Back in Action!

I know I have been MIA for a couple weeks. Life can fly by and we seem to not make time for the things we enjoy. Something that we can relate this theory to is not having time to exercise and eat healthy, “not enough time” is the phrase most commonly heard.

This phrase is one that I have used so much in the last two years. But, I have made a huge effort in the last two weeks to make sure this excuse is not one that I comes out of my mouth! 5:20am workouts are not necessarily my favorite thing to do BUT it is a great kick start to my day. I have seen articles about 20-30 minute workouts and in the past I have laughed thinking what is that going to do for me! (again remember, I used to have time to do hour runs and then even some core and lifting after). Now, I get to the gym at 5:15am start at 5:20am and get to the locker room shower and to work by 7:00am. So I get a full body workout in 50 minutes thanks to Michael Alonzo and Omega Lifestyle Health and Fitness. Making the time to get a workout proves to be extremely difficult at times, but this is when you realize if you are truly focused on getting healthy again. I have really come to this conclusion in the last two weeks. This is something I want and will work hard for. I just need to continue to make small steps to accomplish this goal on a daily basis. Another important aspect is to continue to surround myself with positive people who are on the same page as me and who share the same passion. Who want to see me succeed and will help in the process. You would be amazed with the affect this has on you individually.

30 minutes is really all you need. Sure it is great to go in and take your time, get some cardio in and then some lifting/core. But, in 30 minutes if you design your workout the right way you can burn as many calories as you would in an hour. It is all about your intensity and drive. You would want to make sure you are incorporating both cardio and resistance training in this 30 minutes. A good way to do this is to do a circuit training session for 15-20 mins and then 10-15 minutes of cardio. Yes, as stubborn as I am to just except this, 10-15 minutes of intense cardio is just as good as staying on the treadmill or stationary bike for an hour. You just have to PUSH IT and be a BEAST 🙂 Below are a few short  (30 minute) but awesome workouts on the bike that I found (let me know what you all think): These are 30 minute cardio workouts so you could pair these with a 10-15 minute resistance/core workout. That is 40-45 minutes of your day…So go to bed a little earlier…wake up a little earlier and get this in!!! And then let me know how it goes! 🙂 

http://www.fitsugar.com/30-Minute-Exercise-Bike-Workout-2396773

http://beta.active.com/articles/blast-fat-with-this-30minute-interval-workout

http://www.snapfitness.com/blog/post/30-minute-stationary-bike-workout/196

 

2 thoughts on “Back in Action!

  1. Great motivation to do early workouts. I used to be a morning person then I had kids….yes the best excuse to not workout and not get up earlier to do workouts…right!!!! Well, not anymore. ANYONE can do it! Get up early and just get it done. I kept using any excuse to not get up and workout, but the reality of it is that I was just being lazy! You are so right that working out in the morning can be quick and efficient if you work hard! Thanks for your additional motivation and keep up the good work!

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