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Fit Tip: Have a Backup Plan

Even if you have the best intentions of waking up at 6 a.m. and going for a run, sometimes it just doesn't happen. You end up cheating on running to snuggle with your spouse, your kitty cat or your kids (maybe even all of the above).

These days when you choose to snuggle or just to sleep a bit more have a backup plan to fit fitness back into your routine. When you accidentally or purposely miss your workout, figure out a way to make it happen: walk for your lunch hour, run after work instead of going to happy hour, work out with your favorite fitness DVD after you put the kids to bed. Having a contingency plan means you can have your cake and eat it too have your snuggle time and still exercise. Do you have a plan?


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Spectra Spectra 9 years
I usually get up and work out right away, but if I don't, my backup plan is to do a mini workout after work instead. Usually, once I start my "mini" workout, it turns into a full-length one. And then I shower and relax!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
He he...this was me this AM...SNOOZY! So I'm going for my training walk tonite with my team mate. So now, not only do I have to make up for not going this morning, but I have someone to be accountable to so I make sure to go. :)
sldc sldc 9 years
I do evening after dinner walks when the heat is not unbearable.
NatureMadeLisa NatureMadeLisa 9 years
Walking at lunch is always a great way to get some exercise in each day.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
That's why I try to go for my hour long pick-me-up walk @ lunch everyday just in case something comes up and I can't make it to the gym after work!
sundaygreen sundaygreen 9 years
I find that, no matter what, if I set my alarm to 6am so that I can workout in the morning - I always hit the snooze button until 6.45 (when I have to get ready for work). So for me it's easier and more convenient to workout right after work - that way it becomes an extension of my 'work day' so to speak and when I'm done I can totally relax.
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