Fitness Freedom – Building a Fitness Plan That Works
to Your Schedule
Nowadays, everyone’s got more on their plate. Between family life, work commitments, and everything else, it can be difficult to find time to exercise. However, with the right approach, it’s possible to build an effective and functional fitness plan that fits around your existing schedule.
Whether you choose to get up earlier, utilize your lunch break or just start doing more effective workouts, you can make big strides towards your fitness goals with just a few small changes. It’s too easy to make excuses and put things off until tomorrow but when tomorrow never comes, you’ll still be where you are now and nowhere closer to reaching your goals. It’s time to stop making excuses and work with what you’ve got to build a fitness plan that works for you.
Let’s take a look at some simple yet highly effective changes you can implement to give you true fitness freedom.
Create a Space to Workout
First thing’s first; if you’re going to create a schedule, you need somewhere to execute it. You don’t need to join an expensive gym or enrol in fitness classes as a few simple pieces of equipment can go a long way.
The key is to use versatile, inexpensive workout equipment such as light dumbbells, a gym bench, a Swiss ball and an exercise mat. With these items alone, you can create a small area in your home to workout in and start your exercise routine the way you mean to continue.
Make Time in Your Day
“I can’t find time” is one of the oldest excuses for not working out. You don’t need to find time, what you really need to do is make time! Write down your existing schedule and see where you have time to spare.
Perhaps you can go for a jog on your lunch break or set your alarm for an hour earlier in the mornings or cycle to and from work rather than driving or taking the bus. How about sacrificing an hour of Netflix in the name of your fitness goals? It’s up to you to make the time to allow you to workout. Remember these are your goals, so make them happen!
Choose Effective Workouts
To build a fitness plan that fits around your already busy schedule, it’s crucial that you choose exercises that are quick and effective. You don’t need to spend hours in the gym to get the body you want. In fact, if you are spending hours in the gym and you analyse how you’re spending your time, you’ll quickly realise you’re spending more time hanging out than you are working out!
For a truly effective workout, try a HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) routine. It’s the best way to get a burn the most calories in the least amount of time, build muscle mass and increase your endurance.
Hold Yourself Accountable
When your alarm goes off at 7 am and it’s just you hitting the gym with no one to answer to, it’s a lot easier to hit snooze. To stick to your routine and get the results you want, you need to hold yourself accountable. Partner up with a friend or a work colleague, sign up for a fitness event in a few months time or join an online community. Whatever you need to do to hold yourself accountable, you need to do it. To successfully build a routine around your already busy life, you need to ensure you execute what you set in place.
Make it Happen, Be Consistent and Achieve Your Goals
Finding the time to workout might seem like a challenge at first but it’s important to commit to your goals and make them happen. Don’t let your busy schedule get in the way of you achieving your goals, instead make positive changes that will result in your getting to where you want to be.
Show up every time you hit the gym, the park, the roads or the beach and give it your all. Make every effort to work out consistently and avoid skipping workouts. In no time at all, your fitness routine will become as much a part of your daily routine as brushing your teeth. You’ll need to do it and your schedule will simply adapt to making exercise a priority and not a chore.
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