Ok, you’re time poor, I get it.
You also may not have a gym at home or don’t have access to a gym.
That’s a tough break too.
But, you’re not getting off that lightly. All those reason above are no excuse for turning into a lump of lard and giving up on a healthy life.
Brucey has a solution for you.
It’s not original.
The person who made it up, definitely didn’t receive the noble peace prize in health and fitness for innovation and creativity.
…..But it is very effective in building strength in your chest, shoulders and abdominals and it will help you fall into a fitness routine. The goal here is to actually stimulate the nervous system, release the endorphins so you’ll actually get addicted to exercising and set you up for good habits moving forward.
It’s the ten minute workout. (I told you it wasn’t original or very creative).
It goes like this:
- Wake up.
- Go get a lemon water.
- Drink it.
- Do some dynamic movement stretches (rolling shoulders, moving your hips back and forth, swinging arms across your chest, lightly kicking your legs back and forth. Etc)
- Do that for 5 minutes until feeling warm.
- Grab you phone or watch and set it for 10 minutes.
- You have 1 minute to complete 20 push ups. Once finished the rest of the minute is rest (eg: if you complete the push ups in 20 seconds you have 40 seconds rest.)
- Repeat on the minute for 10 mins.
- Continue with your morning ritual. Eg: meditation, Journaling, Ocean swim etc etc
(photo credit: salt. diaries)
If the weather is nice I sometimes walk the beach or a park and my rest is active recovery walking ie: 20 seconds of push ups and 40 seconds of walking for 10 minutes.
You’ll finish with 200 push ups. Not a bad start to the day and enough stimulus to get the body into a movement routine that will turn into habit after a couple of weeks.
Even if you train regularly or have sport that you participate in, I find this just a great start to the day.
Give it a shot. You only need some carpet and a watch. Don’t wait to be motivated as that will never happen. Motivation follows action.