Then life steps in and sends those plans down the drain. You have to work late. You can't get on the machine you were counting on at the gym. You simply had a hectic day and are pressed for time.
What do you do? Scratch all plans for working out? Eat a big supper and flip on the TV?
No! You go to Plan B.
Your Plan B workout may not be perfect. It may not be exactly what you wanted to do. And it may not be your longest or toughest workout of the week. But it is just enough to maintain your physical and mental health,
So plan ahead and always know what your Plan B will be. Here are some examples:
- Have exercise bands or hand weights ready for a quick, light toning workout.
- Do a brief abs-only workout, mixing in different core exercises.
- Do 50 repetitions of three major exercises, such as squats, pushups and leg lifts.
- Do 15 minutes of yoga stretches and poses.
- Have your favorite YouTube exercise video ready to play.
The point of a having a Plan B is realizing that doing a little is better than doing nothing at all. Understand that It's okay to have a Plan B and not set some kind of record with every workout.
Having a Plan B keeps you in the habit of exercising and ultimately leads to a healthier and less frustrating lifestyle.