Hello it’s Abraham and today I want to talk a little bit about how I keep fit and stay active even on a very busy schedule. Yes I have 2 kids that require a lot of attention and a dog too, not to mention that my job as a flight attendant keeps me really busy. Between everything going in my life I barely have to work out on a regular basis, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t get my exercise in; I just have to be diligent and exercise whenever I can.
When I am at home and have a break from the life of a flight attendant I like to get as much exercise in as humanly possible. Because of my busy schedule my exercise often has to take place early in the morning or later on in the night. It’s no problem, but it does mean that I have to limit how long I work out for each day. I really love to go on runs in the morning. No I don’t have to sprint the whole time and a steady jog is more than enough. I especially like to go running in the morning before the daily sun heats up the ground. Usually I run for at least 5 miles every morning when I get the chance. Often I am too busy for that so I choose to run at a faster pace, but only go for 2 or 3 miles.
Another thing that I like to do when I get the time is to go to the gym. Since I am really busy I only get the chance to go to the weight room after dark, usually pretty late at night. I usually don’t get to stay too long because I do need to get to sleep, but even half an hour at the gym is physically rewarding and it’s better than no exercise at all.
The real problem with working out comes in when I am busy working my flight attendant job. After all I can’t start doing pushups in the rows between seats on the plane! Something that I can do is to go to the gym in the country or place that I have landed in. Of course that often isn’t an option because I am not there for long enough to even unpack anything let alone get a gym membership. What I do in that case is to engage in some circuit training in my hotel room. I like to set up a circuit of 8 to 10 different exercises that I can do in my hotel room to keep fit. I usually like to include exercises that will target all of my major muscle groups. Just some of the exercises that I include in my routine are things like sit ups, pushups, planking, triceps lift, squatting, and a few others too. If you are like me and you are really busy, just remember that you can still keep fit, even just by doing 20 or 30 minutes of exercise in your hotel room. My name is Abraham and even though I am always busy I still find a way to keep fit.