Have you ever struggled to fit exercise into your busy schedule? Like most of the QUEENTEAM you’re probably super busy with work, a social life and maybe even kids too. I know that the idea of hitting the gym at the end of the day is not very appealing when all you want to do is crash and watch your favorite movie.
It’s actually a common misconception that you need to slog away for hours in order to see the benefits of exercise. In fact, just getting your heart rate up for 30 minutes 4-5 times a week can make all the difference. And whilst 30 minutes might still seem like a lot of time to find in your already busy schedule, keep in mind that you don’t always have to be breaking a sweat, you could be going for a brisk walk or cycle.
So if you’ve ever struggled to fit it all in, take a look at these 7 easy ways you can get 30 minutes of exercise into your daily routine.
1. Take back your lunch break
No more eating at your desk. Grab your workout kit and take the opportunity to go outside for a fast paced walk or even a short circuit in the park. Getting your heart rate up at lunch will help you have a productive afternoon back at your desk.
2. Make it social
Research shows that habits spread through our social networks and it’s no different for working out. Have you tried exercising with a friend or family member? Having a friend to exercise with means you’re more likely to show up AND stick to your habit.
If you’re a member of my program make sure you make use of the QUEENTEAM Facebook group to motivate and support you. They’re such an incredible group of women!
3. Workout at home
You really don’t need much space or equipment for a great home workout. If you haven’t already, try my online program. Every week I challenge you with 5 totally new cardio and strength workouts that you can do at home with minimal equipment.
4. Just complete one circuit
One of the great things about my programme is that the workouts can be dialled up and down depending on how much time you have. So if you’re struggling to fit it all in on a certain day you can just stick to one 30 minute circuit rather than two. If you haven’t already make sure you check out my post on the 4 strategies to help keep you going when you feel like giving up.
5. Schedule your workouts
I find that one of the best ways to make time for exercise is to schedule my workouts in my calendar and treat them like doctor’s appointments.
Instead of making exercise something you’ll get to if you have time make it something you actively set time aside for. Doing it this way means that you’re protecting that time as time for you and your workout.
6. Play with your pets and kids
Try some active play with your two and four legged friends. This is a great opportunity to have fun and get your heart rate up at the same time. Win. Win.
7. Go for a brisk walk
Remember that exercising doesn’t always have to mean going all out, you can combine some of your more intense workouts with a quick walk around your local neighborhood. Not only will it be good for your body, but your mind too, especially after a long and stressful day.
Remember, working out is never a quick fix. In order to get long lasting results it’s important to build exercise and healthy routines into your life for the long run.
If you are unsure of anything, want advice or just to share your progress I’m only an email away. You can get in touch with me at [email protected] and I will get back to you as soon as possible.