I am asked a lot on how can I make the time to do a workout multiple times a week. Many people assume that I have a lot of free time. The reality is that I wish I had more time to do more workouts. I do have a lot of career and personal commitments, and it has become harder to workout as I have gotten older. However, I have still found the time to do workouts.
I workout 3-4 times a week. That works out to be 3-5 hours a week, depending on what is happening in my life. How do I make time to do a workout? Here are my 3 secrets to success for working out:
1. Make Working Out a Priority. I have been doing fitness since I was 18 months old, and my parents always had me doing some sort of activity. So fitness has always been something in my life. It allows me to distress, gets me focused, and I know it is something I will always need to do. It is a priority. Everyone has different priorities in their lives. I have seen with many people that no matter their lifestyle, they always find time to do the things that matter to them. If working out becomes a priority, there are so many new fitness facilities, routines and programs out there that are good for anyone who wants to become and stay active.
For example, RossTraining.com has many excellent tips on training and conditioning, and I highly recommend it to anyone. You’ll also see on this site that Ross E provides motivational and life lessons that will enable you to be successful in and out of the gym.
2. Plan Out A Schedule. No matter who you are, you need to plan out a schedule. This is not only for working out; It’s also for your life as well. I take about an hour or so a week to see what is going on in my life. It keeps everything in check, and gives you a map to follow. Things are going to come out of nowhere, and sometimes you may not have as much time to train like you want. If you have some sort of schedule you have mapped out, you can find a quick workout you can do.
If I am pressed for time, I will do 1 set of 30 push-ups, 30 sit-ups and 30 squats. It’s not a 60 minute workout, but it is doing something vs. nothing at all.
3. Do Physical Activities That You’re Passionate About. Many people when they workout choose activities and programs that they’re not passionate about. They right away set themselves up for failure and their chances of not working out is very high. I have seen this happen way too many times over the years, and it’s unfortunate. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, make sure that you are doing workouts that you’re passionate about. This will be of great benefit to you, and will help you keep on track to staying active.
There are 47+ sports and fitness activities that you can choose from such as running, yoga, martial arts, yoga, biking, pole dancing and others that you can choose from. Refer to the link below for more information: All 47 Sports and Fitness Activities Ranked
There are 168 hours in a week. During that time frame, many of us have to work, eat, sleep, travel, school, family commitments, and other things to attend to. To fit in other things such as a workout is not always easy to do. I am not here to tell anyone on how they should use their time in their lives. How anyone uses time is their business. To fit in the time to do workouts is achievable. Working out doesn’t have to take up 20 hours of your week.
At first, you’ll find that making the time to work out will be a challenge. As in life, when starting anything new you will experience some minor setbacks and get frustrated. Don’t give up. Give yourself some time, stay the path, and you’ll be good.
Remember also that working out doesn’t have to be chore. Have fun with it!
The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves. – Robert Burton