A workout is a workout no matter what. Whether it's 5 minutes or one hour, one body part or all your body parts, light movements or intense movements, a workout is a workout if you deliberately choose to move your body with intentions to make it better.
So do not feel like it's not worth the time if it's a short workout. 5 minutes is better than zero minutes. Do not think that just because you can't walk, you can't workout; you could work your arms, or your back or maybe focus on abs. And believe it or not, every little bit counts in the long-term.
What prompt me to say this today? Listen to this conversation (I've had to repeat many times before).
Client: I really wanted to workout yesterday but my legs are still sore from the workout the other day.
Me: Are your arms sore?
Client: No. Why?
Me: Well, if you really wanted to workout you could have worked your arms and do some light cardio. Maybe just do some push-ups till your arm and chest muscles burn.
Client: True. I could have done that. I don't know why I didn't think of it. Hmm... what if my arms were sore? Then I can't workout, right?
Me: There's always something you can do if you truly wanted to workout. If your legs were sore, you could have worked your abs, focused on core exercises. If your abs were sore, you could have worked your butt and calves. If your back was sore, focus on your chest.
There is always something you can do if you really wanted to do it. Unless you can honestly say that every single part of your body is sore, then YES, of course you should rest up and stretch!
Message of the Day:
STOP MAKING EXCUSES.