How do you find an hour 3-4 times per week to workout when your schedule is really hectic, and any time you do have available, you’re too tired. This struggle is real. We all understand the importance of exercise in our health and wellbeing, but some days seem impossible to find the motivation, energy, or time.
Use these strategies to improve the frequency of your exercise routine:
1)Prioritize visits to the gym. Schedule your workouts, like you schedule meetings. Treat it as a commitment (probably the most important commitment of the day). If these visits are planned out at the beginning of a week, you will have a higher likelihood of sticking to it, and scheduling other priorities around it.
2)Hire a coach, or try group training. Getting to the gym is hard enough, but figuring out an effective workout plan that checks all the boxes will add even more stress. Hiring a professional coach who can assess your needs and guide you to your goals will be money well spent in improving your health and fitness.. This, for the most part, will allow you to shut your mind off and destress during your session.
3)Create a sleep plan. Let’s face it, some days you’re going to be tired, and the last thing you’ll want to do is go to the gym. If this feels like every day, you need to fix your sleep habits. Set a bed time, turn off all blue light devices 1 hour before bed, read in bed, wear a blackout mask, give yourself time to wind down, avoid alcohol and sugar. Improving your sleep will drastically elevate your energy levels and make going to the gym feel a little easier.
4)Find a convenient location. The location of your gym in relation to your work or house can play a major role in the likelihood of you attending. If possible, find a gym that is on your way to and from work. If you have to pass by it 2 times per day, you’re less likely to skip it.
At the end of the day, if health and fitness become a priority in your life, then no matter how busy you are, you can find time.
Let us help, book a consultation or goal setting session and we can help you develop a plan that works for you, and help you make it stick.