Got 10 minutes? (or three, for that matter?) You can fit in a workout. You know your body and your schedule better than anyone else. That makes you the pro. So, go for it! Anything you can do to challenge yourself, get moving, throw a little fun, pizzazz and — yes, maybe some sweat — into your everyday routine will contribute to your fitness and sense of well-being.
Grab some music in between whatever else you’re doing, throw it on, and move.
Bam. It’s that simple. Just. Move.
Got a stairway? You can use that first step or two. Cans of soup? Grab those. Nothing? That’s cool too — you’ve got a little thing called “bodyweight” that’s all you need to give yourself a little resistance. Be imaginative. Be brave! If no one’s home, do whatever, and if someone’s there who might think you’re headed round the twist, recruit that person to join you. Chances are, you’ll have a new workout buddy, someone in your corner, and a good laugh (or pant) together.
Have fun. Go for it.
My “Wedged-In-Workout” today:
I grabbed an Ian Hunter CD (look it up, youngsters: You’re Never Alone With A Schizophrenic, 1979), played the first three tracks, and called it a wrap. OK, it was 12 minutes, but ending with “Cleveland Rocks” is so worth an extra few.
“Just Another Night” — dance, do a few squats, wave your arms around, you know.
“Wild East” — punching. It’s a slow beat, which means you can throw in a lot of rhythms (think: 1-2, 1-2-3)
“Cleveland Rocks” — Jump-ups (remember the stairs?) lunges, pushups against the wall… now you get the idea!
What works for YOU?