Are you having a hard time fitting your online personal
trainer program into your busy schedule?
Well you’re not alone.
Time is the most used excuse for not working out but now you have 20
easy tips to get you started and keep you on track.
Make a Plan
In order to maximize your time and get the most out of your
workout, you need to have a plan. Your
online personal trainer should have created a plan that fits your body type,
goals and time frame.
Limit Screen Time
By limiting screen time (TV, Phone, Computer) you can
actually free up hours each day that you could be spending working out. If you don’t believe me, just cut back for
one day and see how much time you are actually wasting.
Find 5-10 Minutes
All it takes is 5 five minutes here and 5 minutes there in
order for you to get a workout in. You
don’t need to block off 30-60 minutes for your workouts. Just make sure to tell your personal trainer
that you have a busy schedule and you prefer to workout in 5-10 minute bouts.
Bring the Family
If you’re having a difficulty finding time to exercise, you
can always bring your family to the gym or park, so you’re spending time with
them and working out at the same time.
Wake Up Earlier
Yes I said it, wake up earlier! All you have to do is wake up 30 minutes
before normal and get a quick workout in.
This will leave you time to spend with your family or friends after
This is key to getting the most out of your time and
workout. You should only perform the most
effective exercises that you can. Example; instead of performing tricep
kickbacks, perform a close grip bench press or push-ups as both focus on triceps and you're working on chest and shoulders too.
Lunch Break Workout
If your job allows you enough time to work out during lunch,
you should take advantage of it. You don’t
need to spend an hour eating or talking with co-workers, if you really want to
spend your time talking, ask them to join you.
Most work places have a fitness center or you can always go
Stay Up Late
If you have a hard time waking up in the morning, you can
stay up late and get your workout in.
Most fitness centers are open 24 hours or you can find a workout video
online and push play.
Make it a Date
Who ever said a date had to be at the movies. Instead you can go on a hike, snowboarding,
biking or to the gym.
Multi Task While Working Out
This one is for those who can’t put their phone down. If you have to, multi task while you work
out. You can perform a set and then answer an
email. Just as long as you are working
out. Some people may frown upon this at the gym if you're holding up a machine, so be courteous.
Workout at Home
Working out at home can be the perfect solution for
some. It can save you time and
money. Just figure out if you need any
equipment from your online personal trainer and start working out.
Thinking positive is generally over looked but it can really
change the whole outcome of your day. If
you know you can do it, you are more likely to accomplish it. Always keep your head up even when things are
not going your way.
Ditch Your Ride
Stop driving everywhere and start riding your bike, walking
or running. Now I know this may not be
an option depending on where you live but you should still try every time you get the
Perform Your Likes and Not Dislikes
This is pretty simple, you are more likely to perform
exercises that you like and your program should be based on those. If your trainer gives you a program that is
full of exercises you don’t like, you might want to find a new one.
Use Competitions as Motivation
Sign up for a competition to get you motivated. This doesn’t have to be a marathon or a
bodybuilding contest, just something that will make you work a little bit
harder and push yourself to the next level.
Track Your Activity Levels
Keeping a journal or using one of those great fitness tracking devices
will help you stay on your game. Just
don’t get obsessed over your results, as this can lead into another issue.
Choose Something Over Nothing
When it comes to fitness, something is always better than
nothing, even if it’s only 10 minutes. By
choosing something over nothing, you're still moving toward your goal and becoming healthier.
Take One Day at a Time
Getting fit doesn’t happen over night and it does take hard
work, so take it one day at a time. If
you miss one day it’s not the end of the world, just start over the next and keep on moving.
Create a Workout Playlist
Music will help you push through those hard workouts and make you feel good and when you feel good, you will start to enjoy working out. Just create a playlist of your favorite songs and get started.
Stop Worrying About The Way You Look
How many times have you heard, “I can’t go to the gym because
I’m not in shape”. This is a terrible
excuse because you are there for one reason only, to get into shape. Remember, you can always workout at home without feeling like you're being judged.
I hope you found these tips useful and you’re going to start
using them now! If you have other tips
that work great for you, please share them in the comments section.