“I don’t have time to go to the gym” is something you hear your friends, family, and co-workers say. The problem isn’t that you don’t have time, it is because you don’t want to make the time.
Maybe you have to travel for work and you don’t have one gym that you can frequent? Whether you live a super-busy schedule or you don’t know how to manage your time, we’re going to go over five easy tips to help you get a workout in.
Build A Home Gym
Listen up before you start screaming “I don’t have the money or space!” Building a home gym doesn’t mean that you have to have your power racks, every type of bench, and a leg press machine.
When building a home gym, take your goals into consideration and build to complement them. Can you only get to the gym once or twice per week? Build a home gym that will allow you to do quality core work and some light arm and shoulder work. That way you only need a swiss ball, maybe a kettlebell or medicine ball, and a few random dumbbells you can find on craigslist.
You’ll have equipment that directly will impact your physique, you’ll be able to get your training in, and you won’t have any excuses not to train.
Okay, maybe you have to travel for a few weeks due to work, and you really don’t want to stop exercising. Instead of just calling it quits, improvise. Were you already tired of your workout? Are you just going through the motions so you can make yourself feel like you’re working out?
If so, let’s come up with a way to improvise and with what you may have. Maybe you’re in town for a conference and a couple of meetings, your hotel has a few pieces of equipment and maybe a fancy Bowflex. Try using the equipment as it was intended, but go for all out sets – and make it like circuit training.
Why not take those little neoprene dumbbells and start shadow boxing? While it takes consistency to see results in a program, going to a box gym to do your bro curls and half-benches is not the only way to be fit and have a decent looking body.
Come up with some fun ideas and actually enjoy the journey of getting fit. It’s kind of like driving a Ferrari and never lighting up the tires… you have to have fun sometimes.
Next time you walk into your hotel’s “fitness center” you better find some challenge you can do and have some fun.
Bring a Cooler Bag
The old saying “preparation is key” holds very true. In fitness, meal prep sounds like something bodybuilders who are about to walk on a stage would do, right? The reality is that if all of us prepared our meals in advance and then carried them in a cooler bag, you would have a lot more control over what you eat.
This cooler bag is actually mine, and I love it. You can keep drinks cool, the food whatever temperature you want, and it doesn’t look half bad. Check out similar cooler bags on Amazon.
If you struggle with eating right at work or while you are out doing errands, take the time to prepare your meals in advance and use one of these bags. It will save you the guesswork, it will keep you from not having any food ready to eat, and you can actually stick to a healthy diet.
Quit Wasting Time
Next time you say you just sat on the toilet for 30 minutes looking at memes or send an invite to play some stupid facebook game, don’t you dare complain about not having time for the gym.
An extra 30 minutes can be had if you shave a few minutes off of your chores and not sat on the toilet for 20 minutes looking at memes. You find me a person who complains about not having time to workout, and I’ll show you someone wasting time.
Making time to workout is something that you need to start doing if you want to reach your goals.
Find A Gym You Can Go To Anywhere
Finding a gym like Anytime Fitness that has franchises everywhere can be a blessing if you travel for work. Sign up at your home gym and enjoy nationwide training, how easy is that? Sure, you may have to drive 20 minutes out of the way, but it’s better than not training at all.
Wrapping It Up
Here are five different tips that you can use to get the most out of your training whether you have a time crunch or traveling. Giving yourself options and preparing everything you can when you do have time is important.
You’re going to have to start being critical how you spend your time each day and assess if what you are doing is really helping you achieve your goals. We’re not saying to stop them, but shaving 3 minutes off of 10 things per day is enough to get a workout in.