Exercise Time – 5 Tips to Build Muscle, Confidence, and So Much More!

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Creating exercise time is your recipe for health and success!

Finding exercise time can be challenging in the midst of your busy life.  But a fundamental ingredient in your productivity and your ultimate success is maintaining and building on the activities that sustain you.

So exercise time is one of your keys to thriving.

And an important gift you can give yourself is to NEVER think you don’t have the time to exercise!

Exercise possibilities are infinitely flexible.  The only limits are your will and your creativity.   So try these 5 Timely Tips to keep yourself on track.

5 Timely Tips to Power Up Your Exercise Time

  • Start by creating a list of all the activities that make you feel better. These might include sports-related pursuits, outdoor projects, activities like dancing, hiking, and rock-climbing, or enjoyable workouts at the local gym or pool. Make your favorites the cornerstone of your workout. Building excitement builds motivation.
  • List which parts of your body you want to strengthen or tone, to enhance your motivation to follow-through and do what you enjoy doing. This kind of activity is a win-win, because almost any activity can be accomplished more safely and effectively with stronger core muscles.  So, think about setting personal goals that will help you improve your form and avoid possible injuries.
  • Once you’ve set your goal, list 3 new exercises that will help you accomplish it. Keep in mind that this doesn’t have to involve a huge time commitment.  You can strengthen most muscle groups quite efficiently in short bursts of activity.
  • Next identify the exercises you can perform without needing many (or any) props.  These will be excellent activities to use as ‘breaks’ when you are doing other things.  Whether you are working at a desk or in your kitchen, on a couch or at a meeting, many of these exercises can be done almost any time.  Examples include isometric exercises using no props at all, or activities using exercise bands, chairs, or walls as props. The key here is to use these exercise “breaks” to optimize two powerful benefits:
    • Focusing on your target areas and
    • Putting your worries out of your mind.

   And don’t forget to stretch and validate yourself, as you wrap up your exercise break.

  • Build each exercise you’ve listed in #3 above into your day, and start by doing this at least 3 times during the week.  Challenge yourself to do these exercises quickly and well. If you find it helpful, you can make a game out of it. Be sure to record your progress. (And you will definitely make progress if you stick with this routine!)

Maintaining exercise time as a regular part of your day is a powerfully productive use of your time. You benefit in so many ways, including:

  • Discharging tension,
  • Refreshing your outlook,
  • Flooding your body with oxygen and endorphins,
  • Improving your flexibility and
  • Enabling yourself to perform your favorite activities with increased strength.

So tuck these mini-sessions into your time repertoire and make a special note of the workouts you welcome most. Let me know what works best for you, and we’ll share your responses in a follow-up post. The success you experience will encourage you to keep building, as you explore new ways to make the most of your moments.

And to move toward your Heart-Based Time Success, sign up for our free gift, the Finding Time Success Kit at the top of the sidebar. The Success Kit includes “The New Finding Time Boundary Template: 9 Simple, Sequential Steps to Find More Time and Recharge Your Energy!”  Using a workbook format this powerful and practical time template helps you progress beyond disappointment and frustration.  Discover that 24 hours really are enough!

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