Most human beings know the struggle of finding even a short amount of time for themselves throughout the day. Staying on a busy schedule is almost impossible to do when you have a to-do list longer than a number of hours in the day. Whether you’re working multiple jobs, small business owner, children, a family we all have responsibilities that seemingly take over our lives on a daily basis. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to work from home but I also have my four-year-old here with me as well, so needless to say I don’t really get much work done.
When I started my fitness journey a few years ago, I was trying to think of ways to incorporate a few workouts into my daily routine. There many types of exercises that you can do. Obviously, before starting any strenuous exercise routine you should consult your doctor. I love activities with controlled movement. I frequently participate in HIIT and Barre classes on top of regular strength training.
Apps are a great way to get in short workouts if you have a packed schedule or while you’re on vacation. Many apps include routines and videos you can download and take with you. Which is perfect if you plan on going somewhere with spotty reception. If you want to stay fit on a busy schedule you just need to think outside the box with a few things.
I did this post on Grokker last week, but just in case you wanted a few more options, I have provided a list of some excellent apps for you to try out. They are currently offering a 14-day free trial, go on and give it a try!
A lot of people think that working from home you have all the freedom in the world. While we have a lot more flexibility than those in a traditional setting, it still requires a ton of discipline, long days, and many sleepless nights. Finding time to for myself, much less working out as a single parent has become increasingly more difficult over the last few months. With summer in full swing, I’ve completely given up heading to the gym, opting to do all of my workouts at home. Which means no alone time.
Since I’m with my children 24/7 during the summer, I’ve had to get creative in balancing not only my work but my workouts and spending time with the children. I usually get up around five to begin my day (calmly and in peace), so that by the time they wake up around 8 or 9, I will have already completed most of my computer work for the first half of the morning which allows me to spend more time with them.
When it comes to working out, there is where time with the kids come in. You may recall this post about kids exercises, well my children definitely love working out and they love showing me what they can do. The time we spend together doing physical activity usually involves a lot of giggling, but they are exercising and I’m not worrying about emails. It’s perfect.
At Home Workouts
When it comes to working out, nothing is more convenient than being able to workout in the comfort of your own home. In order to stay fit on a busy schedule you need flexibility, what could be than working out at your own pace in your own home? You don’t need much to get started. In fact, you can start your own in-home gym for as little as $100.
If you find yourself short of time or just want something quick check out the videos below. These are wonderful workouts you can do together or solo.
Forward Lunge Twist
Stay Fit on a Busy Schedule with Apps
When I’m at a loss for what workouts I should do, or if I just want to try something new I use a few apps. Depending on the type of exercise I’m doing that day. My favorite app would be from Bodybuilding.com. They have one main app with access to everything, but they also recently released a slew of other apps focused on weight loss and strength training.
These apps are 100%. They feature a variety of workout plans and exercise videos for you to view either on your phone or at home. Feel free to join me on the app and follow along with my journey!! The bodybuilding.com app is one of the best on the market. With 100s of apps to fit all needs you wil have no trouble finding a program to help you stay fit on a busy schedule.
Like the Bodybuilder.com app the Cody App and its videos are free (there are a few you must pay for but only if you are doing an advanced class). Some of the videos on the app are a little chatty. If you are the get right to it type of person like I am, these videos may not appeal to you as much as they videos on the Bodybuilder app.
The next two programs I am just starting, these reviews will be very basic. I will be doing a more in-depth review in two weeks once I have had enough time to test out the apps and workouts.
For all of your yoga lovers, Yoga Glo is an amazing new app/website featuring full-length yoga videos. For $18/month you get an unlimited amount of workouts and over 3500 classes to choose from. That alone made it worth it!
Stay tuned for my individual review of a few classes from these apps in a few weeks. Have any suggestions for working out while at home? Drop them in the comments below!!