In the fitness industry, we hear two common reasons for people not working out: not enough time and not enough support. (Of course, money, lack of access to trainers or gyms, fear of failure, and anxiety over body image are also factors.)
I get it. I’m a busy mom working several jobs, and sometimes just getting out of bed seems like a workout! But I never forget the effect that fitness has on my energy level: it makes me a better parent, wife, friend, employee, and personal trainer, so I try not to let even a day go by without a little bit of activity.
And truly, it’s amazing how easy it can be to fit it in when you stop thinking about the “work” part of a workout, and you start looking for ways to have fun and get fit at the same time.
A great example: head to the playground with your kids.
Playground Workouts for Busy Parents
Each station or play area represents a new opportunity to flex your muscles. You’ll sweat, the kids will have a blast playing with you, and when you go home, you’ll be so happy you made it happen!