There are only so many hours in a day, and before you know it, it is time to hit the sack and you never had a chance to exercise. It happens to us all, but when it becomes the norm, our health can suffer. It is totally understandable that there is a lot going on in your life, but making time to care for your body is so important. You’ve only got one, so treat it well.
The good news is that you do not have to carve out a huge chunk of time to tone up. Even a few minutes here and there will be beneficial to your body. Rather than skipping a workout altogether, utilize the minimal time you have to focus on your physique. It is a gift you’ll be glad to give yourself, and the rewards will be recognizable when you look at the results in the mirror. You will also feel better, stronger, and more confident.
Here are a few easy and doable ways you can work in your workout, even when time is not on your side. It is all about being creative and maintaining supreme focus so these precious moments are utilized to their ultimate advantage.
Make Every Move Count
Do some ab-toning crunches during TV commercials. On a conference call? Hold lunges as you listen and do a set of squats rather than sitting down the entire time. Park as far away as you can from entrances and briskly walk the distance. Take the stairs rather than the elevator or escalator. Drop down and do 20 pushups (more if you can) before hopping in the shower. When you first wake up in the morning, do 30 jumping jacks or burpees to get your heart pumping and blood flowing. Ride a bike instead of driving a car. Take an evening walk before or after dinner. Meet a friend for a jog or hike instead of coffee or drinks. There are so many opportunities to move your body. The little things do add up, and the cumulative effect is energizing.
When you have a bit more time to spare, go to the gym, take an exercise class, or go for a run in the park. Even 20-30 minutes will boost your metabolism and work your muscles. Use the time you have wisely, and you will fit in that workout. Make it a habit for your health.