No time for yourself?

The most common excuse for not exercising that we all make, and we hear most often here at Palms, is “No time”. If you broke it down, it could be a lot more than that…

As busy as we may be, we always find time for things like the television, social media or household tasks.

Would you make time for doctor’s appointments? Would you have the time to take medication every day? Well exercising is just as important for your health! If you want to exercise, you’ll make the time…

Here’s a few ways to help you if you’re reading this thinking “this is me”…

Make a Plan! Decide on the best time for you to fit exercising into your daily or even weekly schedule. Once you have your plan, make sure you put it in your phone, computer and calendar. Each time you go to schedule something else you will see this, meaning you are less likely to forget. Plus, when you check what you have planned for each day in the morning you will see your exercise session, keeping you motivated.

Find 5 minutes. Even if your day is full of other commitments, there is always time to make 5 minutes for yourself. It’s okay to start small and work your way up – a five minute walk now can turn into daily 30 minute walk.

Trade TV for exercise. Most people watch TV shows that they aren’t even interested in when they have nothing else to do. Why not turn this thirty minutes into a swim, relax or even a gym session? Try it one time, see if you miss the TV…

Delegate! Can your children hang the washing out? Can your partner cook so you can make it to your favourite GroupXercise class? Or whilst you cleanse and revitalise in our sauna and steam room after work? There’s sure to be someone who can help you out.

Rise & shine! Exercising when you wake up in the morning will ensure you fit it in. Make sure everything is ready the night before and then in the morning, pop into Palms on the way to work. This way you won’t waste any time in your day!

If you have always found that time is an issue but are able to use these tips to help you get started again – click here to let us know how you’re getting on or for any questions.