How To Make Time For Workouts When You Don't Have Any Time




Sometimes we're so busy living our lives and handling responsibilities that we can barely make time for important things like exercise. It has been said a thousand times before that workout is vital and I'd like to add onto that and say that it is very necessary.

Exercise doesn't mean getting a gym membership or joining a fitness group. You can workout at home with absolutely no equipment and still manage to reach reasonable goals. Before I go on, I'd like to share a few benefits of exercise:

Managing Weight
The reason I workout is to manage and maintain my weight - to keep healthy. If you workout solely to lose weight, you have to be careful not to mentally hurt yourself. No matter your weight, the goal should be keeping healthy first. There's nothing wrong with wanting to lose a few or several kilograms, but you have to be kind to your current self as you go through the process.

Mood Improvement
Sometimes during an exercise session I feel like I'm going to shout - it can be frustrating; however, the aftermath is always good. I'm always in a better mood after exercising. I don't know how exactly but I like it. I think it's because the blood flow improves and my brain is well oxygenated.




Improves Health
I think it is better to eat well than force a diet onto self which could potentially stress you out. If your health requires a specific diet for your specific reasons, please follow it. My tip for the ones who aren't on any diet for health reasons or any reason, work out and eat well.

How To Make Time For Workout When You Don't Have Any Time?
It's actually quite easy and I do this. I take 15-20 minutes before bathtime in the evenings to workout. To actually get into the mood of exercising, first I unplug and start randomly doing things that aren't work. I move around in the room or cleanup the workspace. You have to be careful not to get carried away and end up spending too much time cleaning. Working out at night helps get better sleep, too.

You can also do your exercises in the morning before you open your computer or take a shower. You can take the same amount of time - 15-20 minutes or more to break a sweat before you start your day.




Exercises To Do
I like to do some squats, sit-ups, lunges and plank. I also like adding running to nowhere. Haha. I pretend to be running, but I remain in the same place. I do this while taking deep breaths.

Did this help you Let? Let me know in the comments how you squeeze in exercise daily with a busy schedule.

18 comments

  1. Although I am terrible at exercising, working out in the morning is a great idea! Thanks for sharing your tips :D

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  2. It’s nice to learn about how you fit in your workouts 😊 I also liked your call about exercising to stay healthy rather than just focusing on losing weight. I find that making exercise fun helps a lot with sticking with it. Thanks for sharing your tips πŸ™πŸ» (Vanessa, thewellbeingblogger.com)

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    1. Aw! I'm so happy you dropped by Vanessa. Thank you so much for stopping by πŸ’›

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  3. I exercise almost everyday and I agree it makes a huge difference, finding the time in the day is great! I like yoga and cardio.

    Mel
    www.moonlightmel.co.uk

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    1. It's really good to know we both like cardio. Finding time in the day to workout is important :)

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  4. Good tips! I need to adapt them. My goal to be consistent with my fitness workout every month always failed :P. Thank you for sharing your tips.

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    1. Consistent workout is helpful. If you do start and keep at it, I'd like an update x

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  5. Great tips! I like that you focus on exercising to keep healthy instead of losing weight. I also like to slot in 15-20 min exercise intervals. Thanks for sharing. Jade MumLifeandMe

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    1. The short timed workouts work. I'm happy you dropped by x

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  6. Great tips, I might not have time to go to the gym, but I also like to do these things you mentioned. Pushups, and other easy stuff.

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    1. Exercise is necessary and it's good that you make time for it often x

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  7. I'm good at fitting in Yoga every day because I love it so much but anything else, I struggle with. Not because I don't necessarily always have time but just because I can't be bothered.

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    1. Understandable. The important thing is to stay healthy πŸ’›

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  8. It's a great idea to do a 15-20 minute workout before bath time/bedtime. I like to do my workouts first thing in the morning, otherwise I'd put it off all day! x

    Lucy Mary

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    1. Morning workouts set you up to a good day for sure! x

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  9. I am sorry to say that I am not ready to ditch the coffee on work days, but I totally agree with not watching the news or scrolling through social media. It’s so important to focus on your own life when you wake up instead of the lives of others.

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  10. Amazing post, Jeannie. Exercising is key to a healthy body and mind. Combine that with a healthy personalised diet and you're good to go. But I love how you break the exercise down into 15-20 minutes. That seems to work for me as well. I normally try to do it in the morning, but sometimes that time can ge swept away. Your suggestion about doing it in the evening is excellent. I have thought about it, but I wll start doing it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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