Too busy to work out? Here’s 6 easy ways to fit exercise into a busy schedule!

I’m pretty sure every person on the planet has said at one point “I’m too busy to work out!”, myself included!  But fitness is so important, I decided to compile a list of 6 EASY ways to fit exercise into a busy schedule, and to make it fun!

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Here’s the scenario:

-You have to drive/walk 15 minutes to even get to the gym

-You probably want to get in a good work out if you’re there maybe 30 minutes of cardio?

-Since you’re there… might as well throw in 30 minutes of weight training too.

-Then you have to drive/walk 15 minutes to get back home.

-Then you have to shower, which is another 15 minutes.

-And if you’re girly like me, you have to pick out an outfit, then get ready for the day…15 more minutes.

-Now, all of this is assuming you’re NOT washing or blowdrying your hair……and we’re at a grand total of 2 hours.

-And let’s be serious, even if we plan out our time, somehow an extra half an hour  sneaks in there somehow!!!

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1.)First thing’s first, be kind to yourself.  Sure, you may not have two hours to work out (plus that sneaky half an hour) every day.  But, fortunately, you don’t have to have all that time!  You can do it in less!!  Remember, anything is better than nothing!

Too busy to work out?  Here's some tips and tricks to fit exercise in your hectic schedule!  - Jess Explains It All

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2.) Make it easy.  If you want to work out in the morning, go to sleep in your workout clothes, and put your shoes by your bed, so you’re ready to go!  (affiliate link)

3.) Switch up your routine, do something fun! I like to go bowling.  I’m really bad at bowling (hence the picture of me below), but my arms always feel like they’ve had a workout the next day.  You’re exercising, and you don’t even realize it!  AND it doesn’t  seem like you’re adding the dreaded “extra time” for exercise.

Too busy to work out?  Here's some tips and tricks to fit exercise in your hectic schedule!  - Jess Explains It All

My professional granny bowling at it’s finest!

4.) Get a buddy!  Working out is always more fun if you have friends with you.  And you’re more likely to be prompt (and not hit that snooze button another time) if you make plans to go with someone.

5.)  Don’t be afraid to look silly! Let yourself have fun when you’re working out, this shouldn’t be a chore, it should be something you enjoy!  The more fun you have, the more you’ll want to keep working out in the future.  If you’re having fun, you’d be amazed how you “find the extra time” you didn’t have before.

Too busy to work out?  Here's some tips and tricks to fit exercise in your hectic schedule!  - Jess Explains It All

Me and Stephen in a “dance battle”.  He’s definitely winning! :) 

6.) Keep a set of dumbbells under your couch and work out during the commercials. (affiliate link)  I have a tendency to eat during commercial breaks, but if you have something to occupy your hands, you will be less tempted to eat, AND you’ll be getting in sneaky exercise!

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Too busy to work out?  Here's some tips and tricks to fit exercise in your hectic schedule!  - Jess Explains It All

image credit: lifehacker.com 

 Just remember, anything you can do is better than nothing!  You only get one body, so lets treat it kindly!

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