Dr. Lana Zailaa
Friday, December 10, 2021, 8:00:00 PM UTC
Block off your calendar. Schedule your workouts like you schedule your meetings.
I put my workouts on my calendar and schedule my day around them, respecting them as I respect my meetings and patient appointments.
Master your mindset
Think of working out as something enjoyable! It is not something you have to do; you want to do. It will make you feel happier, more energetic, and more confident.
Wake up earlier.
Start with 15 min. Get up a bit earlier than you usually do and use the extra time to walk on your treadmill or take a brisk walk around the neighborhood. Or follow any 20-30 min exercise workout on YouTube. A jumping rope can do the trick as well.
Be active while watching TV.
Use hand weights, ride a stationary bike or do a stretching routine during your favorite shows.
Workout while dinner cooks.
If you have to go home before working out, the Instant Pot is an excellent answer to the question of what to do for dinner. Throw a bunch of ingredients in, set it for thirty minutes, and do your routine -- by the time you're done, you'll have a delicious and nutritious dinner waiting.
Ask for help!
Perhaps you have your hands complete with work, laundry, kids, community commitments, and all the other things that make up our plate of life. If you are serious about finding time for exercise, ask for help or delegate specific tasks.
Combine exercise and transportation.
In many parts of the world, this is an obvious one. However, sometimes it’s easy to forget that getting from Point A to Point B can be an excellent opportunity to exercise. As long as it’s at least 10 minutes and getting your heart rate up, it’s exercise!
Work out with other people or get a workout buddy.
Find an exercise that you enjoy.
This may seem like a no-brainer, but it's essential to make sure you find an exercise regimen that you'll look forward to doing every morning or every other day.