Tuesday, July 18, 2017

What To Do When You Don't Have Time To Workout

This was the last trip to Lowes for camper stuff!! V thinks he is driving the cart and he feels pretty confident about it. The camper is done! Get ready for the big reveal.

We love strawberries at our house and we eat them several times a day.  Maybe someday our own strawberry plant will produce something other than leaves, but for now, Costco's giant strawberries will do. 

I have had a to-do list that's about a mile long getting ready for our big campout coming up.  Because of that, I haven't been able to run, or hardly workout at all for about a week! But that's ok. It's probably actually a good thing for my body to have a break. 

It's hard to find time to workout when you're really busy, and lately, it's been hard to wake up early to workout (Hello 11:30 pm bed time. So here is what I do when I have a hard time finding time to workout.

  • Prioritize my day. When I find myself not having time to do the things I want to do, I do my best to get the most important things done first. Lately, the camper trumps a workout because we are limited on time to get it done, and it's good time for Trevon and me to spend together. Today, the most important things were chores: Laundry, grocery shopping etc. So running hasn't happened yet, and that's ok.
  • I fit it in where ever I can. That doesn't always mean a run, but it could definitely mean an at home workout. There are a ton of at home workouts that you can do in 15 minutes (while you're waiting on a load of laundry to be done) that you can find on workout websites like Grokker (affiliate link) or even youtube.
  • Make your to-do list a workout. Folding laundry? Instead of bending over with your back, do a squat or some lunges to pick the laundry up, and then some calf raises to hang your laundry up.  Add some lunges into your vacuuming chores or some calf raises or jumps to your dusting chores. Find a way that your body moves naturally while you're doing chores and think of a workout that is similar to change it into.
Remind myself that missing some workouts isn't the end of the world. The thing about running is that it takes longer than you think to get out of shape. So even if you feel like taking a week off is hurting your endurance, it's not actually hurting it as much as you think. Janae from the Hungry Runner Girl always says "Running will be there for us when we are ready for it" and that's something that helps me not freak out when I have weeks like this.

Besides, sometimes this little guy gives me a pretty good workout on his own.

What do you do to get a workout in on your busy days?

What is your favorite summer fruit?

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