After we linked to our last open thread on midday workouts, a bunch of readers expressed an interest in having another discussion on how to fit workouts into a busy day. For my own $.02, in my ideal world I get my exercise out of the way first thing in the morning, my socializing in with friends in the evening, with a long day in between to do lots of work.
But of course, that’s easier said than done. You may have work commitments in the morning, or prefer to use the time for other personal development. And as a new mother, the thing I’ve realized since having a baby is that your concept of “me time” changes drastically once you have a kiddo. Particularly that “morning/evening” time — if it isn’t already committed to work, that time quickly becomes blocked as “family time” — either because you genuinely want to see your child(ren), or you literally have no one else on hand to care for them (unless you have a nanny around the clock, lucky you). So a midday workout is the only way a lot of people can fit in exercise at all.
So if you have to have a midday workout, here are a few ideas: [Read more…]