Finding time to workout

We all have 24 hours in a day.  That’s a fact.

So how can some people fit so much in and others can barely fit anything in?


It all comes down to time management, and if it’s important to us or not.

Here are 3 tips that will help you find the time to exercise.

.1. Schedule your workouts

I put in my diary when I’m working out and what I’m what workout I’m doing (whether running, yoga, or weights). I do this because the type of workout I do will depend on how much time I need to put aside for it.

I block in the time, just like a meeting or an appointment. You wouldn’t miss a meeting or an appointment would you? Working out is just as important as any meeting or appointment, which is why I put it in my diary/calendar, and treat it like I can’t miss it.

Remember finding time to exercise is a priority worth keeping.

.2. Find something that you enjoy


This is a given.  If you like something, and you are having fun then you will want to keep doing it.  If you hate it the likelihood of you coming back to it is Buckley’s and none.

I run because I enjoy it, and I find it fun.

Bike riding on the other hand, yeah no interest.  Yes, I own I bike, and go for a few leisurely rides, but the thought of riding 250 km on the road is.  Yeah, that’s my idea of boring.

.3. Hit Play

If you are a parent with young kids, you may find that you can’t leave the house.

There is nothing wrong with hitting play and working out at home.

There is a tonne of home workout videos and programs that you can do from home, that use little to no equipment.

I started off with Turbofire.  It was fun, and it made me want to work out.  Sure I had to work out early in the morning before the kids rose, but it was worth it.

.Bonus. Play with your kids

Miles loves his boomerang. We will go to the oval, and throw it and then chase each other to get it.

Kayla loves going to the skate park.  Sometimes we run up and down the half pipe.

Hearing them laugh and have fun is just wonderful.

Other times we will go for a bushwalk.  The kids get to explore the trees and rocks and just be out in nature.

And the bonus I get to work out and spend quality time with them while they are having fun.

What do you do to make the time to work out?

4 thoughts on “Finding time to workout”

  1. I agree with all your tips in this post, great ones! Whenever I get in a conversation with someone who doesn’t workout and they say, they get bored with it, or don’t enjoy it. I ask them, what did you enjoy doing when you were kids, because whatever they had fun playing then, is likely something they will still enjoy as an adult:)
    It wasn’t until I started competing against my sisters each week on the fitbit, that I realized how much extra time I was able to find in my day to give it the “little extra” anyone can find time, if they really want to:) I guess it goes the same if they don’t, they won’t find it either:(

    1. I gave up swimming (even though I was good at it) as a kid, cause I just didn’t enjoy it. I felt like I was pressured to do it, which is why I gave it up.
      I still enjoy swimming now, but of course on my terms.
      If people have time for social media, they have time to exercise. No excuses really.

  2. Early mornings work best for me. That is my usual run or strength training time, before the little one wakes up! Making a “home gym” in our basement has been one of the best things because I don’t have to leave the house to go to the gym (and get a sitter).

    Playing with my son outside is great exercise! In the summer, I love to take him to the park in the jogging stroller – run there, run back.

    Great tips and, it’s true, we all have that same 24 hours! The quote you shared is key >> If it’s important to you, you make time for it!
    Amy @

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