Hey guys! Welcome back. I hope you all had a great week. I am really excited for the weekend and to get started with a new week. This week has been absolutely crazy. And that’s one of the things that inspired me to sit down and write this post today. Working out is something that has co.me to really help me and my overall well-being, but it hasn’t always been easy. I used to make the excuse that I didn’t have the time to fit it into my schedule. That may have been true, but it’s mostly because I wasn’t really making it a priority. So when I finally did start making it more of a priority I found some ways to help make it a regular occurrence and I thought I would share those tips with you today.
Start with building the habit.
When I first started working out on a more regular basis I learned quickly that I wasn’t going to be able to sustain it if I didn’t start small. I started with doing shorter workouts like ten to fifteen minutes. Sometimes even five minutes. I wanted to make sure that I was starting small so I could build on it as I continued the habit. I would just find ways to get the workout done, regardless of what it was or how long it was.
Find something you actually enjoy.
Not everyone enjoys going on a run every morning. Not everyone feels comfortable in a gym. Some people need just straightforward workouts, while others prefer something a bit more entertaining. It’s important to find the workout style and routine that works for you and that you will actually enjoy because it shouldn’t be a punishment. It should be something you find helpful and that fits into your lifestyle.
Find it in your everyday life.
Working out doesn’t always have to be a strict thing. There are plenty of ways to add your workout into something you already do. Whether it’s parking a little bit further when you get to work, taking the stairs rather than the elevator, or walking somewhere instead of driving, there are plenty of little ways to get in a workout that don’t have to involve you setting aside time specifically for a workout. It can be added to something you are already doing.
Do your workout in the morning.
I know it’s not everyone’s favorite thing to wake up earlier, trust me, I get it. I don’t love waking up earlier either. But I have found that waking up even just ten minutes earlier to get in a quick workout is better than never doing it at all. And I know that something is better than nothing. So by getting up a few minutes earlier and getting the workout done I know that I don’t have to worry about it for the rest of the day and it does more for me than that extra ten minutes of sleep ever would,
Make it non-negotiable.
If you make it something you compromise on all the time, you will never build the habit. If it’s something you always put off and let it slide, then it’s not likely to happen. But if you make it an appointment with yourself on your calendar and make sure it’s a non-negotiable that you get it done, you are far more likely to keep going. Don’t give yourself an option to back out or treat it like it’s not important because if you do you will back out every time.
And that’s it! Those are my tips for keeping a workout a part of your routine and fitting it into an already busy schedule. It’s not as impossible as it always seems, especially if you don’t use it as an excuse. Just make it fun and something you enjoy and you will actually start to look forward to it everyday. Thank you so much for stopping by! I really hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let us know in the comments if you have any other tips for fitting a workout into an already busy schedule. We could all use the inspiration I think. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope you will come back next time!