"You don't understand my schedule.... I work, go to school, and have kids to tend to. I don't have time to workout!" I've heard this many times when talking to people about fitness. We all seem to think our schedule is plagued by the most hectic tasks God could place on a human being. Well I've got some suggestions to help! Below we're going to look at few techniques you can use to get fit in between changing diapers or finishing that report your boss wants on his desk by noon.
1. POMODOROS: Probably the most efficient technique you can use to get your work and workout done at the same time. Pomodoros technique requires you to turn off your smart phone and your Facebook, set a timer and work undistracted for 25 minutes at a time. At the end of the 25 minutes take a 5 minute break from work. Normally during this 5 minute break you would do whatever you want, but today you're going to do 10 push-ups, 25 crunches, and 25 squats. After 10 sets your work should be done and you should be feeling beat! (adjust repetitions, sets, and times according to ability).
2. SUPERSETS: This technique is best applied when you have some free time but not quite enough for your usual workout. You can do exercises back to back without any rest in between. This way you get the workout in faster and your heart rate tends to stay elevated due to the lack of rest. Great way to rev your metabolism before your next appointment.
3. MEAL PREP: By now, you should know that NuEnergy is primarily focused on the foods you consume. Meal prepping makes it easier for you to eat healthy throughout the week by preparing your foods on a day you're not as busy, let's say Sundays (I like to do Thursdays as well). This way, during the week all you have to do is grab and go. If you have your foods with you, you will be less tempted by that dollar menu on your commute. *Breakfast is the only meal I make fresh everyday*
Give these techniques a try and know that there is someone out there who understands your schedule!