How I Make Time For Fitness With a Busy Schedule

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Everyone always seems to ask me what my fitness routine is and how I make time for fitness in my busy lifestyle. The reason I haven’t posted anything about it on my blog in forever is because it’s ever-changing. Life is BUSY, and one week rarely looks like another. For a long time, I thought I needed a strict routine that I stuck to in order to stay disciplined and fit, but I quickly realized that just wasn’t a possibility. If I restricted myself to a scheduled routine, then all I would end up doing was missing a workout due to something with work getting in the way. I had to figure out that just being active needed to be my “routine”- and it could look a thousand different ways. So here it is!
As y’all know, I am constantly on the go. Whether it’s going to a business meeting, flying out of town to multiple cities at a time, or editing videos all night, I feel like my life never slows down! For a long time I just thought, “Well, this is how it is. Maybe one day I’ll have time to work out.” This is not the way it’s supposed to be! When I wasn’t getting active, I just felt yucky- I wasn’t necessarily gaining weight, but my body and my mind didn’t feel like they were reaching their highest potential. When I met Stevie, he really inspired me to start taking time for myself. Last year, I made up my mind to at least try to work out 5 days a week. I knew that didn’t necessarily mean I would be able to get in an hour or even 30 minutes; it just needed to be something. Working out slowly started becoming a part of my lifestyle and no longer a chore 😉
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If you’re feeling defeated and want to start your fitness journey, it’s crucial that you realize some key things. First, keep in mind you are different from everyone else, and you need to find a workout that suits you (and one that you enjoy, too!). I didn’t really know what I enjoyed at first, so I joined ClassPass so that I could try out a bunch of different classes. The goal for me was to find something I really liked so I could make it a regular thing. I know some of you will think I’m crazy for this, but indoor cycling really got me excited! Something about completely zoning into my workout and zoning out of the world motivated me to come back. I like to do this about 3 times a week if possible! It’s really helped tone my body. We also devote 10 minutes to weights and my arms are finally showing some muscle!
Cycling is fun but I realized after a while I needed to add something new into the mix. I convinced Stevie to try a new class with me at this training studio in West Hollywood called LIT. It’s all resistance training and let me tell you – I have NEVER been so sore in my life! It was such a fun experience but boy did it challenge my upper body! I totally recommend you guys check it out – it’s pretty awesome.
When traveling, I don’t burden myself with trying to find a gym or a workout class. This is my chance to take it easy and to do something fun AND active. Instead of heading to the gym, I like to go on a hike or a jog and explore wherever I am. I’ll also add in my go-to 12 minute floor workout which I found on youtube 2 years ago and I’ve been doing it ever since. It’s an INTENSE full body workout that basically doesn’t require any weights or machines. Just you and some killer workout jams to get you through it!
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(oldie pic: sweater above from Hanes, Shorts + Sports Bra from Fabletics)

If you don’t have time to make a class or get to the gym, take a quick walk or jog around your neighborhood. I love love love this, especially since moving into our new house. It’s fun to take different routes every day to explore new areas.
I hope this post gave you guys a pick into my fitness life! I love to eat good food, but I also love my green smoothies and free-time to sweat. 😉  My biggest advice to any of you trying to make fitness a lifestyle choice versus a chore is to find motivation to work out. For me, it’s to feel happier and healthier. What’s the motivation for you? Maybe you want to look better in that selfie photo or show your ex who’s boss. 😉 Find something that inspires you and keep going. I promise you’ll learn to love it the more you commit to it.
What fitness posts do you guys want to see me share next? Comment below and let me know.


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  1. Thank you Sazan. Ever since I got married a year ago, I can’t find the time to workout. I used to do it everyday. My husband doesn’t like to do it with me so I just don’t do it. I just need to find a little motivation. And I will because I remember how much I loved feeling fit and healthy. 🙂 Thanks darling!

