Take a look at how you spend your time each day. Be honest with yourself. Instead of just sitting and scrolling, take 30 minutes to get your body moving. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m guilty of gambling on my phone when I could be doing cardio instead.
2. Make it a part of your daily routine—like taking time to eat, shower, and go to work. If it’s part of something you do on a regular basis, not doing it tends to make it feel awkward. The hardest part of everything is getting started. However, once you get going, not only will you feel better physically, but your mood will improve as well! And who doesn’t want to feel good every day?
3. Plan it. Plan it out. Get organized. The easier you make it yourself, the easier it will be to stick to it. It is an important meeting with yourself because you have to take care of yourself! If someone asks you to do something when you’ve scheduled your workout, you can ask them to join you or get together with you another time.
When you plan what workouts you will do on specific days during the week, your idea of exactly what you need to get done will be much clearer. When you know what needs to be done, you are more responsible.
Being organized will save you too! Before you go to bed in the evening, prepare your sports bag with everything you need for the next day – sports clothes, towel, fitness equipment, protein shake and whatever else you need for your training. If you do this, you won’t have to think about it in the morning. You can just grab your bag and throw it in the car. It’s all there, waiting for you. Nothing is overlooked. And you don’t have to fumble around before the coffee kicks in to figure out what to bring.
4. Make it convenient and close to you. Whatever type of activity you do, let it be as close to you as possible. Convenience is time saving. And that can go a long way in helping it fit comfortably into your day. Choose a gym near you. If the gym isn’t your thing, create a home gym or join a local group near your home or work.
The easier it is to get to your workout, the better it will be for you. If you need to travel across town or to a remote location, the challenge of getting there with enough time to train can make you skip it altogether.
5. Disconnect from your devices and your social media. Stepping away from your electronics to spend time exercising will do wonders for you both mentally and physically. You will also be amazed at how much time is wasted going through the different platforms. This is time you could use to make sure you meet your goals. There’s immense satisfaction in achieving (and exceeding) something you set your mind to – especially when you’ve put in the work to make it work for you!
Whatever options you implement, use them regularly so it becomes a habit you don’t even have to think much about. You make it easy! The best thing you can do for yourself and those around you is to take care of yourself. You’re worth it. You deserve it. And I know you can do it.
Karma’s Korner Fitness & Nutrition
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Karma Schopp – Certified Personal Trainer
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