We all have busy lives. Finding time to exercise can be hard. Trust me I know, but as the saying goes…If there is a will there is a way.
This semester I have 5 classes and a multimedia practicum, 5 blogs a week, and in about a month I will have one news story a week due that I have to work my exercising into. My three classes on Monday, Wednesday, Friday are at 10 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm, so I have an hour break in between each class. Those hour in between breaks are utilized for working on homework, reading, and going over notes from class. The hour break from 1 pm to 2 pm I eat lunch and study. Today I had a banana, some grapes, and a bottle of water. On Tuesday and Thursday I have two classes. My first class is at 11 am and runs until 12:20 pm. My second class is at 1 pm and runs until 2:20 pm. The 40 minute break in between those two classes I eat lunch, and study or read. On Thursday after I get out of class at 2:20 pm I have my multimedia practicum at 2:30 pm and it lasts until 3:50 pm. So working out and exercising for me this semester comes in the late afternoon.
On Sunday I can go to the gym anytime after 1 pm which is when they open. On Monday I go to the gym at 3 pm after class. On Tuesday I go to the gym at 2:30 after class. On Wednesday I go to the gym at 4 pm since there is a class going on in there at 3 pm when I get out of class. On Thursday I go to the gym at 4 pm after my multimedia practicum. On Friday, which isn’t until tomorrow, but I plan on going at 3 pm after class. Saturday is my free day, no workout that day.
So there you have my daytime schedule. As for my evenings and night schedule it’s not as hectic, but I do have it structured. After I get home from the gym I shower and sit down at the computer and check emails, personal and school, Facebook, my news websites, etc. I spend about 30 minutes catching up with what’s going on in the world then I hit the books. I then work on homework, blogging, etc. for an hour to an hour and a half. At 7:30 pm I make dinner and try to time it for about 8 pm when my show comes on. The Rachael Maddow Show is my guilty pleasure. Her show airs at 8 pm on MSNBC. From 9 pm to 10 pm I usually work on Math. I then watch the 10 pm news. After it goes off I get online, watch a couple episodes of one of the many TV shows I never have time for, but at this time, and catch up with what’s going on on Facebook. So that usually puts me in bed around 12 am and 1 am.
Whew, I’m tired just describing all that. I wonder sometimes how I make it all work out, but it seems to be so far. Plus I am a bit of a structure/organization freak, so it’s not as difficult for me as it is for a lot of people. It just takes managing your time well, hard work, and the determination to do it. I have faith in you, you can do it if you set your mind to it.
Here are a couple links with tips and ways to fit exercise into your busy schedule.