Today’s Mindset Minute is all about making room for fitness!
While we love running at Mom’s Running Club, we embrace all kinds of fitness, and our members do everything from running to walking to cross training!
So we get it: it can be hard to find time to get your workout in.
We are all working to find our own ways to fit in fitness.
Today’s Mindset Minute is about tricking your body (and your mind) into feeling fit and strong, in the busiest days you face!
Let’s dive in, this is meant to be a minute or less of reading!
Five minutes here, five minutes there.
If you don’t have a full thirty minutes or more for a good sweat session, you probably can still do a bit here, a bit there! Consider a five minute power walk, then later on do some core work, and in the evening a ten minute yoga session!
Power walk during practice (or rehearsal).
If your day totally got away from you and now you’re stuck in the car while your child has practice or rehearsal, instead of surfing Instagram, get out and power walk! Bonus points if you keep running shoes in your car for this very purpose.
TV time can be fitness time!
Your day is done and you really, really want to crash in front of the tv with your significant other. We totally get it! Go ahead and turn on a show, but while you’re watching, drop down and knock out some planks, hop up and do some squats, get some pushups going, maybe even grab some light hand weights. I promise you this: you won’t regret killing two birds with one stone this way, and it’ll also likely keep you from diving into the Ben & Jerry’s when the late night craving strikes, because you’ll feel so accomplished!
Embrace your household chores.
When you get home for the day, you may be thinking how awful it sounds to vacuum and do laundry but guess what? It’s movement! Instead of hating on it, think about how you can make it more physical, and more active. It might even help you knock out one more chore you might otherwise leave for tomorrow!
Phone a friend (and then do some isometrics).
Have you been meaning to catch up with your mom, or your best friend from college? Go for it! And then while you’re chatting, do some isometrics. Isometrics are static-hold exercises. You don’t need to be breathless or counting, but can hang out and just enjoy the burn while connecting with a loved one. Try wall sits, calf raises, squat holds, or even your favorite yoga poses!
There you go, which of these will you try next time your day gets away from you?
Oh and don’t forget: sometimes it’s just about doing a little something for you, that will make you feel better… and that’s not just okay, it’s encouraged. 🙂