3 Simple Workouts You Can Do At Home in Less Than 15 Minutes
llow me to set the scene currently unfolding at my kitchen table: My 3-year-old has filled her beach bucket all the way to the top with water and has wedged in no fewer than 20 Barbie dolls. She apparently needs to move this contraption closer to the living room (which ensures water spills just about everywhere). My 21-month-old has learned how to take off her own diaper and is now running laps through said spilled water. Oh, and my partner is out of town on business, so all parenting duties point to me. Fabulous.
It took me a while to realize that “I don’t have time” can also mean “I don’t want to.” Believe me, I get it. No one has time. And after I had my second child in 2014, I didn’t have the fire to lose the baby weight. But I knew I had to get back in shape because at some point, all of the sedentary days could add up to health problems.
“You’re the only one who can prioritize your health. Do it for yourself and your family.”
So how do you do something you don’t want to do? It’s not the most exciting answer, but this was it: I forced myself to make the tough choices until they became easier. On the days when I didn’t want to exercise, I’d at least put on a sports bra and sneakers. If I looked the part, I felt the part and could muscle my way through a long walk or a workout. The start of any fitness regimen isn’t easy. If it were, everyone would do it. But in order to turn exercise into a thing you actually do have time for, you just need to get going.
To give you a jump-start, I put together three total-body workouts for you to choose from. They require no equipment, no money, and very little space. You can get started with these workouts today!
Throughout 2017, Jenna will be sharing tips, advice and workouts to help you stay active and motivated. Follow Jenna on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @JennaWolfe.
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