How many times have you said this to yourself? C’mon. Admit it. You’ve done it. Maybe not today, now that you’ve started on your path to a healthier you, but some time long long ago. Or maybe this is still you? Let’s face it, LIFE happens. We get busy with “stuff”. Work, kids, school, pets, hobbies, paying bills, taking out the garbage…watching television, Facebook…whatever.
Well, this isn’t a typical “make time” post. Nope. Not gonna do that to you today! But did you realize that in the time it took you to get on your computer, iPhone, iPad, or whatever to find this article and read it, you could have spent 10 minutes MOVING?
I workout every day. Exercise has just become a part of my lifestyle. Some days are definitely easier than others, but I make time early in the morning when the rest of my family is still sleeping. And that works MOST days, but not all. I run into an issue with time when I have to travel for business. The alarm buzzes at 5:00am, but instead of heading out to the garage for some exercise, I need to throw on a suit and head to the airport for an early flight to wherever. On days like that, it’s just impossible to find 60 or 90 minutes for a good workout. On those days I do my own version of a 10 minute workout…and the beautiful thing is that I can do it anywhere in my house, so it’s easy to clean up and get dressed and out the door immediately afterward.
What I do on super time crunched days is 10 or 15 minutes of non-stop UMAL (upper, middle, aerobic, lower). No equipment…just ME. Think some kind of push-up, Ab/core movement, jumping jack or run in place, and then a squat or split lunge movement… Then simply repeat until you run out of time.
Find time for some kind of movement every day…even if it’s only for a short while. Embrace working out the way you embrace eating and brushing your teeth and it will quickly become a part of your routine. And on those days where you’re super tight on time, just do SOMETHING. You’ll feel better for it. Good luck!
And if you think you can find 25 minutes a day, 5 days a week, I highly recommend ShaunT’s FOCUS T25. Yep…in just 25 minutes a day and eating right the other 23½ hours, you CAN get in the best shape of your life. Check it out!!
To your good health!