One of the biggest challenges that many of us face when trying to get fit and healthy is time. But being short on time doesn’t make it impossible, you just have to get creative and do what you can with what you have.
For days when there just don’t seem to be enough hours, I do a kitchen workout. No, I am not talking about just moving a spoon around a pan. See, eating is a given. I know that I will eat, but exercise isn’t always guaranteed. I mean, I don’t feel like passing out if I miss a workout one day. So, whilst I am cooking, there are so many things I can be doing to utilise that time in between stirring and chopping. Whilst it won’t be as intense as a gym workout or a run, it is better than nothing and sometimes that is all we can ask of ourselves.
Here is my kitchen workout.
- Counter-top push ups
- Squats (I do 10 squats every time I go to get something out of the fridge, oven or cupboard)
- Lunges (especially good if you drop a lot of stuff like me)
- Jumping Jacks
- Left lifts (put one leg behind you and pulse it and then change to do the other leg)
- Weights (use cans or bottles that you have in the kitchen to do some bicep curls)
- Plank (I usually do these if I am waiting for something quick like the kettle or microwave)
- Towel Stretch (Hold a towel at both ends in different hands above your head or behind your back and use it to stretch)
You really don’t have to beat yourself up over how little time you have - we are all very busy so we really do have to just do what we can. Focus on what you are eating and fit in exercise where ever you can and importantly, have fun with it.
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