We all know by now that sustaining an active lifestyle should be one of our top priorities. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy.
Life and work, in particular, can get in the way of working out. How do you find time to work out as jobs and commitments outside the gym get more challenging and demanding?
Maybe you’ve just finished up the 30-day #backtoschoolchallenge2015 or you are just wanting to get back on track. Whatever the reason, here are six tips to stay fit daily – no matter how busy you are.
Just Show Up
Not feeling it some days? On low-energy days, hit the turf with the promise that you can leave after you finish your warm-up. (Need a Dynamic Warm-Up How-To?) Or commit to a class ahead of times; knowing you made a promise to show-up to one of the trainers will hold you accountable to yourself and them.
Play the Percentages
When you signed up for the challenge you had a early gauge on your body-fat level. Remeasure once a month or so to gauge your fitness progress. That way you’ll actually have numbers that you can shoot for, and something that you can definitely measure, as opposed to, ‘I just want my abs to look better.”
You’ll never find the time you’ve got to make the time, lack of planning continues to be the biggest reason people fail to work out. Keep a calendar and schedule your workouts at least a week in advance. Have a contingency plan, too, in case the unexpected cancels your workout.
Invest In a Trainer
If you don’t know what you’re doing when you get to the gym, it pays to hire someone who does. Beyond helping you plan your workout, a personal trainer will observe and correct your form to make sure you produce results and avoid injuries. Ask around Elite to determine who would be the best fit for you!
Find a Happy Place
You hate fish, but that doesn’t mean you stop eating. The same is true for exercise. If a person doesn’t like running they’re not going to do it. They don’t care what the benefit is.” The “perfect” exercise is the one you’re happiest doing, so make sure you find yourself wanting to work out.