There are going to be times when even the most dedicated amongst us will find their day to be just too hectic to get a workout in. Or at least, it’s going to feel that way. Sure, I know I talk about (and actively do) 10 minute, or 15 minute workouts to get the job done - but still, there's going to be times when you feel that things are just too hectic to fit a workout in. (Note: I’m excluding professional sportspeople or others who do physical activity as part of their daily jobs – such as laborers, dock loaders etc. This is meant for the rest of us that don’t necessarily do hard physical labor as part of the “job”)
For instance, today's been a particularly busy day for me thus far, and it's just about lunchtime now. Had a business meeting early in the morning, then got home on time to head out to get some paperwork done for the wife. Then emails etc, and before I know it, it's time for lunch. Oh, and in the middle of all that I've been juggling some important phone calls as well - so, hardly sounds like the perfect day to get a great workout in.
But, as it turned out, I did get a great workout in - and so can you - if you do the right thing.
I did two short routines today - 12 minute routines each, and feel great. Simple exercises, and the workouts in themselves were simple too - so simple that I didn't even need any time to think about how I'd approach the workout. Just start, bang out the reps, pant, sweat, rest a second or two, and then go again. And you'd be amazed as to how heavily a 10-12 minute workout can make you work.
Two key factors here: - a) my routines were SIMPLE - so you jump straight into them as you have some time to spare and b) they didn't take more than 12 minutes approximately (each routine) - this is key, as you get your workout done - and then jump right back to your other commitments. And whats more, you'll feel much, much better for having got a short workout in, and you'll likely be far more productive as well.
The only downside of this is that you'll be working up a sweat twice, so you may need to take a second shower during the day. Small price to pay for a good workout, me thinks!
Ok, back to the "grind" now - more later!
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