Being a hard-working professional or a parent means that most of your time is either taken up commuting, doing drop off’s, being in the work place or just general odds and sods.
This can be difficult to get your daily workout in, which is why so many professionals and parents are slowly getting out of shape and seeing their waistlines expand each year.
It can be hard but it is possible, I have two young children and work long hours but by following some of these below help me to get the best of both worlds.
Don’t fall into the mould, this doesn’t need to be you!
Be busy and be fit.
- Train first thing
Get up that little earlier and get that session in before at one else is up or on the way to the office. Dont leave it until the end of the day when you’re tired or other arrangements arise.
- Make the commute your workout.
Run/walk/bike to the office or with your children to school.
Live too far away then park a little further away or get off the tube a few stops before, every little helps and is more than you currently do.
- Stop using excuses!
This is a big one, its time to be selfish… book out a time every day and train at this time no matter what. Creating the habit is a massive bonus and will give you more chance for success.
- Every little helps
Stuck for time? Only have 20 minutes then maximise the time 20 minutes will give you more benefit than nothing.
- Home or office workout.
Children asleep/or just around the office its amazing what you can do in 10 minutes, do squats, lunges, press ups there are plenty of workouts online or better still ask me and I will give you a workout.
It’s amazing how many extra calories you can burn with a few of these per day.
- Take the harder route.
Stop going up in the elevator in the office or out shopping use the stairs.
Got 10 minutes? See how may times you can get up and down a flight.
Aim for at least 10000 steps per day, buy a tracker or download one and hit this as a minimum.
Taking a phone call then walk while chatting.
- Set goals
People with goals have a higher chance of success, give yourself a target and then aim to hit it once complete add another and go again.
Those who fail to plan… plan to fail.
If you are inactive for an hour get up and have a walk around try to reverse the damage that constant sitting does to the body.
You will feel a whole lot better in 2 weeks if you started this yesterday.
Get moving, feel and look better.
I help people in this situation every day and simple changes like these can make a massive difference, Do you want to take a further step and download my 9 steps to getting lean with a free 2 week training program then click here