There are some entrepreneurs who prioritize their workouts over everything else, even meetings with clients--you don't need to take it to that extreme to live a healthy lifestyle. Having a strong, healthy business is important to you. So should having a strong, healthy body, right?

This hasn't been the way that I've operated until recently. However, after doing this for a couple of months, the mental clarity, and healthiness that you feel is certainly worth making some changes.

There are some lessons to be learned from these dedicated individuals (like making your workouts one of many priorities). Celebrities like Jennifer Anniston have touted the benefits of "mini workouts" throughout the day, as well as a dedicated longer time slot when you can swing it. All those little workouts add up, and unless you're chasing an extreme body fat percentage or fitness modeling competition, there's no rule that says workouts need to be in specific time blocks for you to achieve success.

The good news? If you're an entrepreneur, you're probably a Type-A already. There's also a good chance you're a morning person, which numerous studies have shown is the best time to work out.

If keeping body fat in check (or reducing it) is your goal, consider a cardio activity first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. It doesn't work for everyone, but a fasted cardio session can do wonders to keep you trim. If bulking up/toning is your goal, lift or strength train after a five-minute cardio warmup and save the rest of the cardio for later in the day.

There are many ways to sneak in workouts, even for the busiest of entrepreneurs. Here are a few:

Skip gym commutes:
Stay in workout clothes (if you can):
Take every opportunity to work out:
deskercises
Remember it's 80 percent diet:
Get a support group:
Lose It!
Track EVERYTHING!
FitBit Charge HR
Just Do It!

You didn't get your venture up and running without some serious ambition. You know it's a lifelong endeavor--the same goes for your health and workouts. Working out deserves just as much attention as any other endeavor.

Take it from a not-as-fat-as-I-used-to-be fat guy, you can do it. You just need to put a priority on it, and you'll find that it's easy. Best of luck to you, especially during these holiday seasons!

Published on: Nov 26, 2015