By Katie Rosenbrock

No one ever said it was easy to find time for exercise. Fitting a daily gym session into a busy schedule is probably one of the biggest obstacles that gets in the way of incorporating fitness into a healthy lifestyle. That’s why when it comes to working out, it’s important to make the most of your time.

Time spent exercising (no matter how you choose to workout) is never time wasted. But you've got lofty fitness goals and only a certain amount of time you can spend in the gym each day, which means you’ll need to invest in every moment carefully. Success requires focus and drive. It means more time spent working out wisely and less spent on all the little things, like actually getting to the gym or picking the next song on your playlist.

Like I said, exercise is never a waste of time, but there are definitely ways you can waste your time while at the gym, and if any happen to be habits of yours it could be the reason you’re struggling to see progress or results. Don’t get down about it though. For every way you could potentially be wasting time, there’s a way to turn it around and make your workout more effective.

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