Some Days It’s Best To Hit The Ground Running

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Hit the Ground RunningSome days are just hectic and short on free time. Do you have that problem? I can plan out the day all I want, but the universe just doesn’t always care that I have plans. It has other plans in mind for me. Bwah-ha-ha, insert evil universe laugh here.

On those days, it’s all I can do to find 15 minutes to squeeze in while waiting for The Kid. Or between errands, dog walking, dinner, and a multitude of other tasks. If you have a standard workout with sets and reps planned, you can’t always predict how long it will take to finish. You may have to work in with someone else, or you may need extra rest time between sets.

You can guess on time but you don’t always want to cut a workout short mid-set if you’re rushing to get somewhere else.  I’ve got a great workout solution for busy days. When I’m in a time crunch, I do timed workouts instead of sets and reps. Create a giant circuit of exercises and just do them back to back for a specific amount of time.

You can get a great workout in with no equipment or weights needed. How simple is that. I typically lay out the exercises so that I am moving between upper and lower body work, and mix up higher and lower intensity for a bit of cardio. This is one of my favorite workouts to do in the mornings before my day even gets derailed.  I set my alarm 15 minutes earlier and get up to hit the ground running. 😉

Hit The Ground Running Workout

You can make it as hard or as easy as you need for your fitness level. If you’re a beginner, go slower and do push ups and planks on your knees. For more advanced, pick up the speed a bit (with good form!) and do jump squats and jump lunges. Give it a try a few mornings a week and see if you can increase the number of rounds you can do.

You can also pat yourself on the back for getting your workout done despite being short on time.

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