George S. Ammar is the chief financial officer (CFO) and owner of Ohio CFO LLC. He is CPA certified and has clients from all walks of life. In other words, George Ammar is an incredibly busy man. However, he prioritizes living an active and healthy lifestyle, ensuring he always makes time for his health and fitness. Doing so allows him to build resilience and his telephone directory is filled with details of personal trainers, gyms, outdoor active events, and more. Mainly, however, he understands that the busy business person in Cleveland, Ohio often finds it difficult to make time for their health, which is why he has developed a number of key tips to stop working from getting in the way of working out.
George Ammar on Fitting Exercise into Life
- Make sure your workout is efficient. This means finding something that can be done anywhere and does not necessarily require you to make it through Cleveland, Ohio’s rush hour traffic and only add to an already stressful lifestyle. Do things at home or in the office instead. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a great workout that can be done anywhere, at any time. You can also do them in a gym, where there are regular half hour classes, often quite early on the morning.
- Make sure you only do things that you actually enjoy. Sure, two hours on a treadmill is a really good workout, but it is also really boring. Doing 30 situps may be something that builds abs, but it is painful on the back. If you don’t enjoy a part of a workout, don’t do it and find something you do enjoy.
- Find your competition and make them motivate you. They may not even know that you are competing with them. George S. Ammar has picked someone in his office who always looks fit and healthy and he aims to become even fitter and healthier than them. That individual has no idea that they are competing or how much of a motivator they are being to George!
- Commit to a schedule. Ammar has an electronic diary and a paper diary. Time for workouts is noted in there and he does not deviate from it. If someone wants an urgent appointment during his workout time, he believes they should have made the appointment sooner. Prioritizing your health and fitness means saying no to other things, no matter how difficult that is.
- Track how you are doing. Wearable technology such as the Fitbit and other such devices is a really good motivator because it shows you how much you are doing and helps you keep up, or it can show you how little you are doing, thereby motivating you to do more.
- Something is better than nothing. Last but not least, George Ammar believes that, if you have committed to half an hour but you can only do 10 minutes, 10 minutes is still better than nothing at all.