This is the most common excuse (yes, it is an excuse, not a reason!) for not getting enough exercise. Just 30 minutes of exercise a day can make such a difference in your weight loss progress and general health.
Lunchtime workouts are a perfect fit for those who won’t exercise once they get home. They can help you clear your mind, improve your mood and also give you a boost of energy for the afternoon. It does require a bit of planning. Pack a lunch, put your tennis shoes and/or gym bag in the car and write it on your schedule. Get creative, it can be something as simple as a walk around the parking lot or a short list of exercises you can do in your office.
If lunch-hour won’t work, but you can find small pockets of time throughout the day, try putting those 10 minute breaks to work for you! Keep it mixed up—vary your intensity and location on the cardio workouts and change the order of your strength training exercises. Pencil in something like this and see if it could work for you!
♦ Day 1: Three 10-minute cardio workouts
♦ Day 2: Two-three 10-minute strength workouts
♦ Day 3: Two-four 10-minute cardio workouts
♦ Day 4: Rest or easy walk
♦ Day 5: Two 10-minute cardio workouts, one 10-minute strength workout
♦ Day 6: Two 10-minute strength workouts, one 10-minute cardio workout
No need to visit a gym for these, exercises that use body weight or tubing would be perfect for home or office.
Is the gym on your way home from work? It might be a great way to work out the tension that has built up during the day. We offer classes Monday through Thursday in the late afternoon/evening. Or sign up to train for a 5 or 10K event! Jim Bradley will be teaching a seminar on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. to help you reach that goal.
Those that take the time to schedule exercise into their busy days will be the first ones across the finish line!