By Jessica Ward
Busy work and home lives can mean that exercise takes a back seat. After a long day at the office, most of us feel fit for nothing more than collapsing on the sofa. This will have bad effects on our fitness, strength and waistlines.
Clearing a definite space in our busy diaries can be essential to ensure that we get some exercise. It may be a ‘mind-game’ but it can really work. Here are some of the reasons:
We need to motivate ourselves to exercise regularly. Making exercise a habit really does pay off. Go on, put it in the diary.
Scheduling works for me, so I am an afterwork gym-goer 3 times a week. It means I don't even question going, and the benefits are worth giving it a space in the diary.
I don't write it down but I do have a regular morning for gym workouts. Mon, Weds, Fri at 9-10am does it for me. I don't have to think about it, and other things work around my exercise. It's worth it.
not in the diary, doesn't get done is how it works here. So the exercise definitely has to go in the book!
I make sure I plan every element of my week, with a busy job and a family there'd always be a reason NOT to exercise if I didn't schedule it in like a work meeting.