Based on many conversations I’ve had with my clients, the biggest obstacle to being healthy: they run out of time.
They know they “should” be taking care of themselves… that when they feel healthy they feel better about themselves… that exercise and proper nutrition give them energy to do all the things they want to do…
But finding time to get to their workout every day is challenging.
So let me help “find time” in your schedule, so you don’t put off taking care of yourself.
-Do you FIND time for your workouts or do you MAKE time? Each week you should know WHEN those workouts are planned just like an appointment with your doctor. It’s just as important don’t schedule over it.
-Missed your scheduled workout? That doesn’t mean you skip it entirely. Find a You Tube video online and get 15 minutes in. Google an online yoga class there are plenty of free one’s available and do it during your lunch break. Walk 15 minutes before dinner and 15 minutes after. Do something over nothing, every bit counts.
-Instead of making dinner take that time to workout and have a protein smoothie for dinner. Make the workout the priority and still get in a healthy meal just don’t take so long to prepare it.
-Schedule one thing you will do each day. On Sunday’s I plan, Monday’s I work on my website, Tuesdays is Finance day, Wednesdays is Marketing, Thursdays I go through mail. Find your key tasks and only touch them one day a week.
-Need more time in the day? Get up an hour earlier, have your coffee and answer your emails and forum posts that waste your time during the day. Then stay off social media.
-Check email twice a day. Once in the morning, once at night.
(I need to work on this one!)
-Use your gap times. Gap times are those down times that aren’t long enough to finish a task. Gap times can be waiting in the carpool lane, waiting at appointments, times between clients, commuting times. How can you use those times more wisely? Try audio books, printing off articles you want to read during gap times, planning weekly meals, updating your to do list.
Try just one idea off this list to find some extra time in your day so your health and wellness doesn’t take a back seat. Of course, a trainer always helps you remain accountable for your workouts ensuring your weekly appointments are scheduled and completed. If your workouts are taking a back seat, contact me and let me help find time in your schedule to make them happen.
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