I know, I know. We’re supposed to make time to exercise. Yeah, right. Maybe in a perfect world.
I’m a fairly consistent little exerciser. I alternate cardio days with strength training days. I stretch. I try and get my 10,000 steps in. Blah, blah, blah.
But sometimes I get hopelessly bored and/or my workload seems too overwhelming. Guess which item on my To Do list gets jettisoned faster than Tebow from the Broncos roster? (See what I did there?)
But I heard a little piece of advice when I was chatting with Bob Harper the other day. Well, not so much chatting as watching him on TV. But that’s quibbling. He told me that when things get busy or I’m traveling, all I really need to do is three sets (although five would be better) of 20 jumping jacks, 20 lunges, and 20 push-ups.
I don’t remember much, but this morning when I was feeling rushed, I remembered this. So I took his advice. I could only do 40 push-ups, so for my third set I did 20 bicep curls then held plank position until I collapsed. Even with stretching, the entire workout only took 15 minutes. And I bet — if I really put my mind to it — I could do another three sets this afternoon. Or even in front of the TV tonight.
What do you think? What do you do when you feel too busy to exercise?