I used to work in a law firm as a Paralegal, and I would fill my lunch break with a great walk. I would eat before I left for my walk and then walk the entire hour. It was a GREAT way to eat healtier (because I brought my own lunch when everyone else went out for lunch) and then I would walk it all off! It also gave me more energy to finish my day at the firm. I loved it and looked forward to it every day!
At my job, I have 2-15 minute breaks and a 30 minute lunch, I use every minute for a high intensity workout, I walk 4 miles in this time period, and then I eat every 2 hours at my desk, but always healthy foods that will keep my energy up. This leaves my entire evening open to spend with my son! And if we work out at night together, with a walk, or the park, then I have more exercise in...this is a great suggestion!
It's a good stress reliever to get out and walk. This sounds so much more realistic to me and makes alot of sense. I think we can all take 10 minutes for ourselves a few times a day. Thanks for the advice.
"All or nothing" left me opting for "nothing" too often, so I've always used this method. It not only gets me exercising regularly, but I find that if I tell myself "If you just do 10 minutes then that's better than nothing" that I actually wind up sticking with it longer. Starting is the hardest part, especially on something like the elliptical trainer. Once I've gone that long, it's often easy for me to continue up to 30 minutes or more. But even if don't work out as long as I'd like, it's easy to squeeze in 10 or 15 minutes a couple of times a day and that really is better than nothing. If I can do 3 sets with free weights, or go half a mile on the elliptical, or even just do some crunches, I wind up doing something every day, even on those days where I don't stop and commit long periods. It still burns calories and makes me stronger and it even gives me energy.
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