by Carrie Jurney DVM DACVIM (Neuro)
As much as I would love to say that I work out every day, it just ain't so. I try and I usually hit 4 or 5 workouts a week, which I feel okay about. My running coach schedules me for six workouts- it's an awesome week when I manage all six.
But, as I've gotten older I've noticed I have to do some stuff daily or I hurt all the time. So every morning while the shower is heating up I try to do a mini-workout. Some weeks its planks, or trying to do pushups (I suck at pushups). Other weeks its leg lifts and bridges. This week it has been squats- at least 40. It takes less than two minutes, and even if I don't get to my workout, I did something and I don't feel 90 years old when I'm trying to pick up a down dog at work.
Amusingly, my husband caught me the other morning (we don't usually get ready at the same time) and declared I was a crazy person. Apparently naked squats in the bathroom is not normal behavior to some people. I told him that I've always been crazy, and he's the one who picked me so what does that say about him.
Regardless of how crazy it probably looks, maybe try a quickie bathroom workout this week? Clothing optional.
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