You are busy, but you need to find a way to work out. Trust me I'm right there with you. My job can be very hectic at times and yeah, it can be tough to keep on track with my fitness goals. Being a dad and having a wife who works full time, my family and I are a little bit busy.
Does this sound similar to your situation?
Maybe you don't have the wife and kids, but we ALL have so much to do with such little time to get it done. School, practice, games, homework, a social life. They all require significant time, and workouts often fall by the wayside.
Check out these simple lifestyle hacks that can help you get strong and in the best shape of your life.
1. Work out first thing in the morning
I know what you're probably thinking; "Hell No! I already wake up early." If that's the case then I recommend you just give this a try for two weeks straight. All of my clients who accepted this challenge actually find that they have MORE energy throughout the day. They notice better focus while at school and an all-around better mood when they start their days with a great sweat.
When we push workouts to the evening, you have a greater chance of failure. There are many more factors that could contribute to a missed workout. In the morning, the only barrier is getting your butt out of bed. I know this might sound impossible but give it a try. You'll be better off for it.
2. Plan your week
You plan 1,000 other tasks and obligations. Why not plan your workouts? I'm talking about writing on a piece of paper when and where you will work out.
Do this on Sunday night and let your parents and friends (if needed) know what's up. After a few weeks of doing this, you'll notice that your schedule will work around the workouts and not the other way around.
Take the five minutes and map it out. Make this schedule non-negotiable. Your parents and friends will understand.
3. Have a training plan
Too often people go into a gym and wander around aimlessly without having any semblance of a plan. You should have your workout written down so you can go from exercise to exercise without wasting time. If a piece of equipment is unavailable, adapt and find an alternative. Realistically, you should know exactly how long your plan takes every single workout so you can schedule your day accordingly.
And having no time is not a valid excuse. There are plenty of workouts that you can do in a little as 10 minutes that still provide plenty of benefits. Will this be as good as a 60-minute session? No. But it's better than nothing. Here are five examples:
- A 15-Minute Mini-Band Workout That Will Challenge Your Entire Body
- This 30-Minute Kettlebell Challenge Will Test Your Limits
- Never Miss a Leg Day Again With This 10-Minute At-Home Workout
- Test Your Strength and Endurance Limits With This 10-Minute Workout
- Can You Handle This 10-Minute Barbell AMRAP Circuit?
4. Hire a professional
You've definitely heard this one before, but many still fail to do this.
I've heard it all guys. "I'll just do this workout I found on Pinterest" or "I know what I'm doing and I don't need a coach."
Dude, come on!
I'm a fitness professional and guess what? I hired a trainer.
Accountability and because I like the feeling of being coached. Trust me on this one. When you put your money down and you make yourself accountable to another person you push the odds of you working out by 100 percent.
Stop thinking you can do it yourself. Man up and go hire a professional. It's an investment that goes 100 percent toward performing better and living longer. Think about that.
Incorporate these four simple and majorly effective tips into your busy lifestyle and I can almost guarantee that you will be on your way to getting in the best shape of your life.
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