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No time or too tired to exercise?

exercise fatigue

The age-old question:  When you set aside time to exercise and that time rolls around you’re just not feeling it, is it because of real, honest-to-Goddess fatigue, or are you stuck in a rut?  

It’s easy to make excuses for not working out – too tired, too busy, too stressed, too hungry, too sore…

Hey, you’re not alone!  I’ve been there too – countless times.  

Here’s what I do:  the 5-minute test.  

Start your work out.  After 5 minutes, if you still feel too (whatever), then you can stop.  

Most of the time, I think you’ll be surprised that you want to keep going.

Probably the exercise is just what you need.  Especially if you’re 

  • a little sore from a previous workout or a long day of sitting
  • stressed, depressed, tense, irritable, or anxious
  • lethargic
  • bloated with sluggish bowels

Your body needs and craves movement! 

Think of it more as playing, rather than “exercising.” 

You have nothing to lose but 5 minutes!  

Depending on my mood, I pick the movement I most feel like doing and just start.  For example, if I need something slower and more healing, I’ll chose yoga or mobility work, maybe some foam-rolling.  If I need to relieve some stress, I’ll go for a jog, do some high-tempo dancing, or practice martial arts.  

In the comments below, let me know what your favorite movements are, and how do you know when to take a break or push on through?  

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