Excuses are like booty holes…everyone has one and they all STINK!
When it comes to your fitness and health, there are no excuses, just a lack of priority. Let’s be honest. We have 24 hours in our day, if we work for 8, commute for 1, spend 2 hours eating, 1 hour getting ready, 1 hour cooking, 2 hours solely focused on your family, and sleep for an entire 8 hours, that’s only 22 hours! That leaves us all 2 hours – and again, let’s be honest…how many of us cook for 1 hours every day? Or get 8 hours of sleep? So realistically, we have the time, we choose to spend our time doing other things.
It’s recommended that we move our body 30-60 minutes every single day. I make it a realistic goal for 3-4 times a week, to use those spare two hours for a workout! If things are really hectic and making it to the gym is a struggle, I have found an app that I can utilize right in my own living room! Nike Training Club builds a workout for you. You select everything from the type of workout you want to do [Get Lean, Get Toned, Get Strong, or Get Focused] that have different aerobic levels, to your level [beginner, intermediate, or advanced] and the time you are looking for [15, 30, or 45] and then it tells you when to do various exercises and even provides videos of each move just in case you need help. It’s a trainer in my back pocket but it’s FREE!
I also like taking this to the gym with me. I do a warm up on a cardio machine, and with my headphones plugged in, fire up my app. It’s prompts me thru my headphones, which is a pretty fun game because no one else knows what is going on and you look like a total badass! haha!
Fitness shouldn’t feel like torture. And if you’re traveling for the holidays, these are easy way to still be active [especially since we all tend to eat more this time of year. Burning off what you can is super important so we have to tack on 10 more pounds to our list to lose in the new year! Have fun with it! Make it a family affair!
What do you and your family do to stay active during the holidays?