How to remove time for fitness

#40NotOut | How to generate a fitness regime and stick to it |#BlogchatterA2Z

Here’s my story: I lost 25 kgs in two years despite being a working mother with two growing kids. I have a business to run, a blog to update regularly, hectic life as a social media influencer, co-owner of a theatre group, aspiring author, editor, writer. Apart from all this, I am a fitness freak and a sportsperson. My elder one has just completed 9th grade and my younger one will be entering grade one soon. I am the eldest daughter-in-law in a North Indian family.

Health transformation

I am often asked: How do you find the time to follow your fitness routine?

Some tips to get you started on the health transformation journey:

  • Fall in love with yourself
  • Understand that fitness is most important
  • Don’t join because of force or peer pressure
  • Prioritize between fitness and ill-health
  • If you fall ill, it will inconvenience your whole family
  • Identify a class or activity that you love
  • Set aside 2 hours from your busy day for yourself
  • Ensure your children & spouse/family are also busy around the same time

Empower yourself to find a fitness routine

How to generate a fitness regime and stick to it?

How to remove time for fitness

Build fitness into your daily routine

What is your daily routine like? Is there a way you can squeeze in just 2 hours for yourself? If the answer is NO then you are not ready for a health transformation journey.

If the answer is ‘maybe’ then you can explore these time bands:

  • Early morning: Can you wake up 30 minutes earlier and practice Pranayam or light Yoga?
  • Mid-morning: If you are a home-maker after kids leave for school, husband for office and in-laws needs are taken care of
  • Lunch: Most offices have a 30-minute lunchtime. Office-goers can consider taking a 20-minute brisk walk after lunch
  • Afternoon: Homemakers can consider a quick trip to a fitness class instead of taking the afternoon nap
  • Evening: This is my favourite time of the day. My children swim/cycle or go for gymnastics while I pursue aerobics and yoga. I return home with them just in time for dinner.
  • After dinner: Take a brisk walk or cycle below your building. Do light exercises at home.

How to find time for exercise

If none of these time bands suit you, then you must know that you are sitting on a ticking bomb of ill-health.

The choice is YOURS!

How to stick to a fitness regime?

I suggest you treat your fitness regime like a new relationship you are embarking upon.

  • Set out the boundaries and expectations at the beginning itself.
  • When you begin, please tell yourself that this is a year-long commitment.
  • Weigh the pros and cons of a commitment to fitness.

Magical weight loss secrets

Stay tuned for more posts in this series: My secrets to health transformation

I really hope my post and the #BlogchatterA2Z series on my blogzine inspires you. 

Do write in your queries, suggestions and comments. Would love to read and respond. 

Penned by:

Mayura Amarkant 


Dear Reader: You must know that I am not a healthcare expert and nor am I posing to be one through this series. I am sharing my personal experiences and journey. I urge you to speak to your healthcare professional before trying anything in this series.




  1. I love how practical and doable your points are. I started with early morning workouts but realized it was just adding to the length of my day. So I shifted to evenings, which gave me the much needed break from the daily grind.

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  2. Your journey is extremely inspiring! Hard to imagine how you find time despite all your responsibilities. Tells me that if you can do it, so can I…thank you for motivating me.

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  3. This is amazing. ‘Waqt hota nahin nikalna padta hai’ very true and the sincerity to stick to a fitness regime is utmost important for overall well-being. Lovely post.

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  4. Deeply inspired by your determination. We must be ready to make time for it. My post for the day is about working out as well. Hope you give a visit. 🙂

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