10 Minutes Is All You Need

I’m linking up today with Jill Conyers and Jessica Joy for the Fit Dish Link-Up. Today’s optional topic is: If you only have 10 minutes, how do you fit in something healthy?

I love this topic, because the most common excuse for people to skip exercise or don’t pack a healthy lunch (me included) is “I don’t have time.”  As a mom working a full time job outside of the home, I have just as many time suckers as the next person. Yet, my health is a priority and so I find ways to sneak fitness and healthy habits into each day.

That being said, I know that if I don’t get my workout done first thing in the morning before my kids get up and the craziness of the day begins, I know I’m in trouble. So my blog post will be this scenario: I slept through my alarm, my girls are up and hungry…I’m hungry too. So, I skip my morning run, promising myself that I’ll get it in later. Later comes and it is now 97 degrees outside and I know it won’t be cooling off until somewhere in the neighborhood of 3am at which point I will not be running! 

Rather than skip exercising completely and having that guilty feeling all day long, I enlist my girls to do a quick work out with me. They love doing work outs that we find online or we make up our own (see below). They have even created their own workout videos, see Ava’s here!

A couple of my favorite online resources are Amanda Russell and POPSugar Fitness. On both sites, you can find a variety of workouts whether you’re looking for a certain length of time or whether you’re looking to work a certain body part – they have a huge variety.

For today’s scenario, my girls and I came up with our own 10 minute, full body circuit. Here it is!

10 minute full body circuit

How do you fit in something healthy if all you have is 10 minutes? I’d love to hear what you think of our 10 minute circuit!

Until Next Time,

10 thoughts on “10 Minutes Is All You Need

  1. Meg – This post is great! Find myself making excuses a lot, even though I know I will be happy to get some form of exercise in. When I’m short on time, I often look to my Pinterest board for workout inspiration or find a quick HIIT workout to do. Usually, once I get going I feel much better!

  2. I love quick workouts like this for those extra hurried days where it seems like there is no time to fit a workout in. I also use 10 minute breaks when I hit an energy low in the afternoon. Sometimes just 10 minutes of movement is enough to give me a boost so I can get through the rest of my day. 🙂

    • Definitely! I used to workout over my lunch hour just to be able to be energized for the rest of the day. It made my afternoons fly by!

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