How To Have Time To Work Out and Still Have a Life

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I don’t know about you guys, but there are days when working out is a serious chore. When I get home from work, pretty much the last thing I want to do is hit the gym. I’ve been on my feet all day, and I just want to sit down, watch TV, or curl up with a book.

On top of that, it sometimes seems like there’s not enough time in the day. By the time you get home from work, get changed, head to the gym, work out, and come home, it can be pretty late. You haven’t even thought about dinner, and maybe it’s just easier to order pizza.

Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of going to the gym?!

I’ve found some ways to beat the clock, so to speak, and still have time in my day after working out.

What you can do:

  • To combat feelings of indifference, I recommend drinking pre-workout before EVERY workout. Cellucor C4 has some really yummy ones! My favorites are pink lemonade, fruit punch, and watermelon. If you’re interested in purchasing options, click here.

 Pre-workout mix makes you feel tingly and awesome, but if you start by drinking the full amount, it can sometimes make your stomach hurt. Try taking a half dose first, and then going from there. 

If you’re looking for a caffeine free option, that’s available, as well!

  • An important thing to remember is that you don’t always have to go to the gym. There are plenty of amazing home workouts that you can do, especially if you’re on a time crunch. I personally love HIIT workouts. These focus on specific body parts and can range from 10-30 minutes.

Workouts like this are my favorite.

  • The dinner issue CAN be a serious problem. Chris and I like to plan out our weekly menu every Sunday, and buy our groceries for those meals every Monday. We have a menu board that we write those meals on, just in case we can’t remember everything we wanted to make. This helps us know exactly what recipe to look for when we get home from the gym or done working out, and takes the guesswork out of dinner.


  • Another thing that I recommend highly is using your crockpot frequently! You can make anything in your crockpot: all sorts of main dishes like soups, pastas and casseroles, vegetable dishes, and even desserts!


  • We like to come up with a workout schedule. This helps us to not waste any time at the gym. Monday is leg day, Tuesday is arm day, Wednesday is either a rest day or a home workout day, Thursday is a cardio day, Friday is a rest day, and Saturday is normally a full body day.

These things have really helped me, and I hope that some of these things can help you make the time to work out, while feeling less stressed, as well!

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