I am not going to be that person that says EVERYONE has at least 30 mins. to work out every day. It bothers me when people say that. Time can really be that hard to come by for some. I know because I am one of those people. .
No, I don't use, "I don't have time" as an excuse to not exercise ever, but I do struggle to find the time. I work 1 hr and 15 mins from my house. I get up at 3 AM every day to get me and my 3 kids ready to go. I find it insane to try and get up at 2 to get my workout in...so I work out at night on weekdays....
by the time I take my long drive home, I walk in the house and either feed the baby right away or make dinner for the kids...then it's homework, showers, wash all bottle stuff, etc. .
By the time I can work out its usually 8 PM. Then I have to pump milk. If things go well, I will get to bed at 9. Then the baby wakes up 1 to 2 times per night. I am lucky if I get 6 hours a sleep per night.
The point is, I sacrifice sleep to get my workouts in and sometimes my body has just had enough and I take more rest days than I think I should. I compare myself to others who say everyone has time or that work out every single day. .
There are many people who have busier schedules than mine, work 2 jobs, are single parents, have to bring their kids to sports or other things nightly (soccer added to the schedule for us soon). So I'm here to be the person that says I GET IT! SOMETIMES YOU REALLY DON'T HAVE TIME! .
Just do the best you can do. Try to find a time to workout. Make a goal that is realistic for you. My goal at first was 3 days a week. Start small, get creative with your time, do half of a workout video of you need to, leave the laundry for the next day.
Most importantly, don't let anyone make you feel bad for saying you dont having time. Its hard and its exhausting to find time sometimes.Don't compare yourself to anyone else. Just do the best you can and set a goal that is realistic for your life right now.
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