Trying to balance work, family, friends, hobbies, committees, responsibilities, and some you-time is not easy. We know you’re busy, but neglecting fitness and exercise won’t do you any favors. People who workout regularly tend to feel more healthy and energized throughout the day. Check out some ways that even the busiest people maintain a fitness lifestyle.
Pencil it in: Make your exercise routine a staple of your day. Just like you would schedule a meeting with a client at work, set aside time in your schedule and actually write it on your calendar. This will be a daily reminder of your commitment, and you can’t use the excuse that you didn’t have time.
Make your workout fun: It is hard to make time for a workout when you are dreading it each time. One of the best things about exercise is that there are so many ways to do it. Find a fitness routine that you enjoy and look forward to doing, whether that is taking a deep breath with some yoga, putting on your favorite playlist and going for a run, or pushing yourself with the help of your personal trainer.
Be sneaky about it: Exercise does not have to be a whole workout each time. To help get your blood flowing, sneak some exercises into your everyday life. Do some calf raises as you wait to cross the street, take the stairs, try some squats when you take a bathroom break at work, or suggest a walking meeting with your friend or client. Anything to get you moving more is going help you feel more energized.
Combine fitness into your social life: Making time for friends and family are important. Instead of meeting up with your friends for a drink after work though, try a round of tennis in one of the many Coconut Grove tennis courts, go for a causal bike ride through the Grove, or try a fitness class or training session together. You’ll have time to catch up with your friend, and catch a workout at the same time.
Choose a fitness diet: We’ve all done it. We eat a greasy burger and fries, or a whole plate of fettuccini alfredo, go into a little food coma, and blow off our workout for the day. For the busy bee, you will avoid that feeling and feel lighter and more energized if you eat healthy, light meals and snacks throughout the day. Incorporating more healthy and fresh foods in proper serving sizes throughout the day will leave your body energized and ready for a workout rather than ready for a nap.
For more fitness tips and information, check out Fitness Together Miami at fitnesstogethermiami.com). They are a private, personal training gym in Coconut Grove and South Miami. Stop in or give them a call to try a free session today!
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