Okay, the title is a little bit deceiving. But since I am working shifts, and I don’t always have time to do a full work out, mostly because I’m lazy to wake up early, or do it very late, so I made up a few small things, that I can add to my routine and still reach my move goal (thank you Apple Watch, for helping me figure out these move goal things).
- Take the stairsSeriously, it is so effective. I take the stairs from the underground too. It is long, and painful, but it burns off some extra calories, and all the people behind and in front of you do set a pace that you need to keep. Also if you have stairs on your work, take them, instead of the elevator. Not a big deal.
- Stand in the public transportThis one is tricky because you need to have balance and you need to keep your core tight so you won’t fall. But especially if it is crowded, like London, you can fall, and others will catch you. And honestly, who would mind standing, when they were sitting for 8 full hours?
- WalkDon’t take take the bus if it’s less than 10 minutes walking distance. Or get off early. Just get in some extra moves, that you wouldn’t normally do. It is a small thing, but it’s helpful. Trust me.
- Don’t snackEspecially in my workplace, snacking is something everyone does. We always have food on display. Extra calories, no workout and sitting. Worst combination ever. Instead I usually take tea and sip that instead of a snack. Or if you are really hungry just choose a healthy one like nuts, or a fruit.
- Eat smartThis is kind of an extra, but if you don’t plan on working out, don’t eat the chocolate, or the fries or the pizza. Get veggies and chicken or salad. If you plan on working out, eat whatever you want. (Just make sure you burn it off.)
- Don’t stressThe worst thing you can do is worry over working out, and rushing into a workout unprepared. If you don’t feel like it, don’t do it. People say sometimes: “You will feel better after.” But ultimately you know your body. If you feel like you need to rest up, rest up, and fuel yourself. Let your body rest, it will thank it later. Just listen to it. It’s okay to take a break as long as you don’t completely quit. Just give yourself a few days off, but still make sure, you at least work out on the weekends.
The bottom line is enjoy the workout and do it on your terms. There is no point of working out quickly but ineffectively or in a wrong way so you end up injured. Rather wait for a day when you have time and if you decide to go for it be there 200%.