Another day passed by yesterday and if you didn’t get your workout in, and you’re pissed off and disappointed about it, today’s email will probably be music to your muscles.
Here’s the situation: You have the best of intentions about getting your workouts in, but then a million and one distractions come along, and you act as though ALL of them are important. Then, when you woke up this morning, how did it really feel to know that you checked Facebook and Instagram 2,000 times, or that you watched hours of television, or that you didn’t even get a five-minute workout in, much less one that goes for an hour or more?
Well, let me tell you what el Furecat doth do, so you can follow along.
On the days wherein I can workout for an hour or longer, hallelujah.
But if I am failing to get my workout in because I have too much writing to do, or other projects and commitments, I will do microtized (yes, that’s my word) workouts throughout the day that run anywhere from 30 seconds to 10 minutes.
Here’s how it worketh:
7 AM – Wake up – but do not get out of bed. Instead, do a few minutes of isometrics or joint loosening exercises.
8 AM – Walk dogs (20 minutes)
9 AM – Do one round of tai chi long form – 8 minutes – then get to work
11 AM – Take a break – reward myself with another round of tai chi – 8 minutes
1 PM – Time for a lunch break – before eating hang from pull-up bar for 60 seconds
2 PM – Do another round of tai chi
3 PM – Hang upside down for a minute
4 PM – Do one set of Hindu pushups
5 PM – Do one set of Hindu squats
6 PM – Punch the heavy bag for one minute
Get the idea?
Use exercise as a reward.
You did a bit of work, good going, you animal.
Now do a set of pushups, squats, sit-ups or bar hangs. Then get back to work.
Such a lovely* way to go through the work day – mixing yin and yang; work (pain) and working out (pleasure). Or versa-vicey.
With this method, the el Furecat Method, your brain and body are continually being refreshed, the same way a cat or dog stretches all throughout the day (not all day long). You get to feel the pump of your muscles reversing the gravitational pull, your joints and tendons reconnecting.
This routine leaves no excuses… unless you want to fail, and I don’t think that is your objective.
So here’s what to do, on a platter: When you have an hour or two to train, wonderful. But when you don’t, use one stretch or one set of an exercise for 30 seconds or longer. Weave work around your workout schedule.
What do you think?
Any of you using a similar routine? I’d love to hear about it.
Kick ass – take names,
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