It's probably overkill to remind each of you that things have been a bit chaotic this year...
With the school year coming and more uncertainty for some, we wanted to give you a little reminder to still make time for something, anything really!
This blog is about ideas to squeeze something into your day. At best, 10 min worth and at worst, 30 min. I'll explain.
Step #1 - How much time do you have?
As I mentioned above, this is about fitting something into your already busy schedule. Just because it's the weekend and less stressful, doesn't always mean there is more time available.
Decide when you are going to fit something in?
Do you know it's going to be a crazy day and you can get it done first thing? Do you know you have a break later while the kids do...?? Are you going to have to do it during the commercials tonight when everything is finally done?
Try for some due diligence and to plan ahead.
We know we know...most of you are still getting to the gym for class. This is for the random days when class is not in the cards (no matter how much we know you want it to be)
Pick your time slot, how long you have, then stick to it!
Step #2 - Decide what is appropriate
When life is on fire, there is no need to add fuel to it.
Some days need a walk in the park. Some days need some yoga or stretching. Some days need something to let some aggression out.
Step #3 - Do NOT overthink, just DO!
You have decided that at 3:00 pm, you have 15 min to do something. What should it be?
Step 2 dictates this a bit, so let's just match up some workouts to the scenarios above:
Step 3b - Active recovery days
This is not step 4 because this could go in place of any of the options above.
Active recovery is for moving when you body might be a little sore or you need a day to shake things out. This could be a good Sunday option before starting a new week, maybe to clear the mind. Obviously yoga, stretching, etc falls into this parameter, but the real goal of active recovery is to let the body rest but to still move.
These days may look like:
At the end of the day, we are trying to keep you from burning out. On top of that, working out should be fun! You should look forward to it, not use it as punishment for what you ate or drank. We do this because we appreciate what our bodies are capable of doing and want to keep it that way.
This advice is to help you stay active for years to come, while maybe addressing some problem mobility areas, and to keep you on track while our crazy lives stay crazy!