Recently had a couple of days where I started running, figuratively…not literally, before I woke up, and my feet were still moving, again – figuratively…not literally, well after I went to bed. Days like that make stopping to eat tough let alone getting a workout in.
The first key to making your crazy day still a successful day is realizing it’s a crazy day. For me, on days like this, I look at my watch and just cannot accept that it is the time it really is. If workouts are part of a daily routine, mayhem might get in the way of your workout. This is where the awareness of your crazy day comes into play. If it is looking like Planet Fitness might not be in the cards for that day, there are a bunch of things that can be done to compensate. Park further away so you can get some extra steps in, take the stairs rather than the elevator or escalator, bouncing up and down on your tip toes even gets a little workout in focused on specific muscle groups in your legs. Standing behind the desk, going to a further restroom in your office, a couple pushups and jumping jacks are also easy to do anywhere.
I always go for the best and try to get to the gym, but always have a backup plan JUST in case!