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Too Busy To Workout?

By Kristin Schlabach

Do you ever get so busy and think you just simply don’t have time to workout? We all enter those especially busy seasons of our lives; it’s inevitable.  It’s important to decide that no matter what season of life you’re in, you will make yourself and your health a priority!

Personally, I’m in a busy season of life right now- trying to juggle wedding planning, helping take care of my two future step-kids whom I adore, work, spending time with family and friends…and I’m still supposed to find time to workout 5-6 times a week like I’m used to?! Working out is my stress reliever, and I feel so much better when I take the time to do it. What I’m learning is that it doesn’t always have to be an hour a day. I’ve started doing some 30- minute specialty classes, and they are so great for busy schedules! In and out in 30 minutes-what more could you ask for?! I’m loving the Hit30 classes-a 30-minute high intensity workout that gets you sweating and burning calories in no time! Even 30 minutes a day gives me more energy and an overall better feeling throughout my day. Don’t let lack of time cause you to give up your workout for the day.

There are also plenty of exercises you can do at home, so don’t let not having a babysitter be your excuse either! Here’s a great full-body circuit that can be done at home if you can’t make it to the gym that day:

  • Tricep dips (use a chair)
  • Burpees
  • Push-ups
  • Skaters
  • Plank walk-ups
  • Dead bugs
  • Sit-ups

Do each exercise for 20 reps, and drop 5 reps each round until you’ve completed 4 rounds! (So a round of 20 reps, 15 reps, 10 reps, and 5 reps.)

When you take care of your body, you will have more energy to put into the people and things in your life. Your health is not an option; it’s a necessity!

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