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WE’RE ALL BUSY, I GET THAT – And I hear you when you say
‘I can’t be stuffed’ exercising.

I have those moments too. I swear! But I overcome this mentality pretty quickly because I’ve got some pretty simple strategies and habits in place.
By Rosemary Marchese

One of the biggest reasons reported to me for not exercising is lack of time. Yep, exercise is just ‘another thing’ to do in what is already a long list of demands. And hey, if you skip exercise that means you don’t have to wash your hair, right? Bonus time!
We’re all juggling multiple roles. I don’t always know how we will think we can ‘do it all’ and expect to have energy to exercise too. But we have to… not exercising is making us unhealthy and really sick. You just might not know it yet.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t always have my life ‘in-check’, but I do follow some really simple strategies to keep my exercise on track.
My tips when you just ‘can’t be stuffed’ tips:
1. Start with 5 or 10 minutes. Seriously, it counts. Show up and you might feel like doing more. If not, 5 minutes is a start.
2. Aim for 30 minutes. Shorter workouts mean you train harder!
3. Schedule exercise into your day. If it’s in your schedule, just like brushing your teeth, then it becomes a habit.
4. Exercise in the morning. You won’t ‘find’ any more motivation later in the day. Plus it gives you less time to make excuses.
5. Lay out your exercise clothes the night before – you’ll be more inclined to put them on, than put them away.
RosemaryMarchese arms folded by Andrew Fawcett
Rosemary Marchese is an author and physiotherapist with over 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry. She has ‘trained the trainers’ having written many fitness courses and the new fitness standards for Australia in 2015.
FBM Cover_photographer credit Andrew Fawcett
Her new book, The Fit Busy Mum: Seven Habits for Success, has been written to inspire and empower busy mums to acknowledge that taking care of themselves is important.
The Fit Busy Mum: Seven Habits For Success by Rosemary Marchese RRP: $29.95 Available from Berkelouw Books and online at www.thefitbusymum.com.au
{Top pic: from Witchery’s new Balance range – available now!}


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