October 3, 2011

No Time to Exercise?

“I would love to exercise but I don’t have time.”  Does that sound like you?  I hear it countless times, and what it tells me is that you are making excuses.  You do not have time to exercise, because to you, exercise is not a priority.
If you are ready to get fit and healthy, you will find the time.
Here are some tips to help:
Turn off the tv, computer, or smart phone. You will be amazed at how much more free time you have. 
If you cannot give up your favorite tv show, try to watch actively.  Do some jumping jacks, planks or squats while you are watching
Socialize during exercise.  Instead of meeting a friend for coffee, meet for a walk.
Schedule your exercise.  Write it down in your daily planner.  When someone tries to schedule something that hour you do not need to explain, just say you are busy.
Get up earlier.  This may sound too hard, but the extra energy you get from being fit will help you feel less tired all day.
Walk or bike ride to work.  If that is not possible, at least park at a distance from your destination.
Just say no.  You need to take care of yourself before you can take care of others.

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