Working from home involves a lot of sitting on your tush. It’s no secret that finding time to exercise can be considered somewhat challenging.
Yes I know, I could wake up early and workout, but…it’s hard enough to wake up early, 5 am, to work!
Right before the kids wake. 2 hours before if I’m lucky. Some days my body doesn’t even allow me to wake up that early. I usually regret it later in the day when I’m scrambling to get things done (if only the dishes did themselves) .
If only. If only.
I may not stick to any work out regime despite trying various kinds. Home and gym! But I still manage to get my tush off the chair and out the door. Part of this is our nomad lifestyle and part of it is having kids.
Little kids. Ya sit down and the second your about to sit, like millimeters from the chair cushion someone yells that they need something or you have to go direct. Try this 1000 times during the day and there you have your thigh work out for the day.
Some of my friends are able to pull the gym early in the morning or after their workday. Phew. I don’t know how they do it. It’s hard enough for me to stick to a dang schedule daily. Being a digital nomad I like to have flexibility in my day to day since you never know what’s going to come your way!
So finding new inventive ways to get in some daily exercise has become a favorite pastime of mine. Cuz you know:
Sure constantly chasing the kids around the house and making sure my son doesn’t eat anything unfavorable EVERY second of the day gets me moving, but it gets old fast.
I always picture myself has an avid runner. I see other people running and I think to myself “Yea look at them in their awesome running clothes and shoes. I could do that. The freedom to run wherever with some music to jam to.
So it goes well for about a …..day. Cause suddenly I realize two minutes into the run that my legs and lungs are screaming at me. And I remember how much I hate running unless I’m doing it for fun. Like playing frisbee.
So today I found a new fun way to get some exercise. Though the thought of it is much more appealing than actually doing it.
A friend gave us one of those bike trailers that holds your kids. We had tried a year ago to convince our daughter to give passively riding along with us and it was a complete and utter fail. So although sceptical we went and put the trailer together and strolled it around the block with the kids inside, all strapped in like their lives depended on it.
They enjoyed it and I hope and look forward to attaching it to my bike and taking it for a spin with the kiddos. Maybe take along my computer and stop for a break and do some work! Here in Seattle we have a plethora of great places to ride, one of them being the Burke Gilman bike trail. I haven’t actually done it in the 5+ years that I have lived here. Crazy I know.
I’m afraid I don’t have much in the way of tips for this post but I thought it fun to see how others manage to get some workouts in to keep healthy and active.
As far as a list for those of you who feel completely in the dark I have it here for you:
Things you can do to remain active as a nomad:
- Workout videos
- Lunges between gates
- Climb a tree
- Rock climb
You can always get super creative with working out if you’re not afraid of looking weird to the onlookers around you. I dare ya!
Working out doesn’t have to be boring, get outside and find adventure!
Just one of the many benefits to being a nomad. Work anywhere and just have fun while you work out.