One of the most common reasons for not exercising is, “I don’t have time.” I hear ya! I know with work demands and kid activities, keeping up the house and lawn, community commitments etc, it’s not difficult to completely forget about exercise or find yourself at the end of the day feeling to0 tired to start your program.
The first step is to make a commitment to yourself that you WILL exercise, NO. MATTER. WHAT! Make your exercise non-negotiable, make yourself a priority, believe that exercise will improve your health and block out some time to do it.
Exercising first thing in the morning, before anyone else wakes up, will ensure you don’t get interrupted. It will be difficult at first but after a few weeks, it will be routine and not so difficult to roll out of bed. One common habit of people who exercise regularly is they do it first thing in the morning. I like getting it out of the way, knowing it’s done, getting the energy boost to start the day, and not have to worry about plans changing later in the day that will interfere with your work out time.
KEEP IT SHORT
New studies are showing that shorter, more intense exercise programs can be just as effective, if not more so, than longer, more moderate sessions. HIIT (high intensity interval training) with periods of higher intensity and lower intensity can be a great fat burner for you for several hours after exercise is done. If your life is crazy busy, it’s OK to exercise 3-4 times a day for 10 minutes each time. Get in some light cardio in the morning, take a walk at lunch, do a HIIT workout after work and do some yoga before you go to bed. Find what works for you, make it a consistent priority and you’ll be amazed at the results!
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