In all reality, the days of having 60 minutes to dedicate to our fitness is just about nonexistent for many of us. Commitments to family, friends, work and all the other things that life likes to throw at us keeps us busy. Who has the time or energy to knock out an hour of exercise and not feel guilty about it?
That is part of the problem, right? Not just the time, but the guilt of thinking about yourself instead of your commitments. It is selfish! Many of us have been taught that you need to take care of your responsibilities, family and life situations first. You are last.
Let me poses this question to you. If you don’t take the time to take care of yourself, how can you or anyone else expect you to take care of them or perform at your best?
When we are overworked, over committed, stressed, and unfit we do not perform at our best.
You don’t have to schedule 60 minutes every day to workout, to reap the benefits that it offers. Fit in what works for you, anything is better than nothing at all. A 15-minute walk or run may not feel like it is doing a lot for you physically wise, which it is, but it does also help with stress levels which can help with your mood. Strength training doesn’t have to take forever, do a circuit that incorporates compound movements to target all your muscle groups to get an effective workout in a shorter amount of time. Do a higher intensity workout for 15 to 20 minutes while the kids are napping or during your lunch break if you are really wanting to feel like you worked out for an hour.
Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68q0Mbq0NaM for a free HIIT video that you can do at your convenience and place of choosing.
Hi guys!! Welcome to my thoughts and just some health information that I hope you can use! Let me just state this now. I am not a writer, English major, or even a blogger, so there will be mistakes in here.