15 Bad-Day Workout Ideas
Confession time: autumn kind of gets me down. The house gets quiet. The schedule gets hectic. Some days, putting on a big smile to coach our BB clients takes a bit more effort than usual. Lucky for me, the awesome attitudes and killer workouts at BB turn my mood around in no time. There is nothing like a little workout to cure what ails you.
I asked our BB readers to share their fave bad-day cures, and you chimed in with a ton of great ideas to get the blood flowing, the heart pumping and the heart soaring. Thanks for your suggestions!
Get your sweat -- and smile -- on.
Here they are, a choose-your-own-adventure list of exercise solutions to relieve stress:
My workout when I am feeling low is mommy and baby bootcamp. Its so nice to be able to work out and still have your baby there. – Susy
I have been doing weights and working out on my elliptical trainer machine in my basement while watching TLC. - Cheryl
In snowy weather I stay in and do some relaxing breathing and stretching; in sunny weather I power walk around the block a few times. – Ann
I grab my headphones, head down to our treadmill in the basement and run off the blahs — usually the music itself gets me into a better mood. I usually sing along too! – Jennifer
I’m taking the kids for a walk right now. I think the fresh air and adrenaline rush is exactly what I need!!! - CC
Down to the ground for a few push ups. – Sarah
I love going for a walk in nature. It both gets my blood flowing and gives me the chance to remember that there is beauty all around us. – Susan
If I can’t get out, I play with my toddler. Chasing her around is a definite workout! – Tara
I [leave] yoga feeling fresh and rejuvenated. I now use it whenever possible. Really, I need it more often then I think. – Lisa
I just do stretches and listen to music. – Angie
I find a channel on TV that reruns “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and then do the “Carleton” dance – that always makes me laugh! - Sharlene
My go to workout is pushing the kids in the jogging stroller while I am rollerblading! – Sara
When I’m feeling stressed I turn to my beginner TaeBo workout tape (yep, on VHS!). I love the easy moves and I always end up feeling strong and centered by the end. - Josee
Dancing games on the [Nintendo] Wii. It automatically lifts my spirits. – Nicole
When I am feeling low, I try and dance with my kids. I get out some extra energy and work out at the same time. – Kelly