Whether you’re a mom, business woman, student, or anything in between, the majority of us have a lot on our plates. Between work obligations, errands, financial planning, kid duty, nurturing relationships, and having a social life, it’s no wonder that when things pile on the first thing to go is physical exercise. Weeks, maybe months go by, before you realize that your jeans aren’t fitting, energy levels are low, emotions are out of wack, stress levels have skyrocketed, sleep has suffered, and you just feel completely off. And, unfortunately, it’s much easier to get out of habit than to get in it.
When you’ve found yourself in a workout rut, the best way to get back into a workout routine is to just start. I know, the last thing you want to hear right? But doesn’t it sound beautifully simple? In all honesty, starting a workout routine is ACTUALLY that straight forward. Tomorrow, I don’t care what it is – go to the gym for 20 minutes, do a quick workout at home, take a walk or run, pop into a group fitness class – whatever it is, just sweat for at least 15-20 minutes. I love getting in my workout early on really busy days. This way you get it done first thing and there’s nothing that can come up later in the day to sway you from your intentions. Plus, studies have shown that you may actually burn more calories throughout the day when you workout first thing. Not an early bird? Here’s how to become a morning person. Your metabolism will thank you!
Still not convinced you have time to workout? These 4 Steps in the Busy Girls Guide to Fitting in a Workout will help you plan for tomorrow’s sweat session.
Surprise!! I’ve also put together a quick 25-minute workout that will kick your butt when you don’t have much time to sweat. You’ll be surprised how drenched you’ll be in just minutes! Even better, this workout can be done anywhere. Now that’s what I call #noexcuses. Don’t forget to stretch afterwards!
Let me know in the comment box below, what are your best strategies for fitting in exercise? Post a picture on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter of you fitting in your Busy Girl Workout and label it with #noexcuses, #lifeinspandex, and #busygirlworkout . At the end of this week, I will randomly pick a photo to win a free fitness consultation with me either via Skype, phone, or in person if you’re in the Monterey, CA area!
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