Part 1 of 5: How to Make Time to Workout

Posted on 02/16/11 No Comments

This article will be part 1 in a 5 part series. In articles to come I will explain workouts that save time tremendously but are still as effective if not more effective than your traditional workout!

One of the biggest excuses ever made for not exercising is NOT HAVING TIME.  It is really the most used excuse to avoid working out. In some cases though it is actually true. Lets do an example of a very busy woman who has a job and 3 kids. In the morning she wakes up makes the kids breakfast and gets ready for work. She drops the children off at the bus stop and then it is off to work until lets say 6. She then prepares dinner for everyone. After dinner it is time to clean the dishes and clean the entire house. She gets everything done by around 10:00 PM and is exhausted.

So a woman like that I would see it is very hard for to find some exercise in between her busy schedule, however it is still possible. Luckily that busy schedule is most likely not the case for most of the readers here. Hopefully and I stress HOPEFULLY your husband or whoever you are living with would help out with a lot of these things. So that was just an example of a very busy woman who would actually have somewhat of an excuse for not working out and being too tired. I actually do know woman who have the schedule and find the time to workout and I am going to outline some things anyone could do to fit in a workout.

1.     Wake up 30 minutes earlier than normal and get a short workout in.

If you know that you will not have the time to workout later, just do it early in the morning so you don’t have to worry about doing it later with your busy schedule.

2.     Instead of watching tv or going on the computer workout!

The average American watches 2 hours and 40 minutes of tv a day. And they are complaining that they don’t have time to workout?!

3.     Exercise during tv commercials.

If you simply cannot resist watching your favorite tv show, exercise during the commercials. Do some bodyweight exercises such as; squats, lunges, pushups, crunches, up downs, mountain climbers, planks, etc!

4.     Make working out a family activity.

Have everyone in the family do it. You are spending time with each other and everyone is getting healthier!

5.     While doing household chores or cooking throw in some exercises.

Need to walk from one room to another? Do some lunges to get there and when you do get there do some bodyweight squats. While folding the clothes throw in a set or two of pushups. If you really want a get a good burn in your calves walk on your toes the entire time you are cooking a meal.

6.     Workout during your lunch break!

These are all just a couple of examples ways to fit in workouts with a busy schedule. There are definitely more ways than that! You just have to find what works for you and just make sure you get the workouts in!

As I stated above, this article was part 1 in a 5 part series. In articles to come I will explain workouts that save time tremendously but are still as effective if not more effective than your traditional workout!

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