I have been struggling for a while about finding the time to work out. I have always worked out in the morning, but after having my twins morning is the time for precious sleep. I get up at 6am so I can get the early train to work in order to get home for dinner time with the family. So working out in the morning means very early. I know people do it. I have been talking to many people to work up the motivation and conviction to do it.
So this past Tuesday I got up at 5am and did 45 minutes of Power Yoga in my kitchen/playroom/livingroom. I listened to a podcast of a yoga instructor in Chicago, but he was trained in Cambridge by Baron Baptiste so it is the same style of yoga I love. It felt great after.
Today I did it again. Today was harder. It is hard to stay focused. I miss the heat of the yoga studio. But there isn’t time to drive to a studio. So I’m sure I’ll get used to this.
But the other way I am milking time is walking stairs. At work I get off at the 8th floor and walk up to 18th where my office is located. My friend at work @soniachung turned me onto this. It is energizing. My goal is to do that three times a day – so far I have only made it twice a day. I should start scheduling meetings with Sonia and hold them in the stairwell. That is the easiest way to do the stairs – talking to someone the whole way up. The alternative way I have been doing this is listening to music very loud on my iPod. Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin and Ozzy are good for that.
So I am not working out like I used to, but I am milking the time I can to squeeze it in. I’m ok with this for now.