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How to Prioritize Workouts When Work Life Gets Tough

By Vanessa Davis – Getting yourself into your gym clothes is much more difficult on some days than on others. There are times when we barely have the time to breathe normally during the day, and then there are times when we’re just too lazy to do some work after working hours. Though exercising is extremely beneficial for our entire body, we still don’t have a problem with avoiding it whenever we can and it’s the first thing to get scratched off your to-do list.

When you’re swamped with work, the will to work out will soon be substituted with the wish to go to bed, which is why some prioritizing is necessary. To that purpose, today we’re talking about how to still find time to work out when your work life gets overwhelming.

Workouts Tailored to Your Liking

Of course you’ll rush to give up on working out when you’re sick and tired of same old routine that doesn’t bring as many results as you would want. The whole point of taking care of your physical wellbeing is to make it a fun and fulfilling experience, not something you have to suffer through. When you resist your exercise time mentally, you can be sure that is no way to build a sustainable workout routine that will help you get in better shape. Explore what kind of exercises and activities appeal most to you and then combine them with those that are necessary and not a lot of fun to do. For example, if you need to walk your dog after you come home from work, why not add some jogging into it, or spice up your playtime with some squats and sprinting? Your dog will be thrilled and you will get some energy out while doing something that is fun and good for you.


Time in the Calendar

We don’t take exercise seriously, even when we’re very keen on losing weight or toning our bodies. If you want to see success in shaping your body, you need to create a healthy routine that will rev up your metabolism and motivate you to push yourself just a bit more every time and for that, working out has to be on your list of priorities. The best way to ensure you’ll get some work done in the gym is to put in an exercise timeslot into your calendar, so that you can’t just wing working out when you can. See your exercise time as a self-improvement course, you have to show up in order to see real results. Decide how many times in a week you want to work out and then come up with a schedule that will sustain that kind of rhythm. The same thing goes when it comes to having a healthy diet and any new habit you want to adopt – find its place in your life and there won’t be any more excuses about why you can’t do it, they simply won’t be a reason enough in your mind.

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Pace Yourself

While we’re all for giving it all you’ve got in the gym, it’s important to be mindful with your body. If you aren’t much of a workout aficionado, then don’t get straight into a crazy intense regime that will leave you panting and begging for mercy. Balance is the key to healthy life and it if you want to achieve it, you need to listen to your body. Start with some mild to moderate exercise routines and then work your way up to ensure you don’t overdo it and get your body over the edge. We know you want to get an amazing beach body right now, but you didn’t get the body you have in a blink of an eye either, so you have to acknowledge the process and make the most out of it. We wholeheartedly suggest mixing up your regime and pushing your limits, but know when to stop and more importantly, know when you can do much more than you believe you can. Balance is everything.


Cherish Rest Days

Rest days are already precious to us as it is, but making the most of them doesn’t mean you lying around whole day doing nothing, on the contrary. Doing some stretching or having mild activities like walking incorporated into your rest day will do wonders for your metabolism, which will work better and burn more calories even when you’re not working out, which in itself is great progress. Also, have days when you pamper yourself – have a luxurious bubble bath, go to the beach, spend a whole day at the spa – allow yourself to relax and replenish. Not only will you feel amazing afterwards, but your body will be ready to take the world on by storm, and no matter how hectic your work life is, after rest days well spent, you will still find energy to work out regularly.

Vanessa Davis is a 32-year-old fitness enthusiast, mother of two and content writer at She’s originally from Long Island, New York, and when she isn’t cooking up some new health and fitness article, she enjoys doing yoga and figuring out new, delicious organic recipes for herself and her kids.


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