scheduling time for fitness

scheduling fitness
Marisa makes sure she has time for fitness by scheduling it into her week.

'Tis the season to be busy. You know what I’m talking about. It’s the holiday season and we’re all juggling something. Whether it’s work, family and friends, holiday parties, or spending hours shopping for that perfect gift… who can find time for themselves? This is one of the most common times of the year to let our exercise routine go by the wayside. Don’t let it. Here are somes ways to make the most of your season:

put yourself first

Many of us do everything for everyone before doing just one thing for ourselves. Give yourself a gift this holiday season. Focus on nurturing your mind and body by doing a few things to energize, motivate, and help you be happy. One of the best things to do is to exercise. Working out can recharge your batteries during these frenzied days of festivities. By finding time for yourself, you’ll have more to give to others and more holiday cheer.

set yourself up for success

Make the most of your time by scheduling exercise into your calendar. Just like your work or school assignments, appointments and dinners with friends, put exercising on your to do-list. Set yourself up for success by carving some time out for YOU.

nail down a schedule

Take just five to ten minutes a day to come up with a plan so that you can nail down a schedule. Feel like getting your heart pumping by going for a run? Need to find some zen time at a gentle yoga class? Want to let your spirit soar at a dance class? Just like with goals, writing something down helps you commit to that action and will hold you accountable. There will be less wiggle room to flake out if you have it scheduled into your life.

make it a habit

By scheduling fitness into your daily routine, we can eventually create a pattern and make it a habit. The benefits of a healthier and happier you are worth it!

The entire online community team will be sweating every day next month! Join us in January for our "sweat once a day" challenge:

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Great tips, Marisa – thanks :)

Comment by Abbie — December 30, 2009 @ 5:49 pm

Thanks Marisa! I’ve just scheduled my fitness for all of January… sweat once a day challenge here I come!

Comment by Paula — December 30, 2009 @ 11:13 pm

Indeed. Finding the time can often be a struggle but it can be done. As I type this I am trying to build up the motivation to get my socks on a head to the gym for my last workout of 2009. Looking forward to our January Sweat once a day challenge!!!!!!!

Comment by Brian — December 31, 2009 @ 8:04 am

I have recently started scheduling workouts into my day like meetings. It has made a huge difference!

Comment by mike — December 31, 2009 @ 8:13 am

Oh this scheduling time is very helpful.This is really nice article and very informative tips. I m glad to know about this Fitness blog. This seems to be helpful for every fitness loving person. I do exercise daily and wants my body to be fit and perfect. I join that helps me to get nice six pack abs and also keeps me fit.

Comment by Cristino — January 1, 2010 @ 12:35 am

Hi, I think the idea of scheduling time in for fitness is is a great idea! Here is another idea that kind of goes along with it; Is there anyway you can make a downloadable calender that we can either keep on the computer site and write on or print off? I am not very good at making web things so that is why I ask!!

Comment by Tracy — January 5, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

That’s a good idea Tracy… maybe our online team can look into making a lululemon online calendar that we can download and write on! In the meantime… you can look into google calendars which are very easy to use online (and you can download & print as well).

Comment by Marisa — January 8, 2010 @ 4:17 am

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