One of the most common excuses I hear for not being able to exercise is not having time. Now I know modern life can leave us feeling like this – with working, cooking, being a parent, running a home time can sometimes be limited for other things. However, we all have the same 24 hours in each day and it’s what you decide to do with those hours that might make the difference between you and the next person who seems to have time to be ‘always working out’.
Now, being a parent, I am on the other side of the fence as it were. Life is hectic – balancing home life, running a business, looking after a 12 year old,( 18 year old now at University), meals, and everything else that goes with it, I can totally understand why people say ‘I don’t have time to exercise’ However, I still disagree! Yes, I am lucky in that if I don’t manage to get my exercise in during the daytime, I can always take part in a class I teach. BUT if I didn’t teach those classes, I would still make it a priority to fit some exercise in to my weekly regime, I try to run and cycle most weeks so that I get to exercise for me.
With just a little bit of organising you can make time to build an exercise regime to fit in to your lifestyle. You don’t need to join a gym, and you don’t have to spend hours at a time pounding the cardio machines and then not getting results. In fact, if you do the right type of exercise, then you can achieve results in just 15 minutes 4 or 5 times a week (and this can be equivalent to spending around an hour in the gym), with exercises that can be done at home. Just think where you can get that 15 minutes from – how long do you spend watching TV in the evenings? Or surfing the internet, or wasting time on Facebook?? I believe that EVERYONE can find 15 minutes in their day to fit in some exercise.
Try it this week .
So, look at your day, look at what you are doing and where you could gain that time from. If you are really struggling then feel free to drop me a line and I’ll help you. I can also give you some pointers in the direction of the right kind of exercise to do.
I’d love to hear your feedback on this.