A lot of us struggle to make time for exercise, especially if busy Mums. If you’re busy at work, running around after the kids, and trying to make time for your spouse, a spin class is probably not high on your priorities.
It’s during these busy times that your workout becomes even more important than ever. This is true whether you’re working towards a fitness goal like training for a race, but also for your own health. Just twenty minutes of physical activity can drastically improve your mood, mindset, and overall well-being. This is good for you, and for the family.
But how you can make time for exercise when life feels crazy?
Try The Run Commute
To make time for exercise, try out the run commute. If you live a runnable distance from work, then you can run your commute in one, or both, directions. If you live too far away, get off the train a few stops early and run the rest of the way. Pack up some extra clothes, and some work shoes at the office if you want to run to work. If you’re worried about being a sweaty mess at your desk, then change into your running gear after work and run home. Refuel with steelsupplements.
Keep Your Workout Clothes Handy At All Times
Keep your workout clothes ready to go at all times, so you can squeeze in some exercise whenever you have a spare few minutes. For example, keep a pair of running shoes and some workout clothes in your car.
This means that wherever you are, you can get a run in. This can be lots of fun as you never know where you might end, or what you might see along the way. It can be hard to find the time, but there is also a lot of fun in this challenge, even if you only manage twenty minutes of exercise.
Run Your Errands
Literally, run your errands. Dropping the kids at daycare? Invest in a running stroller, and run there. Run to the post office, or to the grocery store. You had to go there anyway, but now you can use errands as part of your exercise routine.
Schedule Your Workouts
If you like to plan out your day, schedule in your workouts in the same way you schedule any other appointment. Whether you use a paper planner or the calendar in your phone, put in your workouts. Seeing your exercises written down in front of you might make you more likely to complete, especially if you’ve already blocked out the time to do it.
You could match your workout schedule to your kids’ schedules. For example, drop them at their weekend football club, and go for a run while they’re playing. You can get your fitness on at the same time as they are, safe in the knowledge that you have some time to yourself while they’re busy, and definitely don’t need you for a little while.
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