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From busy to fit: how to incorporate workouts into your hectic life

Updated: Aug 3, 2023

Are you struggling to fit workouts into your busy schedule? Between work, family commitments and social activities, finding time for exercise can be challenging. But don't worry, with some planning and dedication, you can make it happen. Here are some tips to help you fit workouts into your busy schedule:


Schedule your workouts

Just as you schedule your work and appointments, schedule your workouts. Look at your weekly schedule and find time slots that are available for you to exercise. Choose a consistent time of day, such as early morning or after work, and stick to it. By making exercise a priority and scheduling it in advance, you're more likely to follow through. In addition, try to set reminders for yourself so you never forget to do your meal prep, nutrition tracking, or go to the gym.


Choose a workout that fits your schedule

Some workouts may require more time than others. If you have a busy schedule, choose a workout that fits your time constraints. For example, if you only have two days a week that work well for exercise, plan two longer full body workouts. In contrast, if you can make it to the gym every day, but only for 30 minutes, an upper/lower split may work better for you.


Multitask

If you're short on time, try multitasking. For example, answer emails between sets at the gym, or do a set every 5 minutes in between bouts of studying. In addition, look for opportunities to move throughout the day, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or walking instead of driving.


Break up your workouts

You don't have to do all your exercise in one session. If you don't have time for a full workout, break it up into shorter sessions throughout the day. This works especially well if you have a home gym.


Be flexible

Remember that life can be unpredictable, and your schedule may change unexpectedly. Be flexible and adapt your workout schedule as needed. If you miss a workout, don't beat yourself up. Just get back on track as soon as you can.


Consider hiring a coach

A coach will not only check-in with you frequently to ensure you're staying accountable to your program, but they'll also create you a very time-efficient training plan. Many individuals spend much more time in the gym than they need to, and a coach can help correct that.


In conclusion, fitting workouts into a busy schedule requires planning, commitment, and flexibility. But by taking the proper steps, you can still reach your fitness goals despite your hectic life!



Kurtis Proksch

Head Strength Coach

KPCC Coaching

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