I agree there’s so much to do! After running errands, chasing after the kids, working, hanging out with your significant other, and heck even making some time for yourself every now and then it can be difficult to squeeze in a workout or cook a healthy dinner.
But getting fit doesn’t have to be impossible and it definitely doesn’t have to be overly time consuming.
Now do you really think fit women magically have more time? No, sorry they don’t! So quit making excuses. It can be done, it has been done, and will be done by you, so let’s get started…
Here are the 5 hot tips on how to get fit fast so you can save time and look great.
1. Start by being more efficient with your workouts.
Quit spending hours on some boring cardio machine going at a pace you could fall asleep too. This is a huge waste of time! If you want to get in and out of the gym or just get your workout over with then ramp up the intensity. Sweat like crazy. Work so hard after 45 minutes you just can’t go on. You’ll burn loads of calories and save lots of time.
You’re probably wondering how to do this? Interval training and circuit training!
The key is to keep moving. Minimize rests and breaks by moving from one exercise to the next and incorporating some heart pumping faster paced intervals during your strength training or cardio workouts.
If you do it this way you can take a 2 hour workout and squash it into a 30-45 minute workout easily. Now you have an extra hour and a half to do something else!
2. Have an accountability partner to keep you on track.
Ok, I want you to think of your favorite athlete. Ok, got a picture of them in your head now? Good! Now what does that athlete do to be successful besides just practice?
The answer: They work with a coach. They have someone to guide them and keep them on track. That’s what an accountability partner does.
So if you want to learn how to workout more effectively and have someone check in with you on a regular basis to make sure you stick with the program you may want to consider hiring a professional to guide you along the way. This could be someone such as a personal trainer or fitness coach. Husbands or friends can works sometimes but often aren’t the best accountability partners.
3. Set fitness goals even before you change your diet or exercise routine.
To be successful you must have a plan. A plan is your roadmap to get where you want to go whether that is a toned body, a 25 pound weight loss, a size 6, or just more energy everyday.
Think about this: You wouldn’t start driving to a place you’ve never been without a map or directions would you? If you did you’d never make it there! So don’t treat your fitness destination any different.
So right now think about what your specific goals are and why you want to get fit fast. Write them down and make a plan.
4. Be more active everyday so you can burn more calories.
Ok, so this one time in college I was sitting by a window studying. A car pulled up into the closest parking lot and sat there for at least 20 minutes waiting for that extra close parking spot. Now there were plenty of parking spots on other areas of campus, but just further away. Well this person, rather than taking a few extra steps, decided to waste time sitting in their car for what seemed like forever! Amazing!
Ok so my point to the story? Don’t be that person. If you want to be fat ok, but if not find ways to be more active so you can burn more calories throughout the day. Trust me it really does add up!
There’s plenty of ways to do it:
- Park further away from your destination.
- Talk walk breaks throughout your workday.
- Get up and dance to a 3 minute song like a lunatic every few hours.
- Get outdoors and play with your kids.
Whatever you decide just make the effort to move more. We weren’t meant to sit all day.
5. The key to eating healthy on the go is being prepared.
Eating healthy on the go is one of the biggest struggles for many of my clients. When you’re on the go it’s tempting to stop at the closest fast food joint, especially if you’re not prepared.
So eating healthy is about being ready. Packing a lunch for the day will take the same amount of time as sitting at the drive thru of McDonald’s waiting for your fatty cheeseburger and fries. Throwing some leftovers, fruit, or a sandwich into your lunchbox can be a great low calorie meal that doesn’t take much extra time.
Furthermore, if you stash some healthy snacks, fruits, and veggies in your desk you won’t have to run for the vending machine every time you get hungry. All those calories in those little treats do add up over time and just add to your waistline.
Lastly, learn what foods are healthy or not so when you do go out to eat you can make an informed choice!
If you enjoyed thes tips on how to get fit fast then be sure to check out my latest e-book “The Busy Girl’s Guide to Total Fitness” which goes into much more detail on these topics as well as incorporates more on eating healthy on the go, what equipment to use, how to interval train, and 2 full body strength training workouts. Get your copy here!