No time or too tired to exercise?
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
- 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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