Finding Time

24 Apr

It seems like the biggest reason people don’t exercise these days is due to lack of time.  That’s what everyone told me this weekend and it’s often the same excuse I hear on a daily basis.  Yes, there is never enough time in a day to do everything, so if you want to make it happen, you have to make it a priority.

As a lifestyle coach, I have had the pleasure of coaching people to find balance.  What I have found is that many people let their jobs control their life and then one day they wake up wondering why they are unhappy.  They didn’t make time for exercise, love, and to enjoy all of their other passions.  Seize the moment and create your life by focusing on what is important to you.

I believe exercise is important for everyone.  It keeps your body and mind healthy!  YOU choose how to spend your day, so if exercise is important to you, make it a priority.

Below are some tips to find time for exercise:

1.  Make your workout an appointment and don’t let social events interfere with this appointment.

2.  If your day doesn’t go as planned and you get stuck in the office late, think something is better than nothing.  Even 5 minutes of exercise is beneficial.

3.  Don’t let a rainy day keep you from exercising.  There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.  Put in an exercise dvd or head to the gym!

4.  Do it in the morning.  This will ensure that no matter what occurs in your day, you got your workout in.

5.  Enlist your friends.  If you have other people who will be meeting you for a workout, you will most likely be successful.

6.  Multi-task.  If you have reading material, bring it with you as you walk on the treadmill or elliptical.

7.  Maximize your time by going to an intense 45 minute class that will give you an incredible workout and burn 500 calories.  Check out a cycle class at or METCON at Equinox.

8.  Focus on the benefits.  Even when you don’t feel like working out, think about how good your body will feel and look after you’ve exercised.  Nothing else will give you the same effect.

9.  Sign up for a race or give yourself a goal.  By focusing on a goal, your workouts leading up to that race will have to be a priority.

10.  Plan out your day!  If you have a plan, you are most likely to achieve your goals!

Song of the day:  Burning Up by Ne Yo

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In Health and Happiness,

Madeline DolenteImage

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