Happy Monday my friends! I’m happy to introduce you to Becky today! I’m pretty sure I “met” Becky through Kaella sometime over the past year. While Becky and I have yet to meet in person, I’m excited for when we do!
Hey there! I’m happy to be taking over Cowgirl Runs today. My name is Becky and I blog over at The Bex Factor (www.thebexfactor.com) about parenting a goofy 2.75 year old, healthy living and a love for my community. I’m so excited to have found another local-ish blogger and look forward to hopefully meeting Ange someday if she ever stays put long enough! While she’s off having fun in Nashville, I thought I would share some tips on committing to fitness with a hectic schedule.
Everyone is busy. It doesn’t matter your life circumstances; busyness can be an excuse for why many people don’t include fitness as part of their daily routine, but it really shouldn’t be. I’m a single mom, working full time with some social media management on the side while still making time for friends, fitness, blogging and keeping up with my busy toddler. To say I have a lot going on would be an understatement.
Here’s my tips for fitting fitness into a hectic lifestyle:
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1) Get an early start – Set your alarm for 30-60 minutes earlier and get your workout done before anything else. Not only do you get it out of the way first, it gives you a great energy boost to fuel your day. [A note from Ange: I’m not so much a fan on the early mornings. My rule is that I’ll wake up early for flights and races – the end]
2) Take advantage of your lunch breaks – Rather than going out to eat, pack your gym bag and lunch and hit up a lunchtime fitness class or go for a quick run for your office. Not only will it save you some money, it will energize you for the rest of the afternoon. [A note from Ange: I love a good lunch run, or runch! A great way to break up my day!]
3) Make playgrounds your workout – When the sun is shining, you can find me and my son at the playground after work. There’s tons of body weight workouts that can be done while your child plays and the playground equipment can become your personal outdoor gym.
4) Involve your kids, family, friends or coworkers – make fitness a social event. Hit up the hottest fitness class or running group with friends, participating in a fit social event with the office or make your children a part of your workout. There’s room for everyone to get involved.
5) Stop making excuses – plain and simple. There’s tons of resources out there to help you find a quick and effective workout that fits into your lifestyle. The biggest challenge is to commit to getting sweaty and make it part of your routine. Fitness doesn’t have to take hours out of your day, and everyone could stand to log off our social media channels for 20 minutes to get the heart rate up.
I want to hear from you! What are your tips for making fitness a part of your busy life?
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