  2. I love this post! I am surely not as busy as you are but i do find it hard to find time to workout on the weekdays. I would love to see a thigh workout routine or a what i eat in a day post! 🙂

  3. Hi! Can you please link your go to 12 minute workout. I’ve been looking for something similar but always come across the ones that need some kind of weights.

    Thanks beautiful 🙂

  4. Love this post! Can you provide the link for the workout you do while traveling? Definitely something I’d love to try when I’m out of town.

  5. Hey Sazan! I am obsazzed with how energetic and positive you are all the time! And great post. I was looking for the 12 minute floor workout on YouTube and couldn’t find it. Can you link it here? Mwa mwa!

  6. Hi Sazan!
    Love your blog and instagram! You are by far my favorite blogger and I’m obsessed 🙂
    I wanted to ask what your 12 minute floor routine was? I know you mentioned it’s something you found on youtube and i wanted to see if you would share the link?
    Thanks a lot!
    Karen D

  7. Hey Sazquatch!
    I totally agree with you with the switching up your workout routine. I tend to get bored and tired of the doing the same thing over and over again. So I incorporate yoga at least once a week and on the weekends-if it’s nice out- we will do an outdoor workout routine from Pinterest!

  8. Would you be able to show or tell more about the 12 minute floor workout you do? I only do cardio whenever I am at the gym and I am always confused as to what other routine I should follow. I am generally looking for a whole body work out.

  9. This is really great advice. Working out is important and I think finding the time to do it is one of the most difficult things; especially when a person has a busy schedule. I like how you find something else as a workout routine even when you are traveling, I did that too when I went on vacation to the Caribbean. I’ve recently got into my lazy mode and need to get back at it! Thanks for the motivation.
    Great post!

  10. Can you share the 12 minute floor workout you found on YouTube?
    What are some of your fave green smoothie recipes?? Having a hard time finding one I like but want to use it as a way to boost my green intake!
    Have you been running/jogging for a long time?

  11. This was such a great post! If you try too hard to make a workout regime, it usually fails. (Kudos to people who make it work). As you mentioned, fitness has to be part of your everyday routine. It’s definitely tough and a struggle for me but I try! I love zumba and just dancing without a care in the world!Thank you for sharing a piece of your life with us. Congratulations on getting a chance to speak infront of 2500 Old Navy employees! I saw the snaps and they were so great. Have a fantastic rest of the week <3

    Monika |

  12. Can you share your 12 minute workout video on you tube? This was a really motivational post. Thank you for sharing.

    1. HI Sazan!Glad to see your fitness outfit. I am struggling for my fitness. Would you please like to tell me, what exactly you are doing in your fitness time?

  13. Love your blog and all of your social media platforms! I have been aspiring to start my
    Blog for a couple years! I love beauty and fashion and work in the industry. Any recommendations on getting started? Thank you for sharing your world with us! ????❤️

  14. Thanks for sharing!! I find it really hard to workout on a daily basis since I have such a busy schedule with personal projects, my blog, school and internships, but I think we all need to manage our time to give ourselves that ‘me’ time we need!Have a fantastic week!!

  15. Dear Suzan;
    It is really hard to have time for workout nowadays. I read your article and it is really interesting. Thank You for this article

  16. Hi,
    Time for fitness yah this is something interesting and i am in love with your content too.
    thank you for sharing.

  17. Hey.. Eating real food and knowing which ones burn fat and which ones store fat is key. I totally agree with your post and had I taken that job offer, I would be writing an apology letter myself. Thanks again for sharing

  18. Regular exercise is very important. It helps us to keep our body healthy. Make your exercise schedule as your priority. Fitness is very important for every human being.

  19. Thanks for the great motivational article.
    I really liked the point where you have mentioned about a jog or a hike wherever you are. It really does help.
    Keep posting these kind of articles

  20. I really like your post. I also exercise daily for 30 minutes, I would love to see what type of workout gear you wore for your daily exercise.

  21. Finding time to workout properly is an issue which is faced by many people. However, I liked your perspective and ideas about staying fit.

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