My friend Kara suggested I write about how to deal with moments when you’re forced to skip a workout. And I thought it was a good topic, so here we go.
My major thing (that I have to remind myself of sometimes) is to never beat myself up over anything. It’s just not worth it. Skipping a workout is one of those things. Sometimes life just happens and you don’t get to fit in a good workout of the day. You woke up late. You have a million things on your to do list. You have a work meeting and errands to run and a birthday party and dinner with your family. The list goes on. And on. And on. And on these days, your workout kind of loses it’s priority, right? And hey. Guess what? That’s okay. If you lead a healthy lifestyle most of the time, it’s certainly not going to kill you to take a day (or a few) off. You won’t instantly gain a bunch of weight. You won’t lose your muscle tone and those abs you’ve been working toward just like that. I think that’s the number one thing to remember. Although it’s easy to forget.
And just because you may have to skip a planned workout doesn’t mean you can’t make your whole day a workout! My favorite thing to do on super busy days when I can’t set aside some devoted time to a specific workout, is to just sprinkle in little workouts here and there throughout the day.
- Do squats while folding the laundry.
- Get down and plank while you wait for your coffee to brew.
- Lunge from one room to the other.
- Take the stairs (always)!
Little things like that will make your energy levels sore and also boost your mood on those days that don’t allow for much else! You know what they say, the little things add up! :)
So what are some ways you deal with having to skip a workout?
p.s. We’re off to San Jose for BlogHer today! It’s Sam’s first trip and I’m so excited about it. :) Follow along on Instagram (@katie_did_what). And check back next Thursday for a Larabar giveaway and a post all about staying healthy while traveling!
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