How to Incorporate Exercise into your Busy Lifestyle*

Finding a way to exercise can be a struggle. It often feels that from the moment we wake up, to the moment we lay down at night, we've been at a speed of constant without getting the chance to stop and even catch our breath.  Think about how much you truly do cram into your day-to-day.  There's work, social, obligations, errands, family, friends...and the list goes on and on. The one thing missing from that list? Exercise. We'll often find ways to keep all of our obligations except the one regarding exercising. Why is that? Is it because we truly don't want to exercise or do we feel that out of all things that we have going on every day, it's the one item that just continuously be pushed back? That answer will more than likely vary from person to person, but the truth of the matter is that exercise is important for so many reasons. It helps to keep you and your body healthy, it helps you maintain a healthy weight, it's a natural way to help relieve stress, and it's good for your mind, body, and soul.  

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*This post is a result of a collaboration with Misfit Wearables and Statusphere. I received this smartwatch for free in exchange for an honest review.

Think about the last time that you actually worked out. How did you feel after you were finished? Proud? You should be. Pumped?  Absolutely, you had a ton of adrenaline running through your body. Those are the feelings to remember to help motivate you to keep working out. It's time to stop finding reasons to not exercise, and start finding ways to make it happen! Keep reading for some tips below.

  • Set a schedule.  Give yourself an agenda of what you are going to do each and every day.  Depending on when you prefer to workout, add your exercise to your daily to-do list.  Make a point to add it every day so it becomes a schedule and habit for you.  The more you write it out, the more you will actually go to the gym.  And the more you go to the gym, the quicker it will turn into a habit where pretty soon your body will actually show signs of missing working out if you fail to do so a day or two in a row.
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  • Utilize your lunch hour.  If your excuse has always been that you have no time to exercise because you spend your whole day working, it's an excuse that you need to stop using. During your workday, use your lunch break to get a few steps in.  Exercising is as simple as getting up and taking a walk. It doesn't have to be the entire duration of your lunch either. A stroll around the block, or longer, if you want is perfectly fine to get started. 

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  • Wear a smartwatch/fitness tracker. If you have trouble holding yourself accountable, why not get a little help from these awesome gadgets?  Not only do they track your activity, your steps, your calories, and your sleep patterns, they also will remind you politely that it's time for you to get up and move if you've been sitting for too long. You can even program some of them to message you and ask where you've been since you haven't exercised in a while.  Now that's some motivation right there!
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I've been using the new Misfit Vapor Smartwatch and absolutely love how it's helped me stay on top of my health and fitness goals with reminders and even call, text and app notifications. I got to be honest, some days are harder than others and I need to be stuck in the office. However, as soon as I have a moment and look at how behind I am from my daily goal I take action and try to fit a quick workout session. Even if it's only taking my dogs for a walk and going grocery shopping (the Marketing girl in me likes walking through ALL the aisles and checking out merchandising stuff haha).

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I love how I can track all sorts of activity in just one mighty device. Everything from steps and calories to distance and heart rate! And with these April showers that have been more like pouring rain since March, I really appreciate having a smartwatch that is swim-proof and water resistant.  Also, have I told you that you can choose between several watch faces and even get cute interchangeable straps to match your outfits? Talk about being smart AND stylish! I'm eyeing this 3-pack bundle for spring and this rose gold link bracelet for a more polished look 😍Get your Misfit Vapor Smartwatch here and never miss a workout!
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  • Schedule your social time with your friends by meeting at the gym to work out together. Who says you can't bicycle and chat at the same time? It's a great way to make certain that you are getting your work out in and also being able to enjoy the company of your friend.  If you both have a great work out, then you can reward yourselves by going on to dinner or drinks after! Win-Win*
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The time has come to stop finding excuses for why you are too busy to exercise. While it may not always be a fun time to exercise, it's something that needs to be done to ensure that you keep yourself healthy. Find a way to make it happen, and make it a priority in your schedule! You may find that the more you work out, the better your mind feels as well because working out tends to help relieve stress that could be clouding up our brains. 

Have fun getting your schedule in order to include exercise, and give it a chance! You may find that once you plan accordingly, you actually like to exercise on a daily basis!

Do you like working out? What have you done to make it part of your daily lifestyle? Let me know more in the comments section below.
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*This post is a result of a collaboration with Misfit Wearables and Statusphere. I received this smartwatch for free in exchange for an honest review.

28 Comments

  1. March 28, 2018 / 10:19 pm

    Great post girl! I definitely think that setting a schedule and routine is so important!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  2. March 29, 2018 / 8:18 am

    These are all such great tips! For me, I just wake up an hour earlier to get my run or yoga time in.

    • March 30, 2018 / 9:55 am

      That’s amazing! I usually have a really hard time waking up early but I know I just need to get into the habit!

  3. March 29, 2018 / 8:26 am

    Oh man, this is really such a struggle I have! Even though I work from home, it’s so hard for me to stop what I am doing and get out! I love these tips and I honestly need to get a watch like this!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

    • March 30, 2018 / 9:55 am

      Girl, the struggle is real! I work from home as well so the constant reminders directly on my smartwatch have been so helpful!

  4. March 29, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    I love this watch too! I have an Apple Watch and I never leave home without it!

  5. sharon wu
    March 30, 2018 / 12:32 am

    this is a great reminder for me babe! i often find excuses to not work out (usually i’m really just too lazy to lol) but i definitely need to get back in the habit of working out regularly no matter how busy i am!

    • March 30, 2018 / 9:51 am

      Girl, I feel ya! I seriously need to set alarms and mentally prepare myself to hit the gym as often as I can haha

  6. Delia
    March 30, 2018 / 8:22 am

    These are great tips! I love working out! I think also a cute exercise outfit helps you get pumped!

  7. Nataly
    March 30, 2018 / 8:35 am

    Great tips here babe! I love that cool watch too!

  8. March 30, 2018 / 10:32 am

    These are such great tips, so many people struggle to keep up with their finess goal, your tip to schedule it such a good one, that way you can’t forget it

  9. March 30, 2018 / 10:34 am

    I love to use a fitness tracker to keep up with my exercise, having it on reminds me that I need to workout 😀

  10. March 30, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    I love how attractive the swatch is! AND its got all kinds of crazy functions. Your tips, esp #1 (scheduling) is a great reminder that we do what we set out to do. Awesomeness!! 💕Xo, Evelyn, PathofPresence.com 🦋

  11. Bianca
    March 31, 2018 / 5:29 am

    These are such great tips! I really need to get back into the gym

  12. Amber
    March 31, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    I am terrible at scheduling gym time! I try and be active with the kids and do a lot of walking…. need to get my butt in gear though and bonus that this watch looks cool and helps you stick a workout schedule.

  13. April 3, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    Love all of these tips!!! Perfect to do more exercises easily

  14. April 3, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    There is definitely no excuse to not exercising. Even while we’re on social media, we could be riding a stationary bike at the same time. It’s all about the effort you give!

  15. April 4, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    yes! its so important to schedule workout or I never get to them!

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