You just groaned when you read the title, didn’t you? No worries. I promise you that you are not about to read the post of a preachy, unsympathetic fitness fanatic. I get it: whether you juggle household hysteria, or battle it out in the cubicle jungle, your daily schedule is already FULL. Here are two (just 2!) of the tiny changes that I made when I began my fitness and weight loss journey.
1. Walk. Yes, it is that simple. Find ways to increase your daily steps. If your particular school allows it, walk your children to and from the door, rather than driving through the carpool line. Park away from store entrances, and walk around the aisles before you begin to shop. Fold your laundry in one room of the house, and walk it to another. I try not to be a “bleacher mom”; I walk around the track during practices (& yes, I still manage to cheer for my kiddo).
2. “TVcise.” What are you normally doing during your favorite TV shows? I would bet that you spend that time sitting and snacking. Am I right? My friends and I made dates with each other to connect, get moving, and enjoy our shows together. The treadmill and elliptical can get boring, but if you pair them with your favorite team or show, you’ll enjoy moving. You’d be amazed by how many miles or reps you can complete.
How do you sneak in exercise? Did you get moving today? You still have time 🙂 I’ll share more sneaky tips tomorrow.
Until next time,
This little gem came on during my run this morning…