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Make Time for Fitness

Make fitness a priority. It not only makes you look better, but also feel better.

Fitness trainers could probably write their ownlittle book, “Why I Cannot Make it to the Exercise Class”, because of the amount of excuses we hear from people who wish to do exercise, or are “wannabe” exercisers. I have yet to meet a person who does not say “I aspire to have better shape, or improvemy fitness levels”, followed by, “But, I don’thave the time.”
Here are a few of suggestions that will ensure that exercise becomes a part of your life starting today, provided you are “game”to the idea.
Get to the bottom of it. Is it really that you don’thave time to exercise, oris it just an excuse? Or, do you just need to get a little more organised so you can fit it into yourschedule? Many of our time management problems can be solved if we simply try to wakeup 15 minutes earlier than we normally do. Tryit; it may work.

Ask yourself if you currently feel the need to exercise. Are you planning on exercising because your wife/husband thinks youshould? Or, is it because you feel that you should be getting more exercise? Start with a fitness regime when youfeel the need, and when you really feel that you should, not when someone else thinks so, or you will keep making excuses to avoid it.
Short work-outs worktoo. When thinking about an exercise routine, most people think they need to dedicate several hours ina day to the gym in order to get fit. However, quite the opposite is true. You can power-walk for 20 minutes as a cardio work-out. A gym work-out for 20 minutes5-6 times a week also gives good results. Options for gym work-out include splitting it into upper body and lower body exercises on separate days.
Combine exercise with something you do make time for. Admit it, you never find time to exercise becauseyou simply do not enjoy doing it, or have not yet found a way to enjoy it.
Otherwise, how is it that you have the time to talk to your friends onthe phone, or even go out with them 2-3 timesa week for several hours? If you like watching a particular sitcom which spans over30 minutes or more, or even if you are watchinga movie on DVD, just shift your treadmill or stationary bike to the room with TV and makeit a point to combine your dull cardio routine with your movie, or TV show, and you will be both entertained and fit!
When committing time to exercise choose a “good time.” Don’t start your exercise routine on the wrong note by choosing a time when you know you will not be able to make it. If you are a lateriser, choosing a 6 am exercise schedule guarantees that you will not be in attendance most of the time. So, be realistic.
Concentrate on what you can do. Don’t get caught in the trap of “how much exercise is ideal.” Instead, stick to how much you can do. If it is just 20-30 minutes you have daily, it is better than doing no exercise at all!


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