We don’t ever have enough time. We’re constantly pulled in a thousand different directions; work, clients, family, personal obligations, and kids activities. I’m guessing you probably don’t have enough time to read this article! Yet if we somehow make time to workout, we’ll have more energy, right?! But here’s the issue: everyone agrees its good for us, and it’s important, but by the time you leave the office, drive to the gym, change clothes, workout, maybe change again, and head home or back to work that’s two hours of your day you could’ve used to get some other pressing issue done or spent at your child’s game. What if I told you it didn’t have to be that way?
The answer to the problem is something I like to call “Exercise Snacks”. In other words thirty minutes in and out of the gym. I can tell you without hesitation, this works!
A couple months ago I realized I couldn’t spend an hour lifting weights, swimming or running in the middle of the week. I have responsibilities just like everyone else. I was falling behind and it was incredibly frustrating. I didn’t want to give up my workouts because I need to be in shape and I’d like to do another triathlon this summer. I decided I needed to shorten my workouts down to the bare essentials. What are the most important boxes to check off? I need to work on upper body pulling strength, strong abs, strong hamstrings and glutes, lower body endurance, and running and swimming efficiency and technique. I set a limit that no strength session will exceed 30 minutes and no swim or run during the week will exceed 20 minutes. These will be my “exercise snacks”!