Here’s the thing about reaching your fitness goal:
It takes time. Not just in weeks, months or even years – but in time that could have been spent with the kids, on the beach, reading, studying or working on a struggling business.
So how do you decide if that hour is better spent flipping tyres and doing push ups or better spent teaching the kids how to cycle? The honest truth about how we spend our time is this:
We tell ourselves that we can’t find time for a workout because we are busy with family or work but really – it’s about finding the 20 minutes WHEN you can… and finding a workout that suits your time/space and money constraints.
If you really want to find the time to work out :
1. Analyse your day. There is no point trying to workout at 5 pm on a sunday evening if you KNOW for a fact that work ends at 6 on a sunday. If you consistently can’t make it on a certain day at a certain time – may be you should look at moving the slot.
2. Dont pick a gym or activity that is too far away – If you live in Sharjah, there is no point getting a membership in a gym in Jebel ali. You won’t go. So, make it easy for yourself to GO. Not NOT GO.
3. Have a back up workout: A thing you can do for 20 minutes. Even if its 5 am or 11 pm or between the kids sleeping and the spouse needing you. Or even between tv shows. If you have that 20 minute go-to, you ll have less drop outs.
Happy getting healthy.
– Malavika and Sid