You’re a busy woman—between work, a buzzing social life and much-needed self-care, it may feel nearly impossible to make time for fitness. The good news is, where there’s a will there’s a way, and there are a number of opportunities for you to workout more often without ditching the things you love, like sleeping in with your pet or binging on Friends after a long day of work. Use these ideas to stay fit and healthy while living the single life.
We live in a service-abundant world and you can have most things done for you, from dog walking to weekly food prep. Here are few services to consider that will free up time needed to hit the gym or head out for a run.
A great way to save time on the many little things that come up is to solicit help with TaskRabbit, which comes highly recommended by the busy creator of Terra’s Kitchen: “From furniture moving to TV mounting, TaskRabbit will help you find the right person for the job. No need to make friends with the guy with the truck anymore. All you need to do is place your address, describe your job, and select the person for the job. Their services don’t stop there. TaskRabbits can help with everything from waiting in line for the new iPhone to picking up your dry cleaning to assembling IKEA furniture.” Seriously—imagine the time you could save.
If you don’t have room in the budget to pay for time-saving services, switch your focus to making the most of the time you have during the day. Even those of you that sit at a desk can find many ways to move more, keeping your blood flowing and body feeling healthy and strong.
Here are a few simple ideas anyone can use:
Better yet, if possible, commute to work, which will require a lot more walking and moving, whether you bike, take the train, or hop on the bus.
Weekends are for brunch with your best friends after a fun night out, right? Yes; but they’re also the perfect time to get active, when you have less to do and more energy. Don’t worry about ditching your favorite brunch date; instead, do a short, 20-minute workout in your living room before. (Sites like FitnessBlender.com offer 100’s of free videos, including all bodyweight workouts so you don’t need a lot of space or any equipment).
Then, take a post-brunch walk, giggling as you chat more with your girlfriends. Better yet, get together before brunch for a group hike or yoga class. Mimosas and bacon always taste better when you’ve worked out first.
If you don’t already, end your weekend with Self-Care Sunday, giving your body the love and care it needs to feel great and get stronger. A great self-care day might look something like this:
You’ll go to bed feeling amazing, and likely have more motivation to fit your workouts in during the coming week.
Single ladies always have room for more great friends, so meet a few while working out. Use a site like MeetUp.com to find group workouts at your local park. Often-times, you can find groups that are specific to singles, so you can mingle while you sweat.
You don’t have to give up the things you love to make more time for fitness. Instead, get creative, use helpful services, and ask friends to workout with you. You’ll feel healthier, get stronger, and still enjoy the busy social life of a single lady.
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