PCS season is a whole new level of “busy.” It’s Busy: Level 1 Million; It’s “busy” on steroids.
So, how on Earth do you find time to workout when you’re packing boxes, deep cleaning the house, and keeping the kids (and pets) entertained? And then, overseeing the moving process, living out of a hotel, and keeping everyone sane?
Well … you don’t. Not exactly, anyway.
Instead of trying to find time to hit the gym, turn what you’re doing into your workout.
- Packing boxes? Do a few squats every time you fill a box.
- Deep cleaning the house? Turn on some tunes and dance while you clean.
- Need to entertain the kids? Take them outside for a game of kickball or catch or tag. Not only will it count as exercise for you, but it will (hopefully) wear them out, too.
Staying Fit In Transit
What about after all the packing is done? Especially if you’re traveling a lot or stuck in a hotel?
If you’re spending a lot of time in the airport, check out the USO lounges. Many of them allow you to check your carry on luggage so you don’t have to drag it around the airport. If you have time, drop off your luggage and then take a few laps around the terminal.
If you’re driving, make sure you stop frequently for a 10-15 minute walk to combat all the sitting. Run around with the kids or the dog.
Don’t forget – you don’t need fancy equipment to get a good workout.
Do what you can with what you’ve got. Just remember – it’s easier to find time than it is to start over again. Even just 15 minutes can boost your mood, relieve stress and leave you feeling better about yourself.