For some people, the 24 hours in a day is still not enough to fit in a workout schedule. Between struggling to balance a full career with family life and possibly studies, it may seem like there is hardly any time left to exercise regularly.

However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to give up on your desire to lose those extra pounds, build up your muscles, or tone up your body. All you have to do is find creative ways of fitting practical exercises into your daily schedule.

To help you achieve this goal, here are “Five “Rulon Rules” for Crazy Busy People” for exercising when life gets too full!

1.  Choose Efficient Workouts

To get the most out of your busy schedule, go for efficient workouts that burn more fat in less time while keeping your metabolism high for hours after exercising. Bodyweight exercises, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and kettlebell training are just some of the many efficient exercise options available to you that can be used to burn fat, build up your muscles, improve your cardiovascular fitness and much more in very little time. Check out my friend and coach at SoulFit, Jason Padilla in San Antonio!

2. Focus On What You Like

Making your workout fun by choosing activities that you like is a great way to stay committed to exercise during busy times. If you’re doing something you enjoy, you’ll want to exercise and will, therefore, take the time to work out, regardless of how busy you are. If you choose exercises that you don’t enjoy, the opposite will happen, and you’ll find yourself always making excuses to avoid working out.

3. Make Exercise A Family Activity

Is family one of the things keeping you too busy to work out? If so, turn the time you spend with your family into family workout time. Cycling, hiking, and jogging are just some of the many fun outdoor activities you can enjoy with your family and will help you stay fit while spending quality time with your loved ones.

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4. Workout In The Morning

If you cannot find the time to exercise during the day or in the evening when you get home from work, make exercising your number one priority by becoming an early riser. You’ll have enough time to engage in a productive workout session if you wake up a few hours before you have to leave for work. Doing exercises first thing in the morning will also help you stay consistent because it’s the first thing you do before any other tasks or obligations come your way.

If you do start exercising in the morning, make sure you don’t sacrifice your sleep. You still need to be getting at least six hours of quality sleep every night to workout effectively. Sleeping for less than this will have a detrimental effect on your workout performance and results.

5. Exercise During Your Lunch Break

Instead of spending your entire lunch break sitting at your desk, take that opportunity to sneak in a workout. A one-hour lunch break offers you plenty of time to go for a walk or hit the gym for a fast-paced 30-minute workout followed by a shower and nutritious meal. Not only does a lunchtime workout allow you to fit exercise into your busy routine, but it also has a rejuvenating effect and makes you much more productive for the rest of the day.

No matter how full your life is,  you can always find time to implement one of the suggestions in this article and add exercise to your routine. No excuses! You need this for YOU!

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AUTHOR: Jen Rulon

I’m Jen Rulon, A Triathlon Coach And A Public Speaker. I’ve been coaching USA Triathlon Level 1 for 16+ years and I’ve received my Masters in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. I train triathletes to reach their potential and coach triathlete coaches to successfully grow their businesses using my own proven methods. My knowledge has been featured in Triathlete Magazine, Runners World, on the TEDx Stage, the Health and Wellness Expo in San Antonio, TX, Men’s Journal Online, and the New York Times. I also practice what I preach — I’m a 14x Ironman Triathlete who participated in the World Championship in Kona, Hawaii on October 14, 2017.

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