How Can I Find Time To Exercise?
Unfortunately, it can be hard to find time for exercise, but you can make time. Making exercise a priority and keeping yourself motivated are the keys.
It is helpful to be clear on what you are hoping to accomplish with your workouts. Do you want to lose weight? Get stronger? Get healthier? What are your specific goals? With that clear, what types of activities will get you there fastest? For busy people, it is important to create a workout that is efficient and effective so that no time is wasted.
When Should I Schedule My Workout?
The best time to schedule your workout is when you are most likely to do it. If you are one of those people who has to write everything down and pencil it in, then make sure you put your workout in your planner.
Many people find they are most successful getting their workout done in the morning. Some hit the treadmill, the gym or head out for a walk on their lunch break. If you have kids in some type of after school activity, that may be a good time to get in some exercise. The key is to find your ideal time and make the most of it.
Don't feel that you have to get in an hour-long workout every day to be successful. You risk setting yourself up for failure that way, and are more likely to just hang it up.
Even fifteen minutes of physical activity on a daily basis makes a difference. Set realistic weight loss goals, and celebrate even small victories. If you found time in your day for a ten minute brisk walk, or lost one pound, then you have accomplished something.
If you have days when it is just not possible to exercise, don't beat yourself up. This is counterproductive, and actually increases the likelihood that you will give up.
Should I Use A Personal Trainer?
If you are looking for the most efficient way to get results, and you need a bit of direction and motivation, a personal trainer is your best bet. Ralph Roberts at the Downtown Athletic Club has years of experience training people to achieve their fitness and weight loss goals. He can create a custom workout for you based on your goals and schedule, and support you along the way.