How to Work Out on a Tight Schedule

Updated: Dec 30, 2021

The words “I’m busy” have become somewhat of a mantra these days, and we know it can be pretty hard to find the time to work out. Our WRKT community is no exception. We are comprised of moms, college students, full-time employees, and more! But today it's time to take some time for yourself, "treat yo self", and put your health at the top of the priority list.

Plus, working out is proven to reduce stress and lower blood pressure. If we are all going to keep operating on such tight time, high stress lifestyle, we have to prioritize keeping ourselves healthy. Keep on reading and you’ll learn our best tips for finding the time to work on that tight schedule of yours.

**The following tips were given to us by one of our ambassadors, Lindsay Joyner. Lindsay has a long list of weekly to dos but what stays a priority is her work out sessions. She is complete proof that you can have a full time job, be on several committees, have a completely unpredictable schedule, but still make it to several work out sessions a week.

Her first tip is to schedule your work outs just like you would schedule meetings, calls, or work sessions. It is helpful to do this on a Sunday – that way you can view the class schedule for the upcoming week and make sure you are in all the classes you’d like to be in. Then your week is set, all that is left for you to do is show up!

Pro tip: She recommends mornings because you are less likely to have something just pop up early in the day versus the afternoon. Read more about this in the third tip!

The second tip she gives is to (politely) set boundaries and expectations with people you live with (family or roommates) or work with around your exercise times. Don’t waiver on your schedule once you have set it-remind yourself that your work out sessions are just as much a part of your day as anything else. Also, boundaries are a healthy piece to relationships! If you take your work outs seriously, other people will start to as well.

Next, it’s always a good idea to get your work outs in in the morning. We all know how things can tend to creep up in the afternoon! Besides, a work out is a great way to get moving and start your day. Just make sure you are going to bed at a reasonable hour (another pro tip), so you are able to get up and have the energy you need. Even if you plan to work out later in the day, going to bed earlier ensures that you will still have that energy by the time you really need it.

Finally, remind yourself that you will be happier if you work out – no one leaves a work out in a worse mood!

Thanks for taking the time to read along! We hope this helps you guys!

Also a big thanks to Lindsay for the pieces of advice.

See you soon!

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