Do a self-assessment of how you spend your time each day. Be honest with yourself. Find 30 minutes to get your body moving instead of sitting scrolling. I’ll be the first to admit I’m guilty of playing on my phone when I could be doing cardio instead.

2. Make it part of your daily routine – the same way you make time to eat, shower and go to work. When it’s part of something you do regularly, it tends to feel bad when you don’t. The hardest part of all this is getting started. However, once you get that momentum, not only will you feel better physically, but it could also improve your mood! And who doesn’t want to feel good every day?

3. Plan it. Plan it. Get organized. The more you do it yourself, the easier it will be for you to join. It is an important meeting with yourself because you must take care of yourself! If someone asks you to do something when you scheduled your workouts, you can ask them to join you or meet you another time.

When you plan the workouts you will do on certain days of the week, your vision is much clearer as to what exactly you need to do. When you know what needs to be done, it makes you more accountable.

Being organized will save you too! Before you go to bed at night, pack your gym bag with everything you’ll need for the next day: gym clothes, towel, gym gear, protein shake, and whatever else you’ll use to conquer your workout. When you do this, you don’t have to think about it in the morning. You can just grab your bag and throw it in the car. Everything is there for you. Nothing is missing. And, you don’t have to fumble before the cafe starts trying to figure out what to bring with you.

4. Make it convenient and close to you. Whatever type of activity you do, let it be as close to you as possible. Convenience equals time savings. And that can go a long way to making it fit comfortably into your day. Choose a gym near you. If the gym isn’t your thing, start a home fitness center or join a local group near your home or work.

The easier it is to access your workouts, the better for you. If you have to travel across town or to a remote location, the challenge of getting there with enough time to practice could blow your mind completely.

5. Log out of your devices and social networks. Getting away from your electronic devices to spend time exercising will do wonders for you both mentally and physically. You will also be amazed at how much time is wasted browsing the different platforms. This is time that you could use to make sure you reach your goals. It’s extremely satisfying to achieve (and exceed) something you set out to do – especially when you’ve worked to make it work for you!

Whatever options you implement, use them regularly so that it becomes a habit you won’t even have to think about. You just did it! The best thing you can do for yourself and those around you is to take care of yourself. You’re worth it. You deserve it. And, I know you can do it.

Karma’s Korner Fitness & Nutrition
Work hard. Enjoy. Get results.

Karma Schopp – Certified Personal Trainer
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