How to Work Out Despite Your Busy Schedule and Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

Updated: Oct 27

Are you simply too busy to exercise? You may easily fit in a regular fitness regimen by following the step-by-step instructions provided in this straightforward tutorial.

Because I run a fitness consulting firm, I often get the chance to discuss people's health, fitness, and weight loss objectives with clients who come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Whether their objective is to reduce body fat, increase muscle mass, adhere to a specific diet plan or program, enhance their cardiovascular health, or just keep up the same level of fitness  they currently possess, they all have one adversary in common: TIME.


The most significant obstacle that the majority of us face in our efforts to maintain a healthy weight and/or get rid of excess fat is not the act of working out in and of itself, but rather finding the time to participate in an exercise program.


So how do you do it? How do you manage the competing priorities of your family, career, vital errands, relationships, and the responsibilities of your company, in addition to making time for exercise? I have found there are five factors that will allow you to be able to incorporate a consistent training routine into your already hectic life. I hope that you will find these keys helpful.


Commit to keeping a particular timetable


If you don't make a plan, you're planning to fail. Do not make the mistake of trying to cram your workouts into your schedule in a random manner without any kind of pattern or logic. Do you not believe that you are responsible? If you've ever told yourself something along the lines of "I'll work out as soon as I get some time," you have violated this fundamental principle in a plain and obvious way.


You will need to take the time to literally write your workouts into your weekly plan if you want to give yourself the best chance of succeeding in this endeavor. You should try to stick to your fitness routine on at least three days each week if you want it to be effective in meeting your goals. Anything less would be an exercise in self-deception.


Therefore, right in the middle of all of your appointments, "to-do" lists, and other commitments should be a documented schedule for your weekly fitness regimen. This will ensure that you are never in the dark about when you have promised yourself to go.


Utilize the weekend


Take advantage of the fact that an efficient workout may be put together in as few as three to five days each week in order to produce the desired effects. Working out on the weekends might be a useful strategy to help you balance everything else in your life. One of the advantages of taking this course of action is that throughout this time period, your schedule will be more malleable and entirely under your control.


When it comes to the hectic weekdays, this also implies that you will only be accountable for working out one to three times each week during the work week.


Maintain a high level of importance for your physical activity


Even though many individuals have an exercise program planned into their calendar, one of the main problems they make is that they make it too easy to knock it off their agenda, which is one of the worst mistakes people make overall.


Even if circumstances will arise from time to time that will require you to reschedule the workout you had planned, you must be watchful in order to ensure that only the most pressing of emergencies are permitted to temporarily deviate you from your plan.


In the event that one of those significant situations does occur, and you are unable to make it to your work out, reschedule it with yourself to make up for it on the next possible day you are available to do so, and do so as soon as you are able to do so. If your own health, fitness, and efforts to lose weight are not a priority for you, it is highly unlikely that anybody else will make them a priority for them either.


Include other people in your endeavors


Don't take on this challenge by yourself. Share what you're up to with the people that matter to you the most in your life. If you make them aware of your fitness or weight loss commitment to yourself and ask for their support, your spouse or love interest, parents, children, coworkers, and close friends will frequently pitch in and assist you achieve your commitment to yourself to meet your fitness or weight loss goals.


Use the leverage of these relationships to transfer some of the typical obligations you have, or even give yourself permission to reschedule appointments you have with them while you reorganize your schedule to accommodate your exercise routine. Do not be afraid to develop a buddy system with any of them as you move on with your program if any of them are interested in working out or are attempting to lose weight on their own.


Don't be so hard on yourself


No matter who you are, there will be times in your exercise routine when you simply aren't able to keep it up as much as you would like owing to demands placed on you from the outside world. When something like that occurs, try not to be too hard on yourself.


Keep in mind that the things you do on a regular basis over an extended period of time, as opposed to the things you do in bursts, are the things that really count. Just make sure that you jump back on the horse and go full force as soon as you are able to, and that you keep moving forward while doing all in your power not to slack off again.


No matter what your objectives are with regard to your health, fitness, or weight loss, you CAN squeeze in a productive work out routine despite how busy your calendar is, and you WILL have an incredible amount of success in achieving the outcomes you are looking for.


To Your Healthiest Self,


Mike Adams.

Your Personal Lifestyle and Fitness Consultant.