Are you the type of person who is “too busy” or “too tired” to work out? Well do I have some news for you! There are 24 hours in one day, which gives us 1,440 minutes. A good workout doesn’t have to be an hour and a half in the gym every single day of the week; a good workout can consist of an intense 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week!
So we spend about 6 of our 24 hour day sleeping which means 1,440 minutes- 360 minutes= 1,080 minutes left of the day.
We spend 8 hours of our day at work or at school. 1080 minutes- 600 minutes= 480 minutes left!
The rest of the time are spent eating, traveling to and from places, socializing and/or being with family, but out of those 480 minutes remaining, there should be no excuse that about 5% of that time can’t be used for yourself and your health. Considering your well-being is so crucial! Your body needs exercise and craves it too.
Try different times of the day and different workouts to motivate yourself and see what works in your daily routine.
Start off your day right! If you’re a morning person, this is the time of the day for you. Wake up, grab a piece of fruit and drink a glass of water and head out for a run in the neighborhood. After that, you are done for the day! By the time you get to work you will already feel accomplished and refreshed. If you like working out at the gym, bring a gym bag with your stuff for work and take a quick shower in the locker room.
2. Workout directly after work
So you aren’t a morning person, and that’s perfectly fine! Whatever you do, don’t go home right after work. Bring your gym bag to work with your workout clothes to change into and an extra bottle of water. On your way home, stop by the gym and spend 30 minutes to an hour de-stressing from your day. Some time to yourself after a long day is healthy and will make the rest of your day productive as well! Your body will thank you for the exercise.
3. Don’t Take the Easy Way Out
Those days you truly don’t have the time to go to the gym, be conscious of the little things that do count. Stopping by the grocery store? Park far away in the parking lot for some extra walking. Waiting for the elevator to get to you? Instead, take the stairs going up and down. Your smart phone is able to track your steps so you can see how they really do add up!
4. Weekend Workouts
Finding time to get to the gym over the weekend is super easy. Typically we have some time for relaxation, so after some down time, put on those tennis shoes and get a good workout in. Typically, the gym isn’t as busy- especially on Sundays, so you will have space and plenty of time to use whatever machines you’d like.
Tips: If you are seriously too tired to get a work out, you probably aren’t eating enough carbohydrates in your diet, or not enough calories in general. Read the article; 4 Ways To End Your Diets, to see how many calories you should be eating in a day.
Another reason is obvious- you aren’t getting enough sleep. Sleeping is crucial for good health and to avoid getting sick. Working out on 2 hours of sleep with exhaust your body and most likely cause your immune system to be extremely weak. It’s okay to go to bed early! 🙂