The number 1 excuse I hear from people about why they don’t exercise is “I haven’t got time”. Bollocks! I have full time working mums with 5 kids finding the time to come and use my gym at least 3 times per week. Whilst the gym is not for everyone, we can all find the time each day to do something that will undoubtedly benefit us and make us feel happier and healthier.
We all have 10 mins a day to fit some form of exercise in. You don’t need to spend an hour at the gym sprinting on the treadmill or pumping iron. Sometimes, 10 minutes is all you need to get a sweat on.
Lots of people ask me whether you can actually do anything worthwhile in just 10 minutes – of course you can! If you work hard enough in those 10 mins to get a sweat on, become a little breathless and feel your heart pumping, then it’s working! The hardest thing is actually starting.
So once you’ve set aside 10 mins each day to workout and start to reap the benefits, 10 mins can become 15 and 15 can become 20. Before you know it you will be exercising for 30 mins each day and feel so much better for it!
You can start your 10 minutes off by getting up earlier and fitting your workout in before the kids get up. Or if you’d rather do it when they go to bed then you can fit it in then – you can have the TV on in the background if you prefer. But no matter how tired you feel, try to make the time for those 10 minutes. It doesn’t always have to be a workout. You can walk or jog in your lunch break or check out the ideas below to fit in a quick blast:
What can you do in 10 mins?:
Don’t be put off exercise because of the kids – get them to join in. Also if you have mobility problems, all exercises can be adapted. Plus being active will go a huge way to improve mobility problems. I’ll be the first to admit that during the holidays I struggle to get to the gym (even though I actually own one!).
Instead, I accept that I might not be able to keep my routine on track but I adapt this to fit in with what we will be doing. So I might get my daughter to join in with an at home workout. Or whilst she’s playing or relaxing, get in some WOD’s. If I don’t get the chance to do that, then I make sure as a family, we get out walking and exploring the beautiful countryside.