Life is busy, schedules are crazy and even great intentions to exercise can be pushed off your plate faster than a 13 year old can text her ten closest BFFs.
My point is that you need a go-to, a back up, a “what happens if” workout plan for just those kind of screwy days.
Each week I plan a 2 runs that are 4 1/2 miles and then a longer run on Saturday and a shorter run of 2 1/4 miles after boot camp once a week. But then something happens. A kids gets sick, an early meeting sidelines my plans or I have to actually work and make some early morning calls that keeps me in my chair longer than I’d like and cuts my workout time.
So instead of bagging the entire workout I will shorten it and use one of my go-to routes. Right out my front door I have a 1 mile or 2 mile loop. If I can eek out 30 minutes before I have to get going I will run my 3 mile out and back. Having these routes in my back pocket takes the guesswork out of my quick workout. Sure they aren’t the most fun or interesting routes but they get the job done.
Not a runner? Then the next time you scrolling through the On Demand menu looking for something to watch, check out the sports and fitness area. There are some great 10-60 minutes exercise segments. Test a few out and have these as your go-to in a pinch. The Internet is a fantastic tool for quick workouts. Be sure to find a trainer that you connect with or a video that fits with your fitness level and have at it.
So the next time you see your workout slipping through your fingers, go to your go-to. You’ll be very happy that you did!
Now go run!