not the other way around. It's supposed to be a source of power and confidence not stress and anxiety.

Here are a few things to consider when time feels incredibly tight:

 

You're not really that busy

Ok, you might be. But most of us aren't. Our priorities just don't align very nicely. Take a serious look at how you're spending your "free" time whether that's before work, after work, or even during the lunch hour. You may have picked up a habit that is taking up more time than you even realize.

Make a plan

Scheduling your training sessions in your calendar (preferably phone calendar) with alerts can be one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal.

Use the time you have

I used to feel that anything less than 90 minutes in the gym was a waste of my time. Now, I can rep out some bodyweight work in 5 minutes and be completely content. I still enjoy my longer sessions in the gym or swinging around a kettlebell, but I no longer have this "all or nothing" feeling towards movement and exercise.

Get Some Accountability

Whether this is a coach, a friend, or your significant other, having someone keep you accountable to the time you have is incredibly effective. The additional upside of working with a coach is that he or she can help you identify blind spots or opportunities that you may have overlooked.

 

What's the takeaway from all of this? Making time to move your body requires a mindset shift. If you're looking for reasons not to move, you'll find them. If you start to consciously look and find ways to make it happen, you will. 

 

P.S. If structure and accountability is what you need, let's consider working together.