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How to Fit Working Out into Your Schedule
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Gloria
Student Contributor
Posted January 23, 2020
Mindset
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Making a commitment, of any kind, takes the right mindset. Committing to fit the gym into your schedule is the same thing. Make it a priority and do your best to avoid excuses. If you have the mindset to get something done, it will get done. If you need help getting in that mindset, talk to a friend that works out a lot, read some books or articles about working out, or watch some workout videos. Mindsets can often be contagious, so surround yourselves with positive ones.
Make time
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There are a lot of activities in your day-to-day that take up more time than you think; scrolling through social media, watching just one more episode of your favorite show, or laying down for a “few minutes” to name a few. What if you took all that time and clumped it together, and rather used it for a 30 minute jog, 20 sit-ups in the morning, or a visit to the gym. What you do as your work out and how much time you allocate to it doesn’t matter as long as you’re making the effort to get out there and do your best!
Take care of yourself
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Fitting your work out in is very important, but not more important than other things that keep you healthy. Sometimes life gets in the way and all you want to do is get some sleep. Skipping a day or two is okay! Other ways to strive towards those healthy choices is eating healthy, drinking a lot of water, and getting enough sleep. Even though a workout may not happen every day, what you eat is a decision you make a few times a day. Try eating an extra serving of vegetables instead of a side of bread or dessert. These don’t have to be big adjustments, small things can make a big difference.
Don’t limit yourself
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Working out doesn’t have to mean going to the gym and doing the same routine again and again. The ways you can work out are endless. Changing it up will make you more excited to get out there and be active. Take a walk, do some exercises in your room in front of the TV, go swimming, or anything else that gets you moving. Being active can be social too. Catch up with a friend on a walk or a bike ride. It can also turn into a hobby if you’re working towards a certain goal, whether it’s a fast running time, swimming time, or practicing a sport. At the end of the day, working out and being active can become anything you make of it!
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