Tuesday, August 15, 2017

How To Fit Exercise Into Your Everyday Life

One of the things I hear all the time is, "How do you find time to exercise with 3 kids and take care of everything else?" Not going to lie, my room is a mess with clean clothes stacked in a pile, and some dirty clothing in a pile to be cleaned on the floor. My kitchen isn't always spotless, and I might not wash my hair every day, because I choose what is important in my life to focus my energy on that. My family time, teaching and exercise is some of those things. Exercise in general makes me function better as a mom and a person. When I am struggling with my day, or my patience is wearing thin, I look at what I have done in that day and 9 times out of 10, I have yet to exercise.

I'm not saying that exercise is going to solve all of the world's problems, but it does help me, at least, feel like I have a little more control in my life. It helps me have just a little more patience with things going on around me. It helps to clear my head a little. It helps my body feel better. And knowing that I am doing something good for my body will help to make better food choices during the day.

If you are struggling to find time in your day to exercise Follow these steps: 

STEP ONE:
Write out everything you do in a day. Grab a calendar and fill it in. Every hour or minute you can think of, of the necessary things that have to be done.

Appointments for you and your family
Work for you and your hubs
School schedule for the kids
Eating
Family Time

STEP TWO: 
Now once those are filled in, do you have any remaining space in there? Just 30 minutes? FILL IN EXERCISE IN 1 30 minutes slot every day.

Notice what didn't make the list above, scrolling Facebook or Pinterest. And I don't want you to have to give up your favorite past time actives like catching up on Bachelor in Paradise or scrolling Facebook and Pinterest. But maybe schedule a dedicated time during the day that you can do that, and once that time is over with...No more. Put the phone down. Imagine how much open time you will have in a day. This is a practice I have for myself with my coaching, blogging and work. I come on the computer during certain times of the day and try not to be on my phone or computer all the time. As tempting as it is to watch the feed, it is such a time suck! All you need is 30 minutes to feel better both body and mind!
STEP THREE: 
Once you find 30 minutes every day that you can fit into your exercise, I want you to make an appointment for it, set a timer and an alarm. That way it is important for you. and every week you most important things to add to your calendar are:

Appointments for you and your family
Work for you and your hubs
School schedule for the kids
Eating
Family Time
Exercise

It's not about having time, because most of us, don't have time to exercise. But it is something that is so important that you have to make time for it! And sometimes you will have to make adjustments to your schedule, but hey, making a plan is the first step to success! Comment below after you complete this. How much time did you find in your week that you can fit a workout in? Was there more than 1 30 minute slot open?

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