5 Tips for Exercising When You Feel Like You Have No Time

Finding time to exercise can really be stressful for a working woman who has barely any time. But since working out can help so many aspects of one’s life, finding time to exercise is a must. Here are 5 tips on how to fit it all in!

Schedule Your Workouts

When there really is no time in your day, you have to create time. Whether it be the 20 minutes before dinner or the 30 minutes before going to work, time can be found as long as you’re prepared. By creating a schedule, you will be able fit in those minutes each day, even if it is for just a short time.

Take The Long Way

Another way to exercise when you have no time is to take the long way. We tend to take the shorter way or send someone else to get us something. But instead of the elevator, take the stairs. Get out and walk to where you need to go. Investing in a FitBit can really help you want to get more steps in. Take advantage of your lunch hour at work and walk the area surrounding your office!

Make it a Family Adventure

On weekends when trying to decide between spending time with your family or going to exercise, why not make it a family adventure? Get the gang together and go for a hike. Rent bikes and ride around the city. Take the dog for a really long walk. There are many options to fit exercise in when you don’t have a lot of time. Use the weekends to help get some quality time AND exercising time in with family members or friends too.

Join a Gym With Workout Classes

When you join a gym, if you are struggling with time, sign up for gym classes that you have to sign up for. This way you are being held accountable, with a more structured routine. Many classes are between 30-45 minutes, so pick the ones that you really want to go to. Trying to recruit a friend to go with you can help with the motivation to make the time of the class work.

Workout at Home

Finally, working out at home is an option too. YouTube is your best friend when it comes to workout videos. They have anywhere from 5-minute videos to 60 minutes. Depending on the day, you might want to do a 10-minute ab video. Or you might have a little more time and opt to do a 30-minute exercise video.

Final Thoughts

In the end, it all depends on how much you really want to exercise. But knowing that there are options for you even if you are short on time is a great place to start. Use these exercise tips and you will be able to get exercise in even through a tight schedule.

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By Jennifer O'Shea

Jennifer is a freelance writer, military wife, motherhood + lifestyles blogger, a mom to a nutty 3-year-old, and a National Board Certified Teacher. She lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, fitness and everything organic. Her blog is Teach.Workout.Love.

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