You go home to visit your parents after being away at school for a whole semester and they notice you’ve gained some weight. You feel their eyes roaming around your new college body and then finally, someone says, “have you found the time to workout?”
Finding the time to workout with a crazy college schedule is, well… hard
And may seem damn near impossible.
If there was a word other than busy that could describe the life of college students, they would fall right under it.
But guess what? We’ve got tips on how to find the time to workout with a busy college schedule
Working out takes commitment
Commitment is exactly what you need to drag yourself to the gym after a 12+ hour day. But guess what? At home workouts work just as well as going to the gym. Grab a towel, lay it out on your dorm floor, and get to crunchin,’ you can also get in everyone’s favorite position and plank for atleast 30 seconds.
The gym can be used as a reward to yourself when you have a little more free time in your day such as Friday-Sunday. Most students don’t have classes on those days and find it a little more realistic to use those days for activities that they just can’t seem to get around to doing in a jam packed day.
You can also, for example, set a goal to do 3 sets of 30 second planks, 3 sets of 25 crunches and 3 seats of 25 squats to do before you go to bed or as soon as you wake up in the morning.
Soon, you’ll eventually love the feeling it gives you to stick to a plan and it’ll actually encourage you to want to add some versatility to your workouts. Whether that’s going to the gym, running in the park, skating etc. the possibilities are endless.
Once you start seeing the change in your body and the rewards you get from committing to a workout routine on a consistent basis, you’ll be on your way to creating a daily routine that will become second nature and push you closer to your #bodygoals.
Keep going no matter what
Some weeks/days will be better than others, some weeks you may fall short, you may even want to give up. This is all natural and a part of the process, but do not abort the mission, keep going and keep pushing yourself to get better each week until you finally get yourself into a consistent routine.