We’ve all got the same 24 hours in a day, but sometimes, it just doesn’t feel like enough! The hardest part of a challenge isn’t always the workouts (although those are hard too!), but rather taking the time to integrate your workouts into your day.
Chief Instructor Astrid Swan is no stranger to a crazy calendar. Celebrity trainer, wife, and mom of TWO kiddos, she’s got to run a tight ship. Here are her tips to fit everything in – including time for yourself.
- Schedule your workouts like you make all the rest of your important appointments.
Especially in a pre-covid world, we’d schedule our doctor’s appointments, hair cuts/colors, and dinners with friends. Your workouts are no different. If it is blocked off in your schedule (some of my clients put it down as THERAPY/ME TIME/SELF CARE), you can arrange the rest of your day around it.
I always joke, my hair might look a mess, but my mind, body, and soul feel amazing post-workout!
- Get your family or quarantine friend group to commit to daily workouts with you!
I always have my daughter join the beginning of my workouts with me! She knows the routine and loves to help get my shoes, water, and towel and refers to the workouts as “Up Downs” (Translation, burpees!!!).
With our Barry’s At Home, you can connect with your loved ones over zoom to get the workout in and keep each other accountable! After, you can bond over how much sweat you were able to achieve and how crazy the instructor might have been during that one block. Not that I would know anything about that!
Having someone to do this with helps you stay honest and supported!
- Reach out to your instructors
We love to help motivate you and keep you on course! I am famous for sending texts, DM’s, and shoutouts for goals. At Barry’s, we are your family; we are your support system, we are your motivation, we only want the best for you!
- Make no excuses
If you know that by the end of the day, you just don’t have the stamina to get a workout in, then make the commitment to wake up early! Yes, the snooze button seems tempting but DO NOT USE IT!
My number one rule is never hit snooze!
Get up, take a deep breath, and be grateful that you are alive and able to move! You might still feel tired the first 5-minutes into the workout, but you will be thrilled with how much energy you have the rest of the day and how much more productive you are with your daily tasks of multitasking everything life throws at you during these crazy times!