Ask any busy woman (read: all women), and we guarantee they'll tell you that finding time for themselves between work, family, kids, life admin, the entire mental load, etc. is quite a challenging thing indeed. And chances are, whenever they do find a slice of five minutes, they just want to... sit the f**k down.
Sweating it up in a gym might feel like the last thing on everyone's list, but as we all know, prioritising moving your body has a whole wealth of benefits that can improve both your mental and physical wellbeing like nothing else.
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That's why we asked 10 busy women at Mamamia how they do it. Here's what they said.
"Getting up super early — it has to be first thing, otherwise it doesn't happen!"
"I do a 6am dog walk into 7am Pilates class so it's all done before work."
"I go during my lunch break. I refuse to sacrifice sleep to exercise. It also means I actually take a lunch break and it's to the benefit of everyone cause I always come back to the office in a better mood."
"Doing something I like makes it easier to fit in! I struggled when I used to try get up early and slog to the gym when I didn't enjoy the exercise I was doing. Now that I love the sport I do, training after work everyday is easier. I look forward to going because I find it fun and like seeing my friends there! Also having a coach and friends there that will tell me off if I don't go helps — fear makes you find the time!"