I have no time to workout! Sound familiar anyone???
I am shattered after a long day at work! Or- exercise is the very last thing on my mind, I ‘m starving and my mind is fried!!! I will start tomorrow.
Now this article is not about the benefits of exercise (we all know the big hooha) or the art of procrastination. This article is about making a change in your life, no matter how small-it’s for a better version of YOU.
12 Minutes – Do You Have It?
We all have 12 minutes when we get in right? Or 12 minutes when we wake up? or 12 minutes on a lunch break? You can’t get to the gym? This workout is quick and you won’t sweat much so you can even do it at work. It’s designed to work all the major muscles, including your heart, to burn calories and tone your body. The only way to shape your body is by doing resistance exercises.
You do not need any equipment except a stop watch (I use my phone), barefoot works well too. The short rest periods allow the heart rate to drop and then you pick it up again- these are called intervals and the best way to burn fat.
- 1 minute plank
- 30 second side plank each side
- 1 minute press ups (can do ladies press ups on your knees and progress)
- 1 minute wall squat
- x3 circuits, no rest between exercises, 30 seconds rest between circuits
I do suggest building up to 1 minute work periods if you are very unfit. Start at 30 seconds and increase from there. Maybe start with 2-3 times per week and increase. Your feedback would be fantastic on this one. Building muscle takes around 6 weeks- so give it time… but you will feel better immediately- in your head if nothing else.
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I will be looking at some other workouts soon. Like us on Facebook and follow me on Twitter to get daily exercise and health insights. If you have any suggestions let me know.
In love and gratitude