Make a Schedule and Stick to It - As Best as Possible
Let’s face it, you’re not a free-spirited college student anymore. You have a job, kids, and other obligations. If you want to get or stay in shape, you’ve got to make exercise a priority. The best way to do this? By working it into your schedule. Jotting down a specific time each day to work out helps keep you motivated, even if you don’t manage to fit your sweat sesh in at the exact scheduled time.
Just remember, don’t stress out if something comes up and you miss a session once in a while. Life happens. Simply pick your routine back up the next day.
Implement Activity In Your Daily Life
Opting for the stairs instead of the elevator is just one of the ways you can get some exercise in your normal, everyday life. Taking small steps toward fitness in this way may not seem like much, but it actually makes an impact on your overall health. It also keeps you from feeling too guilty on those days you simply can’t fit in an hour-long workout session.
Get Your Kids Involved
In the midst of all the sports, algebra, sleepovers, and pep rallies, it’s important to spend quality time with your kids. These are the years that influence the rest of their lives, so be a part of them. Make exercising together fun – go for a hike, go rollerblading, throw the football around, or anything else your kids might be interested in.
Find Something You Enjoy
If you don’t enjoy working out, you won’t be motivated to fit it into your busy schedule during the school year. If you enjoy running, for example, wake up half an hour earlier in the morning to get in a quick run around your neighborhood. If group fitness is more your thing, check out some classes at a local gym. There are even classes that let you dance to burn calories, if that’s your thing.
Don’t let back-to-school madness keep you from making fitness a priority. When you’re ready to take charge of your health, check out the Downtown Athletic Club. We offer several group classes at varying times to fit into your busy schedule. Reach out to us today!