• Ben Banbury

How To Get In Shape If You Have No Time

Not having time to train is the biggest reason people don't stick to an exercise routine. Here are 5 ways to smash your fitness goal in no time




1. Workout For Just 15 Minutes


Believe it or not, every single person can find or create a 15 minute window every single day to workout


What I did was to sit down and write a list of every single thing I need to do in a week and over a month. Once I had my list of jobs I grabbed my Google calendar and added slots in for each task


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This is an amazing technique I picked up from my mentor Jonathon Goodman and it works a charm, not just for fitness reasons but for business and for keeping life admin in check



Another technique I picked up from WebMb is to record all of your favourite TV shows ahead of time and then fast forward the ads. BOOM that's 15 minutes right there


Try this 15 minute workout from Women's Health




2. Prep Meals In Advance For The Whole Week


This is a great time hack in general


Instead of cooking 7 meals a week (plus extra meals for young ones) batch cook up a tonne of food on a Sunday and Thursday


This will take more time initially but over the week you'll save a tonne of time



There are a couple of options here. You could cook up 4+ meals and box them up for the week ahead, your partner or the freezer





Or you could do what I do and have a BBQ every Sunday and batch cook a selection of meats and carbs for a large chunk of the week


Then you can mix and match your meals so you're not eating a carbon copy of your previous meal


Read Next: Meal Prepping Guide


3. Always Cook Double Portions


Another option is to cook double EVERYTHING


This technique works so well because it takes almost exactly the same time to cook more meals


Instead of using 500g of mince, use 1kg. Instead of 2 pork chops, cook 4


With zero time invested you now have lunch or dinner ready for the following day. Or a little care package in the freezer if you're ever caught in a pinch!


This simple habit will having you eating healthier meals much more frequently and saving a shed load of time



4. Blend Family & Friend Time With Exercise


The weekends are for the family and friends right? So let's hit two birds with one stone


When you're brainstorming what to do with the kids, instead of the cinema and Franky & Benny's, why not a bike ride, Go-Ape or a go on a muddy walk


If it's raining what about a trampoline park or a swim


If you're catching up with a friend, instead of sitting in a coffee shop. Grab one to-go and sip away at your coffee while you're walking through your local park