You are frustrated that there is not quite enough time in the day for you to workout with such a busy lifestyle. As a physician and a person with quite a few responsibilities, I know exactly where you are coming from. It’s tough. Time flies and I usually have more things “to do” at the end of the day than when it started. To be honest, there are days when I miss out on my workouts secondary to life’s happenings, but no excuse is acceptable. When I look back at the days I missed, it was most often do to poor planning and the idea that “I will workout today when things slow down and I get time.” Big mistake. To make things more simple, it can help to have a one month workout schedule to keep you on track.

In your daily schedule, there are a few rules that you make no exceptions to such as, showering, brushing your teeth, eating, taking care of your children, etc.

Face it, and face it now. You must make it an absolute rule to exercise 20 minutes per day no matter what. The best way to fit it in is before you take your shower or while you watch TV ( I recommend reading these articles). Make it clear that for the next 40 minutes to one hour while you are exercising and showering that everything else must wait! Think of it as a 40 minute shower. Nobody (often at least) comes knocking on the bathroom door with requests while you are freshening up.

Tie your workout to your shower or do it while watching your favorite TV episode. If these options aren’t the best, find 20 minutes in your day to make it work! Wake up 20 minutes earlier, go to bed 20 minutes later. No excuses.

This One Month Workout Program for Busy Lifestyles provides daily workouts that are quick, practical and effective. Perfect for those who just have enough time for a good workout.

One Month Workout Program for Busy Lifestyles


Perform workouts 2 to 3 times per week.

Cardio- Do the Fast Pace Workout at least 3 times per week to burn additional calories.

Week One

20 Minute Weight Loss Workout – Only got 20 minutes to lose weight? Jump on this workout!

Back to the Basics Workout – It feels good to keep it simple sometimes.

Caffeine: The Energy-Boosting Circuit Workout – A 10 minute workout that will stimulate your body and mind.

Week Two

Monday Body Wake Up – Start your engines… Propel through the week!

20 Minute Arm Circuit – 20 Minutes to get those arms looking good?

Pushups, Lunges, Crunches Pyramid Workout – Get a full blown workout in 15 minutes.

Week Three

Use Your Body Weight to Your Advantage – All you need is your own weight…

20 Minute Abs, Thighs and Buns Power Circuit – Tighten up from the waist down in 20 minutes…

Total Arms Pyramid – Using the pyramid workout format, this recipe focused on building upper body strength. Short for time? Knock out this workout in 10 – 15 minutes.

Week Four

The “Big Three” Pyramid – This workout only uses lunges, push ups and pilates crunches in a pyramid style format. This is a perfect recipe to use if you only have 10 – 15 minutes to exercise!

On The Floor Workout – Don’t feel like exercising? Let’s compromise… Just do it all on the floor!

Office Workout– When you gotta get it in at work…

You owe it to yourself to try to complete this one month workout plan. See how your life will change 🙂

Best of luck-