I’ve been feeling pretty gross lately with the drastic drop in workouts, increased time indoors hunched over a computer or textbook, and all the JUNK I’ve been eating during my late night study jams. But as I said before, I’ve been trying to tell myself it’s ok to do less if this is a particular short period in my life where things are nuts.
HOWEVER, yesterday something shifted. I was teaching a group of my peers a physical education lesson which included covering Alberta Educations 4 General Outcomes of PE which are; Activity, Benefits of Health, Cooperation, and Do it Daily…for Life.
As I spoke about the importance of teaching life long healthy habits to students my inner voice yelled “You gotta walk the walk!” In the next class I was assigned another big project and I told myself between homework and visiting grandma I didn’t have the time for a work out. But the minute I walked in the door that inner voice told me I could just go for 20 minutes. This would give me just enough time to make and eat dinner before I was expected at grandmas. I laced up my Mizuno’s and took off.
The point of this long soliloquy is that there are 101 reasons not to squeeze in a workout and I’ve got them all! But if I’m going to teach healthy living (and blog about healthy living), I need to be living healthy myself.
So dear readers- I would LOVE your tips and ideas for 15-20 minute workouts I could squeeze in to my schedule.
That said, let’s look at my week of workouts (it won’t take long).
Saturday- 5 softball games
We had our fall ball tournament on Saturday and played back to back games from 8:30 am- 4:00 pm. While softball is active, I don’t consider it a workout because I’m never moving consistently for more than 30 seconds-ish.
Sunday- Wednesday- Nothing
Thursday- 20 minute run
Man did this run feel good! I could almost feel my leg muscles singing happily and I wound up running this fast! I knew I only had 20 minutes and I wanted to get in as much distance as I could so I’m proud to say it was my fastest 2 miler ever. Woot! Woot!
How do you squeeze in workouts? (And don’t say get up earlier because by body refuses! HA ha!)
Any 15-20 minute workout ideas you want to share?