Many of my friends have been asking me as they face down their resolutions (I told them to word them as I will instead of I want to...commit!), how I find time to work out with two littles and a full time job outside the house. For me it is a scheduled event...like a meeting at work. I put in on the schedule and barring any illness it gets done! After giving them the simple reply of "I wake up at 4am" and receiving the usual eye rolls and no ways, I decided to see how non-morning people could get creative and still get fit! Here are just a few suggestions I have found can work if you are pinched for time...and daycare!
Lunch runs...Now yes this does require a little planning the night before and can vary depending on how much time you have for lunch. I have 25 minutes and have been squeezing in a 5k in that time. I wear my base layer under my work clothes so I'm like Superman changing! When I get back to my classroom, it's Showerpill to the rescue and then I'm back teaching. It has really be fun doing these runs and they get me out in the sunshine which is clutch in the winter!
quiz to find your profile and they will just email the workouts right to you so that you can complete the 21-Day Challenge! How easy is that?
Involve the kids...I am always looking for ways, especially now that it is winter and freezing, to build in activity during the day so that the girls are moving those little bodies. We hike, dance around the house, and play games that get us moving. This past weekend we headed down to see my family and we joined up at the pool. The girls played with their cousins and I snuck in some laps...which by the way are far harder than anyone makes them look! Yikes! I reached the wall and thought...My goodness now I have to go back?
What advice would you give someone that is looking to squeeze fitness into their busy schedule?