#MotivationMonday // The most common excuse for not exercising is ‘no time.’ Here are a few tips to MAKE time and make your health a priority:
-MAKE A PLAN: Decide on the best time for exercise in your schedule and actually enter it into your computer or device’s calendar as a repeat event. This way it shows up daily and there’s less chance of you scheduling something during that time. Also, when you check your schedule in the morning, you’ll see it there and form a mental picture of when and how you’ll be exercising that day, which helps you stay motivated.
-FIND 5 MINUTES: A five-minute walk now can easily turn into daily 30 minute walks a few weeks from now. You have to start somewhere.
-LIMIT SCREEN TIME: Don’t aimlessly surf social media, youtube, TV, etc. That’s a surefire way to waste time you could be spending in more active ways. Before you sit down, set a time limit, and consider trading just 30 minutes of that low-value electronic time for exercise. My guess is you won’t miss it.
-DELEGATE: Reassess household chores. Can the kids do laundry? Can your spouse cook dinner? What professional tasks can you hand off so you can get out for exercise at lunch or right after work? Don’t think you’re the only one who can do all of the things you’re currently doing. Look too, for things that could be done less often – or that might not need to get done at all.
-RISE & SHINE: Exercising first thing in the morning will ensure you fit it in. Lay out your workout clothes the night before.