Training tip: fitting things in


Today’s tip: build your training into your existing schedule. Let me explain.

Using limited time available wisely is something that I learned when I was completing my masters degree. I had a lot of work to do and not much time spare to do it in, over and on top of what I already did. On that occasion, I used train journeys as reading time, took a book with me everywhere, and each time I had ten minutes to spare I was reading that book.

I have always tried my best to not let training impact on other areas of life. I have had varying degrees of success! More so than ever after my mum died, have this as a focus, because life is short, and you only get one.

Although my other half doesn’t mind at all, each time I go out to do some type of exercise I feel guilty. I have now got the perfect solution, well in part at least. At the moment we are a one car family. I have to get up at 5:30am to take him to work. At first I wasn’t best amused by this thought, But now I see it as an opportunity. Each morning at 6am I have some type of training planned. I have no choice but to get up, I have an hour and a half spare, I might as well do something constructive with the time. This new structure to my day has got me back to the gym for strength training, the first since I arrived here in New Zealand in April.

Your turn

Look at your daily schedule. Where do you have time spare? You need as little as 15 – 30 minutes to fit in some exercise. Don’t see the schedule as your restriction, see it as your opportunity. Use the time you have,use it better, use it well.

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