Let’s be honest, many of us claim to to have very little time to exercise.
I get it. I’m a parent, a stressed out business owner who’s job it is to exercise and lead by example but here’s the thing. Life happens.
We might start the day with good intentions but then it happens. The upsetting email, the unexpected tax bill, the dog eats your daughters school hat on the last term in her current school (yes, that happened this week) and the last thing we want to do is exercise – “where’s the wine”?
But, if we’re pressuring ourselves into the notion that we’ve got to go to the gym and do a 45 to 60 minutes training session, guess again.
Let’s consider exercise as life credits. Every moment we carry out intentional and even non-intentional exercise, we are adding to our bank of health and vitality.
If all you have is 10 minutes, use it.
If all you have is 5 minutes twice a day, take it and use it.
Don’t have a kettlebell, dumbbell or a gym at hand – who cares. Just grab whatever you have that you could consider a weight.
Let’s get creative. Here’s a list of potential makeshift workout equipment:
- heavy ball
- a wooden log
- a kids toy-box
- a toddler, preferably your own
- a big stone, or brick
- a sledge hammer!
- just your body weight.
Here’s a demonstration that actually targets all the essential movements.
Final thought. Ten minutes is not a long time that most of us can find during the day. Some people even report that once they get going, they actually find more time… who’d have thought.
A whole training program can actually be built upon the premise of 10 minute blocks, in fact, I’ve made one.
If you are ready to jump into a plan that’s made of a menu of 10 minutes sections, check out this first program I’ve just released. Now, this program is a fusion of kettlebell and bodyweight training, but a purely ‘household’ program will follow soon. If you are interested in that idea, just get back to me with the contact form below.
Thanks for reading.