Monday, July 29, 2013

Margin Monday

Time flies if you're having fun or not - learn to build in margin!!
Here we are at the last of our July series of learning more about adding time and balance to our lives.  Yes, this month has flown by and we’re almost in August!!!  How has it been going for you thus far?  Have you begun to implement little seeds of time-planting into your daily life? 

Today we’re going to look at adding exercise time into your life.  As much as we’d all love to have the luxury of spending time at the gym (and as a personal trainer and Pilates Reformer instructor I’m the first to recommend gym time to get your body in shape), sometimes you just can’t get there.  Now… let me preface that by saying that is NOT those lame excuse reasons for not going – I’m tired, it’s raining, it’s a day ending in a Y… I actually (promise, this is true) had a client once not show because her son’s pet hamster died, and her son was 17.  Sorry, that one just didn’t cut the mustard.  

But there are legit reasons on occasion when you just can’t get there – sick child, last minute work, car issues, major league storms (and I do mean major, not a little rain or snow),etc.  Today I’m going to give you an abs exercise that can be done anytime, anywhere… so it will eliminate the guilt for not working out, while eliminating the excuse of not working out – this only takes a few minutes. 

I found this from a Men’s Health email, and while it’s demonstrated by a guy, it’s certainly very applicable to us as well.  As always, consult with your doctor before doing any exercise program.  It’s called a Lateral Wall Run, and if done properly (watch the video closely and listen carefully), its one exercise that I’m going to be adding to my own repertoire. 

In addition to this, when you practice Pilates you can always do a few of those exercises at home when you can’t get to the gym.  There’s no reason you can’t run up and down your stairs, do some pushups, planks and stretches at home.  While you won’t have the advantages and benefits of being with your trainer or in a group session, you still can keep your routine on target.  And by planting these little exercise “seeds” throughout your day, along with the standard things like parking at a distance in the lot, taking stairs instead of the elevator, walking at lunchtime, etc. you will begin to see and feel the results.  

We reap what we sow in all areas of life, so… sow seeds of balance and exercise for a healthier, calmer and more balanced life. Work those determination and stick-to-it exercise seeds today, wild women!



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