Do you ever feel like you are too busy to exercise?
Believe me, I get that! I am a busy mom of 6 and I work outside the home part time. I have used the “too busy” to exercise excuse many times. It can be hard to fit exercise into your already busy day.
You can always find excuses not to exercise but if it is important to you, you will make time!
Exercising is important to me. It is my “me” time and I feel better when I exercise regularly. I often have good intentions of getting up early to do a workout but truthfully sleep often wins out. It takes a little creativity and planning ahead but I usually exercise 5 times a week.
Daily exercise is a great way to boost your mood naturally!
This Spring and early Summer when my son was playing baseball I would walk while waiting for his games to start. He had to be at the ball park at least 45 minutes early to practice and warm up. I would use that time to go for a walk or run. It worked really well. The one field he played at had a beautiful walking path right by it which made it even more enjoyable.
Right now it’s the fall sports season so maybe this could work for you. You might even find another mom who would love to walk with you!
Other ways to fit exercise into your busy day:
- Break your exercise into 2 or 3 smaller sets of 10 to 15 minutes throughout your day.
- Take a walk during your lunch break.
- Get your supper/dinner in the oven and do a workout dvd while your food cooks.
- Wake up earlier in the morning and exercise before your busy day gets started. (This one is hard for me but I am working on it!)
How do YOU fit exercise into your day?