Friday, September 24, 2010

Fitness Friday #4-Time is NOT a factor!

I don't have a lot of time these days. I'm a mom, a wife, a student and I now have two jobs (one that I'm super excited about). I am constantly going, going, going but I don't need to drone on about what busy looks like in our house because we are ALL busy in some way, shape or form, right?!

So here's the thing. Sometimes I have it in my head that I need to dedicate a full 45-60 minutes of exercise, thinking that doing anything less is, well, LESS! But here's reality, sometimes I only have 20 minuets and rather than be upset about it I can put those 20 minutes to good work for me! I make it the best 20 minute workout I can!

Here's a great circuit that you can get done in 20 minutes with little to NO EQUIPMENT!
Warm-up walk for 3-5minutes
TM 5-7% incline 4-4.5mph for 2 min
20 pushups
20 walking lunges (10 each leg)
20 real situps
20 squats
Repeat 2-3x's. This is a FANTASTIC elevated heart rate, muscle engaging, sweaty workout!!!
When I'm limited on time, I make it count and you can too! Even if you only have 10 minutes do one to two rounds!

What if you don't have a treadmill??? Do fast jumping jacks, get a jump rope or pretend you have a jump rope and "jump rope," run up and down your stairs, do burpees, squat jumps, step-ups, high knees, butt kickers, side jumps, speed skaters, or any combination of those.
Bottom line! Don't let yourself believe that time is a factor. If you can squeeze in an awesome 10 minute workout twice in a day and that's all you can do, then DO IT! You'll be SO glad you did!

Make Everyday Count!
 
Please get permission and clearance from your Doctor before beginning any exercise program!

3 comments:

  1. There are modifications for every fitness level! If this is too hard or too easy...let me know and I can tell you how to modify :) Otherwise, ENJOY a good sweat!!!

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  2. AMAZING!! again!! Thanks Kristi! I often need workouts like these depending on my days! ;) I also like ones like these because they are simple enough that my kids can join me!! (and they LOVE it!)

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  3. Love it! Great ideas to max out small amounts of time!'n

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