It’s been kind of a blah week (for the blog.) I haven’t been posting a lot because I’ve been spending all week focussing on my personal training lessons and writing a few blogs that’ll be out later this month. I am excited for this weekend, though! Kyle and I had plans to head down to Charleston, but we thought it would be better to save that for another weekend. With the solar eclipse just days away, people are flocking to Charleston! There will be so many people there, and booking a hotel is almost impossible unless you want to spend over $600 a night. Instead of traveling, we are going to go hiking, put some new flowers in the outdoor pots, maybe paint the office, and cook some Blue Apron meals! We have a box coming today.
I was messaged on Instagram yesterday by a reader. She said she works from 8 am to 6 pm Mon-Fri and that she has a hard time fitting in workouts. She understood that she could go after work or before work, but those hour classes at the gym left her sluggish and low-energy. She found herself reaching for sugary snacks and extra coffee on the days she worked out and wanted to know what I would do.
I am so lucky that I have the schedule that I do (as of right now), but I totally understand that one day, when I’m working the 8-6, I’ll be facing the same struggles. I also receive questions like this a lot, so I decided to put together ten workouts that only take fifteen minutes to complete, and they are so effective! They’ll get your heart rate going up and down throughout the workout, and you’ll be benefiting from the afterburn. You could do these workouts before work, after work, during lunch breaks, or before bed! It’s hard to come up with an excuse for something that only takes fifteen minutes. Set a timer. If you finish before the fifteen-minute alarm, start the workout from the top, and go until fifteen minutes is up. The more you do them, they easier they’ll get, so it’s important to keep challenging yourself. If you want a thirty-minute workout, choose two of the workouts to do, or do your favorite twice! Fifteen minutes a day can be so effective and these have a nice balane of cardio & weights!
These are perfect for hotel workouts, travel workouts, and pretty much anything! If you are on your phone, screen shot the workout! If you are on your computer, save the workout to your computer, or print it! Take these to the gym with you, or hang them up where you can see them. My mom printed them out and hung them in her gym locker (seriously the cutest.)
Questions for you!
- Do you find it hard to fit in workouts with your schedule?
- Could you dedicate 15 minutes to exersice everday?
- How long are your workouts?