We get that working a full-time job can leave you feeling exhausted for the majority of the week.
You have the best intentions to go to the gym after work, but the minute the clock hits 5pm, all you want to do is go home and take a pre-dinner nap, amirite?
So, if working a 40 hour week comes in between exercising, here are a few simple steps to add a workout into your daily routine:
Commute to work? Turn it into an exercise session
It's totally possible to turn your morning commute into a small workout.
If you live near your work place, cycling or jogging into the office is a great way to start off your day with cardio and elevate your heart rate.
Oh, and you're not off the hook even if you have a fairly hefty commute! Either park your car a few minutes away so you can walk to the office at a brisk pace, or get off your bus/Luas one or two stops early, so you can exercise the rest of the way in.
Don't let your lunch time go to waste
If we're able to fit in a gym session throughout the week, it's usually before or after work. And probably the reason most of us give up on those gym sessions is because you're knackered in the morning and exhausted in the evening.
But, if you work close to a gym, try fit in a few lunch time session during the week. Many gyms have 30 or 45 minute classes, so if you have a gym that's around five minutes away from you, this could work out perfectly.
What about eating, you ask? Pack a protein-filled smoothie to have on the go, or eating at your desk before or after is always an option.
Ever heard of 'walk meetings'?
Yep, instead of sitting in a board room, a studio, or even a coffee shop, try your hand at asking people to go on a 'walk meeting' with you.
If you work in an office, your colleagues will probably look at as if you had ten heads, but coming into the summer months it's definitely an option.
And if you're a freelancer or don't work in an office setting, we're sure your peers would be up for it too.
Believe it or not, there's some moves you can do at your desk that are totally underrated.
For example, if you want to tone your glutes and give you derriere a little lift, you can try this isometric glutes exercise.
While you sitting at your desk, squeeze your bum and hold for 5-10 seconds, and release. Do this until the glutes tire and it'll give you a lift in more ways than one.
Keep it simple and drink ALL the water
We know it can be hard to fit in a workout when you have a million meetings, deadlines and odd jobs to do, but keeping it simple is key.
Choose the stairs instead of the lift/escalator, walk around the office for 5 minutes or go down to the loo so you can stretch yourself out a bit.
And even if you can't fit anything in, remember to drink heaps of water as it flushes out toxins and aids in weight loss too.
Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!