Do you live a balanced life? I do, when all of the stars are aligned. But when there's a star out of place, watch out world!
We all have a lot to balance everyday from work, school, family, friends, fitness, nutrition, errands...you name it. When your schedule gets out of sync because of a sick kid, a broken down car, bad weather, a long day at school or work, an unexpected errand or favor, what's the first thing to go?
When my days got out of whack, my workouts used to be the first thing cut from my to-do list. I was an "all or nothing" kind of girl in terms of my fitness. But no longer. If I don't have the time to go to the gym or to complete my entire workout, I look for ways to modify.
Here are some of the things I do:
- Take a couple of trips up and down the stairs
- Complete a few body weight circuits (Like: Push ups, squats, tricep dips, planks, forward and reverse lunges)
- Work in a shorter session in my home gym (consisting of light weights, a spinning bike, and pull up bar)
- Go for a walk or bike ride
- Workout to a DVD
I am a firm believer that on a busy day, or any day for that matter, that it is OK to make time to take care of yourself. Be selfish. Be creative. A healthier you will make you a better employee, student, friend, spouse, or parent (or maybe even all of the above).
The next time you find yourself too busy to workout, plan ahead and move from all or nothing to all or something.
"To keep your balance, you must keep moving." -Einstein.