Yes for real, you have no time to work out…do it in four easy steps! I know we don’t have time to work out. I’ve told myself that, my kids tell me that, my girlfriends tell me that. You know who has time to work out, my very single sister. But I digress, the point is that I was not a big work out chick before kids, but something happened during my 30s when I realized that my babies were quickly growing up, and I was running out of breath. I was not getting any younger, so I said to myself, I have to work out.
First, because of the well known health benefits, God knows I need the energy, but most importantly, I wanted to set a good example for my kids. This last one being the most important reason – you see my daughter is almost 10 years old and I’m not happy with the female role models that the mainstream media throws at her, so slowly I have been introducing her to strong female role models like Serena Williams, Ronda Rousey, the USA Women’s Soccer team, to name a few. These are physically strong females and successful in their careers.
So now that I gave you my reasons for finding time to work out, you need to come up with your own reasons. But no matter your reasons, if you have no time work out, you can do it in these four easy steps:
#1 – Pick a type of activity you will actually enjoy
Don’t make the mistake to start a program you don’t enjoy because you will fail, it has happened to me. If you like walking, take a walk; if you like cycling, go ride your bike; if you prefer to work out with a DVD at home do that – there are so many options nowadays; you can check them out for free at the library, you can buy them or you can just go to YouTube and search for any type of exercise or aerobic activity that you want, and I promise you will find something.
#2- Do it in the morning
I know many of you can’t, I can’t either but I’m slowly doing it and getting better at it every week. I started waking up just 15 minutes earlier and doing just 10 minutes of exercise, and now I’m up to 20 minutes, four times a week. It’s possible, but freaking hard. I recommend morning because, you do it and get it out of the way. And in my case I feel accomplished and full of energy.
#3 – Pick at least 3 times a week
Start with at least 3 times a week to really get used to the habit. Even if it is just 10 minutes of walking or a ten minute workout you can do at home. Start small, baby steps but stick with it and you will see results.
#4 – Change it up every 2 to 3 months
After doing something for two or three months, change it up. I know what I’m telling you. I got bored really quickly even after sticking to the morning and doing it 3 times a week. I like doing weights, so I change my routine every 3 months because I really get bored and then I don’t stay motivated.
Try these soon, put them in your agenda and I promise you, you’ll be in a better place in a couple of weeks. Remember, I’m still working at it just like you, and just like every other mommy in the world.