How to Incorporate Exercise in your Busy Schedule

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SHOP MY WORKOUT LOOK:

Here it is April (almost May), and I’ve consistently been working out now for 4 months. That used to just be a normal part of my everyday life…but that was also before 2 full time jobs and a toddler. It definitely takes an adjustment to get back into. I mean…where is all that free time we all used to have…right??

Right now my biggest piece of advice is just to start. Start running, taking a class or working out. Just sign up and do it. Once you get back in the hang of it, you will miss it and love it! Sure my schedule isn’t 2+ hours of pilates and kickboxing and bootcamp 5+ days a week anymore, but if it’s a run a few days a week and then a class 1 or 2 days a week, that’s better than nothing!

I’ve been getting some running and walking in while Leighton has gymnastics one night each week, on lunch breaks and on some week nights. Am I exhausted and want to just get in bed early or actually watch tv for the first time in month… sure, but I don’t.

For those of you who are looking to get and stay motivated to add fitness back into your lifestyle (trust me, sometimes it takes YEARS after having a baby!), let me know what you would like to see. Training for a 5K, 10K or half marathon, some of my favorite paleo recipes or some quick and easy workouts for moms?? Leave me a comment below and I’ll post about it next week. Until then, get out and get active! = )

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  1. Ruthie Ridley

    I could not agree more! Girl you look amazing!

  2. Greta

    I travel with a barre workout video so I can exercise on the road. It’s such an important thing to keep up!

  3. Stephanie

    My husband and I do sit-ups, push-ups, and other zero-equipment exercises while we watch TV! Every time there’s a commercial, we get down on the floor and get active. It’s great!

  4. Marlene

    I try to make it a habit to stretch for just 5 minutes a day at minimum just to keep the habit!

  5. Anna English

    I’m the type of person that needs to workout first thing in the AM or it doesn’t happen. These tips are great Laura!

  6. Alyssa

    I have been trying to get back to a workout groove all year! Little by little
    I get better though!

  7. Alyssa

    I have been trying to get back to a workout groove all year! Little by little
    I get better though! I’ve been doing a lot of low intensity workouts to see if that motivates me more! So far so good!

  8. Alyssa

    I have been trying to get back to a workout groove! I’ve been doing a lot of low intensity workouts to see if that motivates me more! So far so good!

  9. Maggie

    I need to really start exercising! It’s so hard when you’re busy!

  10. Sarah Lindner

    I totally agree, loving these pics and these tips!

    xoxo Sarah

  11. Laura Leigh

    These are great tips Laura! I love to workout in the afternoons to move around and get in a little break from sitting at my desk – inside.

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

  12. Ciera Chang

    I need to get back into my workout routine! I love doing Pilates classes a few times a week 🙂