Rose & Jenna: The Balancing Act – Exercise

Thanks for reading the first installment of our new Friday series. We’ll be spending quite a bit of time talking about time management as it’s a big component to staying healthy while working full time. We haven’t yet perfected this balance, but we’re always striving for improvement. This series will help!

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So today, let’s talk about exercise. When it comes to health and fitness, one of the excuses we hear most is: “I don’t have enough time.” It’s a very common feeling especially in this world of go-go-go. But there are ways to fit in this vital behavior. Below are a few tricks we’ve learned along the way to make fitting in exercise a little easier:

  • Schedule your workouts. Put them on your Outlook/calendar/planner like you would any other meeting.
  • Pick a time that works best for your schedule. If you know you’re not a morning person, own that and schedule that time right after work.
  • Choose exercise you enjoy. You will be more likely to stick with if you actually like what you’re doing.
  • If group classes keep you motivated, sign up for the whole week Sunday night. Pre-pay so that you’re already invested and committed.
  • Join a challenge group! These online groups help hold you accountable through the week. Email us for details.
  • If you’re too  busy to get to a gym or class, buy a program you can do at home. T25 gets you a full workout in twenty five minutes! No excuses.
  • Walk home … if you can. This is an easy way to build in exercise. Always strive to go the extra mile, take the stairs or do anything that keeps your body moving.
  • Buy a standing desk for work. You’ll burn calories without even realizing it.

What strategies do you use to make sure you get your workouts in?

If you have an idea for a topic for the Balancing Act series, please let us know. We’d be happy to answer your questions.

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