Wednesday, September 12, 2012

No Time to Work Out? How to Easily Fit It In!

It’s a very lame and vague excuse when someone says that “I don’t have time to work out”. In fact, you will be pleased - or may be surprised – to find out that virtually everyone has time for a work out.

People just have to prioritize their time and set aside 30 minutes daily (that’s it!) to keep their health and bodies in shape. A good way to find time is to cut down time on certain activities that you really don’t need to do, or simply prioritize just a little bit more, and you can make time for exercise.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

• Watching Television

Most of us have one television show or another that we make time to enjoy. Whether it’s one television show or several that we make sure we watch each day, we could easily us this time to implement our exercise routine.

You don’t have to eliminate your favorite shows from your daily routine…simply add your exercise routine to your show time. In other words, lay out your floor mat in front of the television and hit those sit-ups, squats and push-ups. During one 30 minute show, you can easily squeeze in your exercise routine, killing two birds with one stone, so to speak.

• Stop Hitting the Snooze Button

Getting up an hour earlier each day and devoting that time to working out will make a lot of difference, wont it? Start breaking the habit of using the snooze button on your alarm clock and add 20- 30 minutes to each day. And, here’s a quick tip: Keep the alarm clock away from your bed so that you have to get up to shut it off.

If you are too much of a lazy bone, go to bed wearing your exercise clothes and also leave your running shoes and water bottle near your bed. Get up early in the morning when the alarm rings and shut it off. Put on your shoes quickly, grab the water bottle and rush out in the open air for a walk or a quick run or use a DVD workout disc.

• Delete Unnecessary Obligations

There are many unnecessary obligations in your life. For example, do you have to stay in a committee that you committed to just because you couldn’t say “no”?

To make more time for you, think about all the unwanted and useless things that we do each day and which can be deleted from our day-to-day activities. If you are a ‘people pleaser’, in other words, if you don’t know how to say ‘no’ to anyone around you, this can be a challenging task for you.

If you start using the word ‘no’ more often then you will be surprised to find that how easy it was to do so. Remember that it is not the end of the world if you stop doing favors for people. Consider yourself the top priority over any other thing in the world.

• Get Organized

Doing things in an organized way will help to save a lot of free time and the time can be used for working out. If your mornings are a confused vision of chaos everywhere in, and around, the house as everyone rushes to get a hold on their books, jackets, keys, backpacks, ironed clothes, watering the plants and feeding the pets, then organizing these things in a proper manner will give you a lot of free time for yourself.

How many mornings do you spend hunting down little things like backpacks and shoes? Prepare the things that you and the family will need the next morning on the previous night, right after dinner, such ironing the clothes and setting the table for breakfast.

Delegate certain chores to the children and hubby! Don’t feel bad about delegating, either.

Choose Activities You Love

Sometimes it is that we simply hate to work out so we say that we don’t have time for it. In that case, we need to do those activities in which we find pleasure and comfort. We need to find activities that we don’t mind doing in our spare time.

Activities like joining a dance class or a walking club, learning judo karate classes, starting a garden or landscaping a yard or entering a race can make you feel interested and inspired. And thus, working out will gradually become fun! Right?

Now you cannot make an excuse of having no time for working out. Simply said, if you do not have the time, you should make the time. Give your health and your body’s well-being a top spot on your to-do list. 

Author Bio

Samantha Kingston is a passionate health blogger who is associated with and recommends you to check out DietToGo promotional code for awesome deals on weight loss products.

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