Having The Time To Workout
Workout takes time! We hear this ALL THE TIME. But, if you were to think of the most common excuse when it comes to working out there’s only one that comes to mind – “I don’t have the time to exercise!”
The good news is that with high intensity interval training, you really don’t need that much time at all. At most you need 2 minutes to warm up and about 15 minutes to train. That’s only about 1 percent of your day. Especially for surfers, 17 minutes should not be a big deal because we surf so much longer when the waves are firing! We are capable of surfing 6 hours in a row; but cant workout for 17 minutes? Really?!
Yet, even with HIIT, people still make excuses that they don’t have the time for it. In this article, you’ll discover 5 ways to find pockets of time for you to get a quick workout into your daily routine.
It may all seem obvious… yet, common sense is not a flower that grows in everyone’s garden. Every now and then we need reminders to get us on track.
The people who make excuses only do these because they know that they are wrong and they are just lazy to get the work done. Nobody should have excuses especially when it only takes 1% of your day! And the people that DO make excuses will stay stuck in their position because they are not taking the action step to do and make a difference in their life and health.
Let’s see how you can find some spare time to exercise really fast throughout the day:
1- Get off social media
This is without a doubt the biggest ‘time waster’ these days. The first thing millions of people around the world do when they wake up in the morning is to check their Facebook accounts with bleary eyes.
They’re hooked on social media and can’t take their eyes of their mobile phone screens. The best thing that you can do is to get off your social media for a while and get the workout done. Pu the phone away- far away so there is no temptation at all and get your workout done. Trust me, you will benefit from it!
You’ll be shocked to find out how much time is frittered away on social media. It’s an addiction that no one is talking about. So, get the workout done first, and when you’re laid out on the floor in a heap of exhaustion, you can pant and scroll through your Facebook or Instagram feed.
Now, you’ve achieved something productive, and you still can have indulge in your social media and have fun while recovering.
Don’t be those people that go to the gym and are doing a back workout on a machine, or on the treadmill while scrolling through their social media accounts. No offense to those people but that is reality of things and working out should be a peaceful thing away from the world, it should be for yourself. Working out is for your health, while social media is for showing off and jealousy (unless you work off of social media like we do).
2- Work out during your lunch break
Got an hour lunch break at work? Train for 15 minutes in your office or cubicle or even right outside the building. A set of burpees, jumping lunges and pushups will not require much space. When you’re done with 15 sets, you’d have completed your workout for the day.
Just remember to bring your workout wear and do check if there are shower facilities at your workplace. So you can do our quick workout and not be disgusting for the rest of the day at work, but instead refreshed and more productive.
3- Delegate tasks
You’ll be amazed at how much time you free up when you delegate tasks. You can either ask your spouse to help you with a few chores or pay someone to do it for you.
Don’t gasp yet. Save it for the workout. Paying a kid on vacation to mow your lawn will only set you back by a few bucks. You could use that time to train.
The same applies to ordering a food delivery service that saves you time from cooking or using a laundry service, etc. You don’t need to free up a lot of time. These workouts are short. So, you won’t be breaking the bank.
And if you don’t mind doing it yourself, make a weekly schedule of when you will do each tasks so you can have a planned time for your workouts!
4- Ads waste your time
Record your TV shows so that you can ‘fast forward’ during the ads. An average hour-long TV show is usually 45 minutes of content and 15 minutes of advertisements. Don’t waste time sitting through the ads.
You save 15 minutes by not watching ads and 15 minutes is all you need for a workout. Isn’t it fantastic how it all fits in so neatly?
Even better! Do your workout during the ads in front of the TV. Or watch something educational while doing your workout, so our mind and body is occupied at the same time.
5- Wake up earlier
The simplest way to get the workout over and done with is to get up 30 minutes earlier. Consume half a glass of a sports drink so that you raise your blood sugar level a little, and then get started on your workout.
15 minutes to train and the remaining 15 minutes to sit under the fan and cool down. You can then go about the rest of your day without constantly worrying about having to work out.
That is the way that we recommend our clients do get the workout done, so that you don’t have to worry about it all day of when you will workout, or if something comes up during the day. Your workout will already be done, and one great benefit to workout early is that you will be so much MORE productive during the day and then will crash when getting home to bed.
A HIIT workout only needs to be done 3 times a week. That’s about 45 minutes in total a week. You can always find time to do it. There is no excuse in finding 15 minutes a day for a better health.
“If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Ryan Blair
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