Successfully fitting fitness into your busy schedule.

These days life is mainly about stress, rushing around and trying to keep up with a hectic schedule. With hardly enough time to sort out the bills, feed the kids and ensure everything at work is running smoothly, just how exactly are you supposed to fit 30 minutes exercise into each and every single day?

Creating a balance

Finding a balance between work, home and exercise is an almost impossible task for most people. However, it can be done if you really want it to!

Fitness should be a big part of your life no matter how busy it may be. It is all about putting things into perspective and getting your priorities right. In order to do this you should:

Write your daily schedule down

The easiest way to figure out where your time goes each day is to write down your schedule. Include what time you get up and what you do before you go to work.Next move on to how long it takes you to get to work, and then what you do whilst at work.

Finally move on to what you do after work, how long it takes you to get home and what time you go to bed.

Once you have written your schedule you should be able to see if there is anywhere that you can make a change. For example, is there any work which you could hold back on in order to fit exercise into your life? Many people these days work through their Lunch hours and even over the hours that they are paid for, just to get their work finished. Would it really be a catastrophe if you didn’t stay behind one night a week? It probably wouldn’t and again it is all about getting your priorities right.

Work out in your lunch hour

Whilst not everybody gets an hour for lunch, if you do you might want to take advantage of it and use it to work out. More and more people are turning to working out in their lunch break at least once a week, as it seems to be the only time that they can get free. If the exercise just runs over an hour, why not ask your boss if you could do a little flexi time and perhaps work a little later or come in earlier to make the time up?

Make the little things count

If you are adamant that you cannot take 30 minutes of each day to partake in any form of exercise, then why not make small changes? Every single person can make a small change to their lifestyle, whether it is walking to work instead of taking the bus or driving, walking up the stairs instead of taking the lift, etc. There are always things we can do differently which will make us that little bit fitter.

So, overall fitting exercise into your busy schedule is not always as hard as it seems, even if it is only small changes that you are making! Every little helps and as long as you change your lifestyle a little, you are generally helping yourself out. Just do as much as you can and you will find that you get fitter in no time.