I just scoffed down a Wispa ice cream in less than 4 bites, and now I feel like an enormous heifer. Normally I would offset the guilt by going out for a run, or doing an extra 15 minutes of Pilates, but today is just so busy – I don’t know how I’m supposed to fit everything in!
It got me thinking about the best way to workout for busy professionals… trust me, I’ve tried everything.
1) Walk, run or cycle to work – this is obviously only an option if you live within walking, running, or cycling distance. And if you have showers in your offices, or a gym close by. If you can’t squeeze in some exercise on your way to work, how about getting off the bus a stop early? Or take the stairs instead of the lift when you get to work?
2) Get your workout while you work – use an exercise ball as an office chair. I tried this one! It’s supposed to strengthen your core and help with back problems, but I just kept falling off it, which is really awkward during conference calls.
3) You know that time in the evening, after work, but before dinner, I call it “Facebook Time”. Scrap that and go for a run. And then post a smug update about it.
4) Wake up an hour earlier and just get it done! I’ve found this method the most effective – it charges you up for the day and puts you in a great mood. AND, it makes you more conscious about what you eat throughout the rest of the day; you won’t want to ruin your good streak by pigging out.