Everyone has the same 24 hours in each day. Amazingly, people who never have time to work out find time to eat, watch television, socialize, etc. You can spend just a few hours a week for your health, but the key is to schedule your workout time as if it is any other important appointment that cannot be canceled or skipped. It is, in fact, one of the most important appointments you can schedule for yourself. Many people have work and family obligations and neglect their health by not exercising. When you schedule your workout, don’t answer the phone, schedule something new, take on an additional commitment, etc. Research has shown that if you do not make working out one of the top four priorities in your day, you will not get it done.
Many people who have tight schedules find it easiest to get up earlier each day. Even just one-half hour can work. This will give you time to schedule partial workouts each day. Use three days for cardio training and three days for resistance training and you still have one day to sleep in. When you first begin working out in the morning it may feel difficult to get up earlier and you may be more tired than usual. This will subside in a few weeks and you will actually feel more energized. Realize that making time for your workout is not a luxury, but an important part of your health regime. Take a close look at your daily schedule and find a way to make your workout as important and as habitual as brushing your teeth or taking a shower. It is certainly just as important.