In today’s world, it can be hard for a woman to make the time to stay fit. With a million other expectations and tasks to complete in a day, spending time on your own fitness may be the first to get cut from your schedule. But, I am here to tell you that your health and fitness should be the last to get the ax out of your busy schedule. By keeping yourself healthy, you will be a better spouse, friend, mother, co-worker, pet owner and the list goes on Let’s talk about how to fit exercise into your busy schedule.
Schedule Exercise In
With important dates like dental appointments, kid’s soccer matches, get-togethers, work commitments and the list goes on, you most likely schedule it in. Why? Because it’s important and you want to commit to the event. The same should hold true for your daily workout. Schedule it in. Don’t miss it. Many women find that morning works best before unforeseen activities arise in the day. Whatever time works best, make it your time and schedule it in and don’t miss your exercise appointment.
Set A Goal
Setting a fitness goal can make working towards a healthier you, a reality. Whether it’s lifting a new record on the bench press, running a race in a certain time, losing weight and inches, or lowering your pulse, pick a goal. Write that sucker down and go for it. If losing weight is a goal, make sure to calculate inches and your weight along with taking photos. When you start seeing results, it will make you more motivated to continue towards your goal. Losing weight is no different than anything else that takes practice. You need to set an achievable goal just like you would with learning a new piece of music or a new skill like the painting.
Keep At It
Don’t give up when the going gets tough. There will be days that you might feel on top of the world, and other days when you don’t want to crawl out of bed. Those hard days will be where the battles are won. The tough days will make you stronger both physically and mentally. When your muscles hurt, live in that moment and realize you did something that is making your body stronger. Muscle soreness means your body is preparing to handle the new demands that you are placing on it.
Surround Yourself With Positive People Who Support Your Goal
We can’t always pick who we surround ourselves with. For example, most of us can’t pick our co-workers. But you can choose to join an online fitness group, or try to find a workout buddy. You don’t necessarily even have to workout with a buddy, but you can check in and talk about your workout success and struggles with a friend. Studies have shown that you will start to behave with who you hang out with. So choose wisely. Choose people who will cheer you on to your fitness goal.
Being fit can be a struggle. If it was easy, everyone you meet would look like a world-class athlete. But we live in a country where obesity is the norm. Fast food restaurants have taken over home grown meals. Be different. Stand out and make your own fitness trends. You most likely will become an inspiration for other women who are struggling to make fitness a part of their lifestyle. Share your story. And set your next fitness goal. It’s all about the journey, and not the destination. Make a choice today, to choose a healthier you. And don’t forget to schedule in your workout time every day, set a goal, keep at it, and surround yourself with people who support that goal. You can do it. I know you can.
Jordan is the beauty and brains behind Beautifully Alive! She loves eating healthy and trying new recipes.The self-proclaimed Zumba Queen has a passion for beauty products and loves reading new books. She’s always down for a DIY project!