You hear people say all the time, “I would love to work out, I just don’t have the time!” The thing is, we don’t buy it. Out of 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week, I think you have to be looking for ways not to have time to squeeze a one-hour workout in three times a week. We’re thinking you will never find time – you have to make time for the things you want. So, don’t compromise what you want most for what you want now.
Here are 4 brilliant ideas for working out that will keep your body searching for more and leave you feeling great!
Get Up Early
What time are you get- ting up now, 7:30? Wake up an hour earlier and reap the benefits of an early morning run. Studies show that raising your heart rate early in the morning gives you a rush of endorphins, which will lighten your mood all day! Bonus: Once you get home from work this evening, you won’t feel guilty all night while you hang out watching American Idol.
From 12-1 everyday, you can make the commitment that this is your workout time and it won’t be messed with. You might be surprised how supportive your co-workers are over this decision. Within a few short weeks, if they see you in the office during those hours, they will notice and comment wondering why you aren’t at the gym!
Are you finding your- self getting home and watching the Kardashians or Survivor? Can the reality TV and spend some time getting a great strength training sesh in. Chalean Extreme or Shawn T will be calling your name before you know it and your body will crave the sweet feeling of SORE as you head to bed each night.
Instead of heading out for a beer (or cosmos), get the girls together and spend your quality time on a run or in a yoga studio! Stud ies show that working out together builds a stronger bond in friend- ship and builds account- ability. Bonus – You can lean on each other when you are thinking about bowing out!
Workout of the Day
In teams of two, row as many meters as possible in 14 minutes:
Set the Concept 2 erg for 500 meter intervals with 20 seconds of rest between intervals, and switch partners every 500 meters.