If you’ve been struggling to get into a consistent fitness routine, consider simplifying things. We tend to think “it doesn’t count” if we don’t workout for at least a certain amount of time, or a certain number of days per week. False.
Here’s the truth:
Something > nothing.
One day > zero days.
That means if you only get in 10 minutes of activity, you’ve just beat all the days you did no activity. If you exercised one day this week, that’s better than the weeks you didn’t exercise at all. See? We make this all too hard, so simplify it!
This month, I challenge you to MOVE.
Unmotivated? Try 5 x 5
If you’re struggling to start or maintain a regular workout routine, think small. Try this: just move for 5 minutes. Later in the day, do it again. If you do this a total of 5 times throughout the day, you’ve done a 25-minute workout! If you only get in one or two 5-minute blocks, you still did something that day!
Motion is lotion (for joints)
Even if you’re rocking your regular workouts, you may be feeling achy or creaky. Try adding 5 minutes of mobility work each day. Do it first thing in the morning, in the evening before bed, or add it before or after your workout. If you’re not exercising regularly, a daily dose of mobility work is a great place to start.
Need ideas? Try one of these mobility routines:
Not only is sunshine a mood-booster, it actually helps reduces stress hormones — and when you get out in the morning hours, it helps reset your body clock so you sleep better at night. You may even find it helps you have more overall energy.
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