If you’re finding it tough to fit in your workouts, maybe you should consider creating a schedule. You can do this for each week, so you know what’s coming. Sometimes planning for a month is a lot to take in. One week at a time is something we can all commit to. Think of making time to work out as important as a meeting you have planned. If you only have twenty minutes one day that is okay. Use that time to walk or do a few stretches.

Here are a few tips to help you stick to your schedule:

• Pick a type of movement you like, even if you wouldn’t normally think of it as exercise.
• Have variety in your workout.
• Schedule it at time that will work for you. If you aren’t an early riser maybe it’s better for you to plan workouts at the end of your day.
• Ask a friend to join you for two or three of your workouts. Working out with groups helps the time go by and helps you stick to it.
• Know which day or two days (out of seven) you are going to give yourself off from exercise based on how busy you are on a particular day.

Here was my schedule from last week:
Monday: Run 4 miles

Tuesday: Run 5 miles, 1 hour Pilates

Wednesday: Swim 45 minutes, 15 minutes pilates

Thursday: 1 hour pilates (I skipped this because I felt I had some work I needed to catch up–never worth it in my mind)

Friday: Run 3-4 miles

Saturday: OFF (but plan long walk 5+ miles)

Sunday: 1/2 Marathon