Getting fit is probably one of the things many of us aim for. However, with work, family, and the many other tasks we face every day, they are often the least of our priorities. Indeed, to achieve the body shape we want takes a lot of time. But it’s also true that as with any endeavor, determination is a key component to getting fit and healthy.
So never deviate from your true purpose by using your busy life as an excuse. Here’s how to stay focused and sneak exercise into your busy schedule.
Select Quick Routine
If you’ve been attending yoga classes regularly and suddenly find yourself too busy to spend 4-6 hours a week mastering crow pose, try doing a daily 10-minute yoga routine that you can find online. You can also get your daily dose of interval training in just 20 minutes. Follow your cardio routine by running at 90 percent of your max speed for two minutes. Then jog at 60 percent max speed for three minutes and repeat the set four times. Reducing the time devoted to your practice does not mean sacrificing its effectiveness. Always choose quality over quantity.
Consider Every Moment as an Opportunity
Working at your computer, standing in line at the counter, and even watching the evening news. There are so many things to keep us busy throughout the day. Consider each activity as an opportunity to do a quick workout. Whenever possible, avoid commuting and instead opt for cycling or walking to your destination. Instead of using the elevator, try taking the stairs. You can also multi-task by doing push-ups, crunches and squats while watching TV. Likewise, try to engage your abs while working out or stuck in traffic. Simply sit up straight, contract and then release your abdominal muscles. You can also work your legs by squeezing your thighs and holding on while sitting at your desk.
Think of it as Part of Your Daily Routine
Much like paying bills (or maybe checking Facebook), getting fit should be considered an important part of your daily routine. Embracing this endeavor as a lifestyle will help you focus better. Make sure to really take the time to work out by looking at her like a corporate client you have to see regularly. Also, stick to taking vitamins or dietary supplements to replenish essential nutrients in your body while you sweat. Try ordering your vitamins or supplements through a provider like YOR Health Network Marketing or those that allow you to order in sets. Ordering in bulk will ensure you never run out of stock.
Imagine the End Result
The best motivation for doing anything is the end result. Try to imagine the body you’re aiming for every time you think about giving up. It’s also important to note that apart from looking good on the outside, being fit means being healthy on the inside. Think how much better you will feel knowing that you not only reached your goals, but are also helping yourself by getting healthy. You’ll find later that the nights you’ve turned down a can of beer or a whole steak, despite the stress of work, have been wasted.