When you’re a woman who’s got a life to live, it’s difficult to fit fitness into your day. It can even become stressful and depressing when your clothes get tighter and you feel like there’s just not time for you to do anything about it. We’ve all been there. But take a breath, there are so many ways you can fit fitness and wellbeing into even the littlest moments of your busy life.
You know physical fitness is quintessential to your overall well being. You know it can invigorate your cardiovascular system, strengthen your muscles and boost your confidence. So what’s keeping you from incorporating exercise into your daily routine? Time. Time. Time. Well, here are 5 quick-and-easy tips for fitting fitness into your day.
1) Make everything you do a workout
Being conscious of your muscles while you go about your daily activities can help you incorporate small strengthening exercises into everything you do.
- Take the stairs or park in the back of the parking lot. Get those steps in.
- While you’re brushing your teeth, bust out a few sets of squats.
- As you fill your water bottle, throw in a set of calf raises.
- When you’re lifting the milk out of the refrigerator, do a couple extra curls.
You use your muscles for everything you do. If you make yourself work just a bit harder, you’ll feel yourself get stronger.
2) Locate your downtime and use it for fitness
You make a point to sit down to the Bachelor every Monday night, why not take that opportunity to strengthen your body? With a program like Strong4Me Fitness, you can fit a whole routine in 30 minutes. Steady, low impact exercises make it possible for you to sweat it out and strengthen your muscles from the comfort of your living room. Netflix and chill? No, Netflix and train.
Not a fan of television but find yourself reading for hours at a time? Take that book to the gym and prop it on a stationary bike. Every chapter, every mile you’ll build your endurance and strengthen your body. You really can have it all.
3) Add action to your happy hour
Do you and your friends like to meet for happy hour? Of course, you do. Add a layer of activity to the best part of your day with a fitness class. Many wineries, breweries, and bars have begun to incorporate fitness into their weekly offerings. If you’re used to tipping back a few in the afternoon, find a venue that hosts yoga classes, run clubs, and HIIT sessions. It’s a fun way to get your friends together to work out and reward yourselves for a job well done.
4) Make a commitment to yourself!
The last way you can fit fitness into your life is just to do it! All you need is 30 minutes each day to begin building strength and transforming your health. Make a standing date with yourself every day to be active and do something you love to do. It can be when you wake up, during your lunch hour or your child’s nap, or even right before you go to bed. Taking time for yourself becomes a transformative and restorative routine you won’t want to miss. So when you’re ready to start making positive changes in your life, go for it! There is nobody stopping you.
Once you realize how easy it is to add fitness into your hectic routine, you will find that working out and being active can be the best part of your day. No matter how busy you find yourself, making time to be better than you were yesterday is always worth it.