We all know the drill. Get up early in the morning and dress for work. Make it through the 9 to 5 and try your best to being productive. If you have your own business, then you are in a hectic adventure of running things the best way possible. Now bring the family in and you have your day full. There seems to be no time left for what is also important: you. Yes, maybe you have an active day, or maybe not. What about if your work is sitting on a chair during the whole journey? Not to mention that you are slowly killing yourself, you must make an effort to take some time for you.
People usually ask me how do I fit, into my busy day, some time to stay fit. Now, there is not really a secret recipe or mystery into doing this and the answer can actually be pretty obvious based on what we already know.
Don´t kill yourself
The first thing you need to do is set your priorities straight. For family counseling I remember everyone stressing out the fact that nothing is more important than the quality time you spend with your kids, nothing. So, if you are busting your behind at a job that is killing your time and yourself in the process, then you should reconsider your lifestyle. Is this job really worth it sacrificing so much time you could use for you or your family? Will it still be rewarding if you changed to a job with less demand but less pay but have more time to yourself?
Fit at least an hour into your agenda
Once you have set your priorities straight it is time to fit at least one hour daily for going to the gym or working out at home. I usually take three days of the week to hit the gym and make sure I get to workout, at least lightly, during the other four. Now, I am definitively not trying to become the strongest or fittest man on earth, so I mainly take it easy. You see, among reasons to get fit, there is health, looks, or both. After hearing so many stories of people starting the gym on January as a new year’s resolution and then failing to complete I was determined not to let that happen to me. I have always strived to stay motivated and to keep my goals real.
If you want to keep it even more real, you can also hire a personal training Calgary to drive you through a very convenient fitness plan. If you like high intensive exercise, try a lunch-hour boot camp class.
Stay active even at work
Even if your job demands you to stay on a chair during the whole eight hours, you probably get times for at least a small break and a lunch break (if you don´t, then go back to my first point). Use this time to take a little walk or to perform some physical activity. It does not need to be something too strenuous as you do not want to get back to the office all sweaty. I always try to take a little walk from time to time. If I can take the stairs instead of an elevator, I do that. I almost rejoice if my floor’s bathrooms are full and I have to use other floor’s.
This one goes without saying and has been common knowledge. When I see people at the gym that have been there for years without getting fit, I realize that the highest percent of being fit has to do with what you put into your body. So be caring of what you eat and keep in mind that this is fundamental to get as fit as you wish to be.