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James is a mid 20’s military father of three girls. In his free time, he enjoys working out and training for a marathon that he hopes to complete next November. He runs a blog called Raising 3 Daughters and is an active member of the Australian Dad Blogger community. You can read some of his work at Aussie Daddy Bloggers and you can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

The beautiful thing about time is that no matter where you live, where you come from, skin colour or belief, we all have the same amount. 365 days in a year, 52 weeks, 7 days in a week, 24 hours in a day, 1,440 minutes in a day and 86,400 seconds.

But when it comes to fitness, a lot of people say “I need to find the time”. Well when you do, please email me and tell me where I can get some more!

Those who do not find time for exercise now will have to find time for illness. –The Earl of Derby, 1873

Health is something a lot of people take for granted. I know I did for many years. When it comes to exercise, if you struggle to find time, you need to make small changes to make time. Whether it be waking up an hour early to go for a walk/run or instead of having a glass of wine and watching NCIS (great show), perhaps hit a late class at the gym.

You see, it’s not about finding the time for exercise, it’s about making the time.

I recently returned from a stint away from my family where I was working out in the mornings. I would get up around 5 and start my work out at around 0530 to 0545 and go through to about 0630. I love working out in the mornings because I feel like I have achieved something before my day has even started.

Fast forward and I’m back in our routine at home. Having three daughters,aged 7, 2 and 9 months old, means that working out in the morning is not an option. So instead of sitting down and having a beer and watching NCIS, I work out at night (you can follow me on strava and runkeeper). Not only does this get my metabolism running before bed but helps me clear my mind.

So how can you make time?

If you catch the bus, get off a stop before your usual one and walk the extra distance,

Walk to work,

Work out in your lunch break,

Use your kids as exercise equipment (see 3 simple steps for keeping fit these holidays), and

Get up earlier/stay up later.

What’s next?

Get out there and make time. A recent study showed the benefits of exercise to our health, just goes to show that maybe making time for exercise is just what we need.

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  3. Zoey Dowling

    I love the bit about making time instead of trying to find it! So true. It's amazing how much time can be made when you start being honest with yourself and start scheduling in some moving.

    • Thanks for your comment Jo. It is about making little sacrifices for the good of yourself. Thanks for reading. James.

  4. Zoey Dowling

    I love the bit about making time instead of trying to find it! So true. It's amazing how much time can be made when you start being honest with yourself and start scheduling in some moving.

    • Thanks for your comment Jo. It is about making little sacrifices for the good of yourself. Thanks for reading. James.

  5. Zoey Dowling

    Definitely - I figure if I can find the time to watch 30 - 60 minutes of tv a day there is no way I can say I can't find the time to exercise! It's all about working with what you've got. Love the Earl of Derby quote too.

    • Thanks for commenting Rach. I can't take credit for that quote unfortunately. A friend used to have it in his signature block at work. Thanks for reading! James.

  6. Zoey Dowling

    agree - it's about wanting to make the time aswell. Excuses are easy to make but the benefits of just taking/making a little bit of time is amazing..... and not just for you : ) thanks for sharing James

    • Thanks for commenting Emily. It is about wanting to make time. If you don't want to do it. you never will. You're welcome.

  7. Zoey Dowling

    agree - it's about wanting to make the time aswell. Excuses are easy to make but the benefits of just taking/making a little bit of time is amazing..... and not just for you : ) thanks for sharing James

    • Thanks for commenting Emily. It is about wanting to make time. If you don't want to do it. you never will. You're welcome.