Finding Time to Exercise When Working at Home

Updated on: by Jess Weaver

Ways to Get Fit- Even if you work from home!

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I know I will try to come up with every excuse under the book to not exercise. However, three kids later and thirty pounds later it is time I get my but in gear. I always try exercising and quickly give up, but that is why I started a few different approaches. Working at home is not a way to stay skinny that’s for sure– there are way too many temptations.


Get Some Accountability

A few months ago one of my good friends started asking me to do workouts. We didn’t do the workouts together, but we did hold each other accountable. We both have weight loss goals and it helps so much to have someone to talk to about our struggles.


Get Out of the House

The more I read tips on getting more exercise the more this rings true. Walking your dog or your kids at the park does count as some sort of exercise. Just getting out and stretching, walking, and being a part of mother nature is an excellent way to get exercise while working at home. Always remember that something is better than nothing.


Take Small Strides

I’m not fitness expert. I’m the work at home girl who has been trying to exercise and eat healthy for 3 months and nothing has worked. I’m not into taking diet pills, running a marathon, or giving up everything I’m love. I’m into saying no and stopping when I’m full. I try to say no to pop and ice cream, most days. Taking small strides is important. You can’t run a marathon in one day, so don’t try to become super-fit-work-at-home-woman in one day.


 Be Content, Strive for Better

This is so hard for me to accept. I hate going clothes shopping because I’m embarrassed of my size after baby boy #3. My husband always tells me that just because I buy clothing now it doesn’t mean I have to be in it forever. I should be okay with the way I am now because I WILL be a better, fitter, and healthier person as the days go on.


I know this article was supposed to be about finding time to exercise. But it takes a healthy mindset to want to exercise. Getting down on yourself will not help. Follow these tips and you will get there. I love the saying “a year from now you will have wished you started today.” Starting today will give you results, just don’t give up! O and a little tip that I’ve been using: check out the fabulous exercises from Skinny MS. She has workouts for every body type and time limit. Plus it’s free, my kinda workout! 😉


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Leisa Good

September 20, 2013 at 9:03 am

Jess, excellent article! Boy, I sure need this! My fitness lately has been forklifts, spoon lifts, and getting on the “dreadmill”. Also, full-belly crunches. Not too good is it? But as you expertly suggest, just getting out and making SOME effort is a start.


September 20, 2013 at 9:10 am

Thanks Leisa. I started saying there are just no excuses anymore haha. Good luck to you!


September 20, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Great article! Sometimes it is so hard to just start working out. Once I get going I’m good, but that 1st crunch is always the hardest!

Miranda Grimm

September 20, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Im exactly the same way. Once I just ‘do it’ I feel great and I looove working out! I cant understand why I hate it so much before I begin though!! 😀