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Saturday, January 21, 2012

31 Days of Weight Loss Tips: Day 21 Schedule Your Workouts

Photo by Vic on Flickr
One of the most common complaints that I hear when it comes to working out, is time.

There's never enough time.

But here's the thing -- if you wait until you have time to workout, it'll never happen. We are all busy. We have work, meetings, errands, kids, spouses, chores, and everything in between -- all demanding our time.

It is easy to push working out to the back burner, but once you do that, it's forgotten about. Then you eat something you shouldn't and are reminded about the fact that you've been putting it off. Then the guilt sets in.

But there's a simple answer to this: schedule your workouts -- like you may schedule grocery shopping.

If you have to wake up an hour earlier to make it happen -- do it. Or if you have to go to the gym after dinner and the kids are put to bed -- do it. If you have to make arrangements for a sitter -- do it. Maybe all you can fit in is walking the stairs or walking around the block a few times during your lunch break -- do it.

The key is, each week, take a look at your schedule and add your workout to it. Don't let anything interfere with the time you've allocated for your workout. Once you write it down and make it a priority, the easier it is to stick to it.

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