How to get fit when you’re busy and un-motivated

The oldest story in the book is that ” I’m too busy to exercise”. It has been way to easy to  jut knock off the exercises routine to get other things done.

This is something only you can do as part of your routine and no one can do it for you. You can pay someone to clean your house, pick up your trash, but there is no one, not even your personal trainer that can work out for you. Be a faithful steward of the body you’ve been given.

1 Corinthians 4:2  Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.

Exercising at homeHere are some tips to motivate and inspire you:

  1. Work out early in the day if possible, so you won’t be trying ti “fit it in”
  2. Get a good routine online or hire a trainer (like me) to write you up a workout. This is for those that know how to workout but need a routine.I do this service for $50 after a consultation. This workout routine can be done for 6-8 weeks. Explore your options.
  3. Set aside 20 minutes in the morning or evening to do an interval training workout(yes get up earlier). Try this one.  Morning is a great time because it helps give you energy for your day.
  4. Buy a small mobile piece of equipment you’ll use and won’t get dusty. Resistance bands are super versatile and can go with you anywhere. Use them for interval training or any strength moves. Try 5 minutes 3 tmies per day. over the course of the week, work evey body part at least twice.
  5. Hire a trainer for  a couple months (1x per week)  to get you going, although this isn’t necessary you will learn a lot. Even trainers like to learn new stuff. Never stop learning. I say this because I find people still hung up on exercises routines from the 80’s. With all the options in the fitness industry now, you’ve got so much to do and it can be great fun!
  6. Find it important to do cardiovascular exercises. whether you go for a brisk walk, bike around your neighborhood, do interval training or hiking, your heart needs it! Find that 20 minutes 3 times per week. you will love it and will no doubt kick it up.Aim to get up  to at least 45 minutes 4 times per week.
  7. Don’t get bored. Think of the gym as an extension to your living room. Don’t think you have to go there for an hour or hour and a half every time. Go there for 30 minutes to do cardio or weights. With my clients, half hour workouts are called a power-half-hour. What to do?  1.Fifteen minutes of interval training on a machine or with various mobile equipment: punching bag, kettle-bells, medicine balls, etc.2. Then pick two muscle groups such as back and biceps and do 2 exercises for each group 2-3 times 10-12 reps. That’s only one example. Change it up regularly and you will never be bored.

Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through him who strengthens me.


About Fit, Healthy, Happy Home

I now more than ever dedicate all that I do to the Lord and His purposes. As a trainer and natural foods consultant, mother of 3 and wife to an anointed husband, My blog reflects my walk with God and what He gave us, and how to prepare foods the best way possible, and my desire to get others in shape.
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