Everyone is short on time and long commutes do not help with this! To fit in some strength training on the freeway, I have created a series of arm movements (one at a time, of course) that I can do while driving. These involve pulsing pushing arm circles etc. Just put on some music and experiment!
Use one arm at a time and work on it until you can't keep it in the air any longer - I try to do at least 5 minutes on each arm. Mix and match a varierty of movements that target different muscles. Just be sure the other hand is on the wheel at all times. Inspired by Tracy Anderson arm workout.
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The best thing I ever bought was the elliptical. Having it at home has made my exercise time truly just the actual workout time. No added minutes for commute. No worrying about what anyone else thinks. Just doing it.
If I had to add in the commute time I often would have decided I didn't have the time.
After baby #2 came along, it seemed I was always flustered and running late. I realized my day planning needed a reality check!
The solution? For 2 weeks I timed routine activities whenever possible. For example, I tracked: -The average time of morning and evening commute -Average time per night to bathe kids -Average time to dress kids -Average time to cook dinner -Average time to clean up each night -Average time per grocery trip (still tracking)
Time it down to the minute and log it in Excel, then average it over time. The time you spend doing this will pay off big in your ability to better plan your day and week. Its also an eye-opener to see where you could scale back.
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