How To Fit In An Exercise Regime
Do you lack motivation to exercise, are you struggling to come up with some sort of exercise regime that you can follow and enjoy? It is not easy in modern life to fit in the exercise that is so important to our general health and well-being, but finding the time or the money isn’t always easy or even possible, especially if you are on a tight budget.
How To Fit In An Exercise Regime
In the ideal world, it would be great if you could go to the gym every day for an hour or so and fit in the ideal amount of exercise that you need each day. However, that isn’t the real world, people need to afford to pay for a gym membership and have the time to use it too. Sometimes, while it would be a great idea, it is just beyond the budget or you just don’t have the time to travel to the gym, work out, have a family and a life. Time and money can play an important part in being able to get access to a gym memberships.
However, it isn’t all doom and gloom, there is hope to fit in some form of exercise into your day. Building the amount of exercise you participate in, you will notice that you will start to find more time to do something that you like and enjoy.
How you fit an exercise regime into your life will depend on a number of different factors, including your commitments and the support you have around you. If your budget allows and you have some close friends, you might consider going to an exercise class once a week. If babysitting is a problem, one person attends the class and the other babysits and this gets swapped around so you both have access to the classes available.
Make a diary appointment or write on your calendar where you highlight the exercise you intend to participate in, get it scheduled; it is less likely you will miss the appointment if you take it as an important part of your life.
The Type of Exercise
You don’t have to attend the gym or even go to an exercise class to get the required amount of exercise and intensity for you. It is possible to exercise at home or outside, without a trainer.
For me, while I would love to go to the gym, time constraints and budgets just don’t allow that luxury at the moment. This doesn’t stop me needing to exercise, I just have to find the right option for me.
Some simple options for exercising:
- Going for a walk, I take my dogs for a walk at some point during the day. This allows for flexibility in my day to get the task completed in a large time scale.
- You Tube has an array of different exercise videos that you can use in the comfort of your own home, these are from a few minutes long to full work out videos.
- Exercise DVD’s are a great way to increase the amount of activity you do, if you have young children allow them to join in or choose a time that their occupied or having a nap. Swap these with your friends, this will allow you to have multiple options in exercises; alternatively you can hire them from your local library.
- On line you can find training programmes designed for different activities from learning to enjoy running, to just becoming fitter.
Therefore, it is possible to fit in an exercise regime, even if it is just a few minutes at a time, book that time in your diary or calendar and treat it as an appointment that you must attend.
great post! this was one of my greatest struggles for a long time, with young children and living in a colder-rainy state- getting outside is not always possible! finally i discovered DVDs! love your suggestions!
Thanks Erin for visiting and for your kind words:)
I enjoy exercising when it’s nice outside. It’s much easier to motivate myself to get out for a walk when it’s nice out. This time of year its much more difficult.
Thanks for visiting Lania, I know I am a fair weather walker to lol.
Great post! I use all of your suggestions (walking, youtube & DVDs) plus I use my Wii and Xbox 360 Kinect. The Wii and Xbox have such fun workouts, you don’t realise the time go past!
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Thanks for visiting Emma:)
Thanks for visiting Emma and some great suggestions too!
Really great post, Thanks for linking up with Motivational Monday
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