For many finding time to workout can be a challenging task. Family, work and having kids can sometimes create an environment where going to the gym seems impossible but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still get your workout in.
Here are 5 tips on staying in the workout game.
Get your sweat time in before the sun comes up. – I know, I know. I can see the eyes rolling already. I am not asking you to get up hours earlier but I am suggesting that you set your alarm clock 30 minutes earlier. Even getting in 20 minutes of sweat time can dramatically reduce your stress levels and increase your energy.
Hire an online trainer – Don’t want to take 30 minutes to drive to and from the gym and pay thousands of dollars for a personal trainer? Save some time and money by hiring an online personal trainer. This could be exactly the accountability you need for the right cost and allow you to get customized workouts you can do in your own home. Want more info? Contact us more information on online training.
Multitask - Still can’t seem to find the time? Try multitasking. When you are cooking breakfast, lunch or dinner try squatting while you are waiting for the water to boil. Maybe you can do some kitchen counter top pushups while you wait.
At work, no problem, try calf raises while you are on the phone or holding a squat while you type on the computer.
Lunchtime workout excursions – Doesn’t that sound fun? We all get lunch breaks…well most of us do. Try taking a walk after you eat or see if a local gym has a lunchtime group class. Enlist your co-workers to go with you for added accountability.
Choose something over nothing – This one may be the most important of them all. Imagine it is the end of the day, you are exhausted, You SWEAR you are going to workout tomorrow but we all know how this ends up. Do yourself a favor and do SOMETHING. Even if that something is a few minutes of stretching, do it. By making yourself do something no matter how small you increase your confidence and increase your chances for success the following day.