Work Out Tips
6 Ways to Find the Time to Work
By Monica Ciociola
From the Million Dollar Body Club - Join Today and Workout to
The perceived lack
of time is one of the main reasons people give for not exercising regularly.
Even those of you who have discovered the wonders of in-home fitness still find
it difficult to juggle work, family, and fitness. We hear you asking for help,
so here are six smart ways to find more time for your workout. This way you can
keep those New Year's resolutions all year long.
- Shop online.
Now that you can basically order anything and everything
over the Internet and have it delivered, consider doing some of your errands
and shopping this way. Most major retailers have online stores, and provide
shipping options. So there's no need to go to the mall or the post
- Farm out some
chores. Try dropping off your laundry for fluff 'n'
foldespecially if you've already been spending money at the laundromat.
You'll find that it doesn't cost that much more. Also, check out your local
maid service. For a little extra money, you can save a couple of hours cleaning
your home, not to mention the dozens of hours of procrastinating!
- Wake up 30 minutes
earlier. Work out before heading to the office. A little
trick for waking up faster is to touch your toes as soon as you open your eyes,
bringing blood to your head so you feel alert more quickly. After your workout,
you'll be more energized for the day ahead and hardly notice the lost sleep.
Working out in the morning as opposed to midday or at night also saves you the
double cost of showering, getting dressed, and making yourself
- Prepare meals in
advance. Try to get most of your meal preparation for the
week done over the weekend. That means washing all your lettuce, veggies,
herbs, fish, and poultry up front, and stocking complete salads-in-a-bag to
take to work. You can also prepare individual slices of poultry and fish and a
variety of veggies for dinner. Also make vats of soup, pasta, and brown rice
that you'll be able to microwave throughout the week. Filling up on healthy
meals and having
low-fat, good-for-you snacks readily available at work will reduce the
temptation to sample the goodies from the office vending machine.
your DVDs with you. If you're traveling, make sure you
pack your favorite fitness DVDs along with your laptop so you can work out
wherever you are, whether it's at your in-laws, your friend's house, or in a
- Pop in a 20-minute
workout. Beachbody makes some superfast and effective
10-to-20-minute workouts for when you're seriously short on time. Try the Turbo
Jam® 20 Minute Workout for an excellent calorie-blasting
session, any of the Fast 10® workouts for excellent
muscle-toning and fat-burning results in as little as 10 minutes, and the Great
Body Guaranteed!TM collection to focus on specific trouble areas in
even less than 10 minutes. It's only about 10 to 20 minutes, but the rewards
stretch far beyond that to stronger bones and muscles, a sharper mind, and a
lower risk of cancer and diabetes. And remember, working out reduces stress.
You'll enjoy your free time much more if you're healthy and energized.