Tips for Squeezing in a Workout for Busy Women

Tips for squeezing in a workout for busy women

Let’s talk about fitting in workouts being a busy woman.  Being a woman in today’s hectic society means having to juggle an incredible number of obligations, from work to children to relationships and personal hobbies.

You likely know how important exercise is for staying fit and happy, but it can seem next to impossible to find workout opportunities. Just because you can’t make it to the gym for hours at a time doesn’t mean you can’t exercise.

This list will help you squeeze in a workout as a busy woman.

Make a plan

making a workout plan

It’s much easier to stick to a workout commitment if you plan ahead. Before your day/week starts, think about what kind of exercise you want to do for the day.

Determine when you’ll go to the gym and how much working out you can and should do. You can start slowly at first by telling yourself that you’ll go right after work for no more than 30 minutes.

Then, decide what exercises you’ll do, begin at a steady pace and increase your workout rate only when you’re ready too.

Bring your workout wardrobe with you

gym bag

If you have your workout clothes with you at work, getting into the workout mindset is no problem. It can be as simple as having your gym bag with clothes ready to go at a moment’s notice.

Changing into these clothes can only take a few minutes. By the time you’re in your gym shorts and wearing those tennis shoes, you should be geared up to go. If you fear you won’t be motivated after a long day of work, try exercising before hitting the office.

It can really make you feel more motivated and energetic during the workday. Some women say that they squeeze in a quick 30 minute workout during their lunch break.

Take your show on the road

online workout plan

Is one of your excuses for not working out that you want to catch up on your favorite televisions series instead? Well, you can certainly combine the two.

Bring your phone with headphones and your favorite shows pre-loaded. If you’re invested enough in what you’re watching or listening to, you might not even notice how much you’re sweating.

Instead of being sedentary while enjoying entertainment, you can be active. Just make sure that you aren’t disturbing other gym-goers with loud gasps and fits of laughter.

Pick a gym with great hours

24 hour gym

Not everyone has schedules that allow them to make it to the neighborhood gym before they close. That’s why there are so many gyms with flexible hours.

For instance, you can use a 24-hour gym to enjoy some after-hours exercise. This can be extremely enjoyable, as you don’t have to worry about waiting for others to get done using the equipment.

Make it fun

fun fitness classes

Don’t think that working out is something that you have to do. Instead, think of it as something you get to do.

Exercise is a true pleasure, known only by those who take the time to do it. Sign up for fun classes, such as HIIT and spin cycle, to meet new people while you get in shape.

Don’t put too much pressure on yourself when developing a workout schedule.

There might be days when you can only get in a few minutes of exercise. However, you can remember that even a small amount of exercise is much better than none. You have made so many strides and proven your ambition.

With this guide, you can make exercising all the easier.

Author Bio:

Annie Grace Wilson is a Public Relations Specialist for Orangetheory Fitness She regularly produces content for a variety of blogs that cover topics on unique and exciting HIIT exercises and fitness advice.

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9 Replies to "Tips for Squeezing in a Workout for Busy Women"

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    Erika Ann August 2, 2018 (4:07 am)

    Great tips! As a freelancer that is always on the go and has a lot of clients to handle, going to the gym is almost impossible for me. So I would usually bring my clothes when I go to the coworking place. Thanks for these!
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    Reef Tank Guy August 29, 2018 (7:14 pm)

    These are some excellent tips. I find that I put more effort into my exercise routine if I focus on my fitness and lifestyle goals. As long as you have some reason for putting in all the effort it feels more like fun and less like work.
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    Sean Dixon October 3, 2018 (2:46 pm)

    Awesome tips for beginners like me! I do agree that preparation comes a long way in any endeavor! If you are prepared, it will save you time because you already know what to do. While prep is good, it’s also equally important to execute your plans. Thanks for sharing! I’ll bear these tips in mind.
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    Sharon November 18, 2018 (2:04 pm)

    Great Article… Thank you so much for sharing these tips!!
    My coach once told me to focus on my feelings after the workout. And it’s true! We may sometime feel exhausted from running but after a few minutes, there’s the rush of endorphins that will make us happy with our exercise. With this, I am always motivated because exercising makes me happy. After the whole day of work at the office, this is the only venue to have fun and be fit.

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    James Smith December 2, 2018 (12:41 pm)

    I have just read an informative as well as educative article. I have come to know some new things for sure. Thanks for this post. Well done. Keep sharing.

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    Dirk Tiu December 7, 2018 (9:00 am)

    I agree that scheduling workouts help build discipline and habits. It also pushes one to exercise even though they don’t feel like it. Thanks for sharing!
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