Can I fit exercise in on a hectic schedule?
So you made the decision to finally start an exercise regimen. WooHoo!!Just as you start to get that feeling of motivation the doubt pours in. You suddenly hear the question of how in the world can I squeeze another task in my day? We’ve all been there. Luckily I am here to share ways to fit exercise in on a busy schedule.
So you think you can do it huh?
I get it life is hard. Trust me I deal with life obstacles on a daily basis. Between work, my kids, husband, family and friends, I am literally exhausted every night as I do a zombie walk to my bed. Unfortunately, I can’t just hide away from my responsibilities, although trust me some days I wish I could. Amazingly though I have found that exercise has actually helped me to gain the energy I need to tackle all of the million things I need to get done in my day.
Where do we go from here?
One key tool that I have found to be helpful is as simple as being organized. Organization can work wonders when helping you figure out just how much time you really do have. For years I pouted over the excuse that I just didn’t have any me time. That worked just fine until one day my husband had the audacity to interrupt my pity party. He bluntly told me just how much more me time I would have if I just managed to put down my phone. Of course I did not take to kindly to his blatant disregard for my ever so busy schedule, but after the initial shock wore off I took a step back and really analyzed my day.
It was at that point a light bulb went off in my head. I had managed to update my Facebook account twice, liked 50 of my friend’s post, completed 10 levels in Candy Crush, visited just about every gossip site and did I mention that I had managed to pin just about every home decor picture to my dream home board? Hmm… Could it be that I had the time all along but I just did not utilize it correctly? So many times it is easy to get wrapped up in idle time and before you know it the whole day is gone.
I can actually do this!
Take work for instance. Just about all of us who are working an eight hour shift or more get two 15 minute breaks and an hour lunch. How about utilizing that time to exercise. Walk the inside of your work place or if its nice out take a walk or run. Those minutes if done consistently can add up and really impact your overall health.
As a mother to two boys who are active in just about every sport under the sun I have found it hard to squeeze in exercise time after work. I am sure all of you sport’s moms can relate to the unending journey of running your kids to either a practice or a game.
What I found to be helpful for this situation is to forego the addiction of playing on my phone or socializing during practice and instead opt to exercise within those two hours I am there. Not only has this helped me to work towards my fitness goal it has also helped me to send the message to my sons that exercise is important. An even better idea is to recruit other moms around you and form a mommy work out group. Working out with others can motivate you to keep going and inspire others to join in on the fun.
You see it is possible to fit exercise in on a hectic schedule. No longer doubt yourself girlfriend. Grab that motivation and get up to it. After all, superwoman need the help of super powers too.