Tuesday, September 18, 2012

There is always time for a workout

     Monday is normally a day when I get in a treadmill or elliptical workout.  A chance to work  on my speed or endurance.  Yesterday, however, I had the opportunity to interview a personal trainer for an upcoming Workout Wednesday.  Great for my blog, not so much for my workout.  When I finished  chatting I had only 10 minutes before I had to grab L from the gym's nursery.  My first thought was to just skip my cardio and try to squeeze something in later.  But I had really been looking forward to a run.  Normally I spend 20 minutes on the treadmill doing speed work.  So, I seized my ten minutes and used every minute to my advantage.  I did a 3 minute walking warm-up at 4.0.  Then I ran at 6.7 mph for 5 minutes, 7.5 mph 1 minute and 8.5 for the last minute.  I did a one minute walking cool down.  11 minutes and done.  I got my heart rate up, I was sweating by the end of it.  It wasn't what I had planned but I was still able to get in a bit of cardio.  Life is busy.  Things happen that cause us to be very short on extra time.  When that happens it is so easy to just throw in the towel and skip that day.  Or maybe you are really busy and that is keeping you from even starting to workout.
10 minutes IS enough.  Will it train you for a marathon or help you to look like Jennifer Anniston?  Probably not.  But a 10 minute workout will help you to feel better.  Will help you to burn a few extra calories.  Will help you to stay in shape for anything life throws at you.
So, if you only have 10 minutes, or even 5, still jump on the treadmill.  Or walk around the block.  Or check out my awesome 10 Minute Workout.  

Make every minute count!


  1. Hey getting on the machine and doing the work out counts! Even if it is in an abbreviated format...

  2. I completely agree!I loved seeing your speed and distance. Gives me a nice goal:) XO

    1. Glad to hear it! Thanks for stopping by! <3

  3. Thank you for keeping us all motivated. Sometimes we forget that something little is better than nothing at all!


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