We’re thinking about liberation, the pandemic, justice, school reopening, elections and so
many more important things. It’s ok if fitness isn’t on the top of your list right now, in fact, it would be kind of weird if it was. At the same time, your physical and mental health is more important than ever - you probably know that - and so you’re left with competing demands for your time and energy.
Here are 4 ways to get in a workout when it's not at the top of your to-do list:
Walk + Learn. Schedule 30 mins a few times a week to walk and listen to books/podcasts on anti-racism. Ibram X Kendi’s Stamped from the Beginning is available for free on Spotify.
Order In + Work Out. If you do take-out sometimes, order food from a Black-owned restaurant near you, commit to use that extra time for a quick work out! There are many easy apps and tools to find Black-owned restaurants.
Drop the All/Nothing Attitude. You don’t need to work out for 60 minutes for it have health benefits. Whatever you can do each day - 2 extra blocks on the dog walk, 10 pushups after a meeting, whatever - is so much better than nothing. (Shameless plug coming in 3, 2, 1...) If you’re looking for the best workout you’ve ever had in 30 minutes, try a Strong30 class with me. 😛
Move + Meditate. Exercise sometimes takes a back seat to other healthy habits. Why not combine them?! Walking meditation is a great practice to calm your mind and move your body. The internets has all kinds of free resources for walking meditation some traditional and some more relaxed. And if running’s your thing, check out the free Head Space guided runs on the Nike+ App!