Workout Wednesday - No Time? No Problem!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Happy Workout Wednesday!

It's time for another edition of Workout Wednesday, and today I want to talk about working out when you feel like you have zero time to spare. We all have those days that are so jam packed we just don't think there is any way we can fit in a good workout. But what actually constitutes a good workout? Do you have to dedicated an hour, 45 minutes, 30 minutes, more, less? I live by the motto "Anything is better than NOTHING!" Sure, I love getting in great hour long workouts, but sometimes, that just isn't an option. Does that mean you should just give up on working out? Definitely not! Sweat is beautiful no matter how long it takes you to work up a good one!


This was the story of my life on Monday. Belle woke up with her chompers really hurting. The only thing that made her happy was being held and chewing on her cold teething keys (which would only keep her happy for about 5 minutes). Poor Baby!


By the time I got her down for her morning nap, I had an hour to workout, shower, answer emails, and get some work done for the studio before we had to head in for my 11 AM Barre class. I thought about skipping my workout all together but "anything is better than nothing" right? I decided to pick four of my favorite butt kicking moves, go all out for 4 round, and then call it a day.


Man oh man! It may have only taken me slightly under 12 minutes, but they were a sweat inducing 12 minutes. I was huffing and puffing the entire time and my muscles were burning. My triceps were even sore the next day from the burpees (I did chest to floor burpees with my arms in a tricep push-up position)! It may have been short, but it definitely got my blood pumping and made me feel strong. Mission accomplished!


Life is busy and full of reasons to skip your workouts, but stay committed to your goals and your mind and body will thank you over and over again! If you are a new mom, I feel your pain (and sleep deprivation)! Hang in there an try some of these tips for fitting in workouts with a new baby! In need of more quick and efficient workout ideas? Head over to my workout page!

Linking up for Workout Wednesday and Wild Workout Wednesday!

Femme Fitale Fit Club

Do you ever do quick workouts or are you an hour or nothing kind of person? Both are totally fine!!

What is your favorite way to sneak in exercise when your short on time? I try to do squats while holding Belle. She loves it and so do my legs! 

In health,


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16 Responses to “Workout Wednesday - No Time? No Problem!”

  1. I love short workouts I usually do them as finishers or burners the end of my workout. Sometimes I will also squeeze in one just as I wake up like that I get rid of all the "excuses". ;)

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    1. I love getting them done first thing!! Huge check off the to do list!

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  2. This looks like a killer workout even though it's short- thanks for sharing and linking up! :)

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  3. Plank Jack for the final WIN! Great little workout!

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    1. Plank jacks are my favorite! Especially with an oblique twist ( knee to opposite elbow)!

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  4. I hate to admit I'm an hour or nothing person! I just like my big chunk of me time... but I tell other people to fit it in when they can... I'll work on that ;)
    Emma

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    1. There's nothing wrong with that!! I love my workout me time as well! Especially when I can go for a long run. Oh the mental break!! :)

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  5. Great workout! And yes, sweat is beauitful! :-)

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  6. Perfect and QUICK workout....my kinda workout!!!!

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  7. I definitely agree with you that anything is better than nothing! Usually when I travel I do quickie workouts like these, and I feel great afterwards even if it was only 15-20 minutes long.

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    1. These are definitely great for travel! I love longer workouts especially group classes or runs, but sometimes you just need to get it done quickly!

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