If you’re a busy mother and trying to find the time to exercise, it can be a challenge. The key is to make sure that your fitness plan fits into your schedule while still being effective. Here are 5 tips on how to create a fitness plan on a busy schedule:
- Start slow. Start with a few minutes of exercise and work up to a full workout. If you’re just beginning your fitness journey, it’s important that you start small so that you don’t get discouraged or injured earlier than necessary.
- Find something enjoyable. Find an activity that appeals to your interests or lifestyle in order to stay engaged over time—this will help motivate you and make sticking with your routine easier!
- Set small goals for yourself so that reaching them feels gratifying, then build on those successes as time goes on. For instance, if getting into shape is one of those long-term goals, break it down into manageable chunks like “I’ll go running twice this week” or “I’ll do 30 push ups every morning before work.” This way when each goal gets accomplished there’s another one waiting for them!
Plan your workouts
Your plans do not have to be complicated, but you should make sure your workout schedule is specific and detailed. You can start by thinking about what type of exercise you would like to pursue. Is it a team sport? An individual one? What are your goals? How much time will you have available each week?
These are all important questions that should be considered when planning a fitness plan on the go. By having an idea of how much time and effort you want to put into exercising, it’ll be easier for you to create a plan that fits into your daily routine or weekly activities. You can then keep track of how often and how well this type of exercise works for your body by tracking things like heart rate or mile pace during exercise sessions so that if there are any changes needed later on down the road they won’t come as such surprises!
Stick to the plan
Sticking to your plan, no matter how busy you are or how many things you have going on in your life, is the most important part of making fitness work.
You can have all the best intentions in the world and be determined to stick with it but if you don’t actually get out there and do it then all that effort will go down the drain.
There are some things you can do to make sticking to a workout plan easier:
- set yourself up for success by planning ahead as much as possible. For example, if running is an easy way for you to fit fitness into your day, then set aside time each morning before work (or after getting home from work). Then when it comes time to run just put on your shoes and go! If yoga is what works best for your body type and schedule, then block off 30 minutes every other day at home before dinner so that once again it’s just one simple step away from being done (and feeling better).
- find ways to make exercising fun – whether that means listening to music while working out or finding a partner or friend who enjoys exercise too so that even though working out may not seem like fun at first because there won’t be any distractions like TV shows or social media apps tempting you away from doing what needs done (which would probably just lead back into temptation)…that extra bit of accountability could mean more than anything else when trying not only maintain but improve upon current fitness levels!
When you’re busy, it’s easy to lose sight of what really matters. This is especially true when it comes to things that are meandering at best and completely useless at worst. Sleep is one of those things.
When you’re running on a tight schedule, sleep can easily get pushed aside for other tasks. But getting enough rest isn’t just about making sure you have the energy needed to complete your daily tasks—it’s also integral in helping with weight loss and maintaining a healthy lifestyle overall.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults ages 18–64 get seven to nine hours of sleep per night for optimal health, but some studies suggest even more may be beneficial: A 2010 study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine suggests there may be an association between short-term memory loss and sleep deprivation among older adults aged 60 years or older (and yes—that includes pregnant women).
Rely on friends and family
Having a support system is one of the most important parts of fitness, especially when you’re a busy mom. Your friends and family can help you stay motivated, accountable, and on track.
You don’t have to go it alone! You don’t have to be a professional trainer or coach or even start your own business as a personal trainer (although if you do want to do that, I’m sure we’d love it). Just remember that there are other moms out there who are like you—they want better for themselves but may not know how to get started. If you’re willing to offer help in exchange for being helped yourself (or vice versa), then everyone wins!
Here are just some examples of how friends can support each other:
- Share recipes they’ve tried out successfully in order to encourage each other’s health goals.
- Encourage each other with words of comfort; knowing someone is behind them will help keep them going when they need encouragement most.
Simple Tips to Create a Fitness Routine for Busy People
And there you have it—five steps for creating a fitness plan for busy mums. When you get in the habit of working out, chances are good you’ll like what you see. You’ll feel better physically, but also mentally, knowing that you have accomplished something you set out to do and improved your own life along the way.
If you’re struggling to find time for fitness, remember this: it’s about making the time. The only thing that holds us back from being fit is ourselves. If you have a demanding schedule with lots of commitments and obligations, finding some time to exercise can seem like an impossible feat. But there are ways around it—you just have to be creative!
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