Working Out Consistently: 3 Tips to Make the Time

Terri Deno
2 min readJul 28, 2021
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Working out is a great way to get in shape, but who has the time to fit something else in their schedule? If you want to get into the habit of working out while still maintaining your busy schedule, here are three tips you can use to get more workout time into your daily routine.

Put it On the Schedule

If you don’t make time for a workout session, you will likely not maintain a consistent routine. It is essential for you to put it on your schedule, whether that’s a pen and paper or on your phone. You can even set up reminders so that you know your next workout is coming up. The less you can ignore the workout on your schedule, the more likely you are to complete it.

Start Small

If you are already struggling to find the time in your daily routine for a workout, it is important to remember that starting with an hour or more is not necessary. Doing shorter 10–15 minute workouts at the beginning will be much more beneficial. Not only is it a manageable amount of time you can schedule, but it is also a great way to help prevent stress and injury in those who are not used to working out on a consistent basis. If you feel that these shorter workouts are getting too easy, you can begin to schedule longer workouts or shorter workouts multiple times throughout the day.

Make a 1-Month Commitment

You’ve made all the preparations to put working out on your calendar and have chosen a reasonable amount of time, but are you still worried that you won’t be able to follow through after the first week? If you think this describes you, you can always make a short-term commitment to this new routine. Most chose a 30-day commitment to this new routine, and this can be the motivation you need to keep it going well after the first month.