My Favorite 10-Minute Workout
Happy (second) Thanksgiving, friends! I don’t know about you, but we’re right in the middle of our 3-day Thanksgiving celebration. It’s a busy, fun weekend and I’m so thankful to be able to spend a lot of time with Eric’s and my family. As we start the holiday season, the days are shorter and my to-do list seems to be getting longer, which makes it tough to stay consistent with my workouts. But I’m determined to not let this busy season dictate that for me, because I feel so much better when I keep my workouts a top priority.
Everyone has something called a keystone habit, a single behavior that greatly impacts other choices throughout your day. Mine is exercise. When I’m active, I drink more water, eat healthier, and feel better mentally. I take much better care of myself in all other areas when I’m moving regularly. So my goal for the next 6 weeks, is to prioritize movement in my day, no matter how busy it gets. And so far, so good!
I wanted to share one of my go-to workouts for super busy days, so I did the darn thing and uploaded my first video to the YouTube! Video has always intimidated me because, well, it’s kind of awkward and I had no idea how to do it. But thankfully, I have a lot of encouraging people in my life, and the internet was there to help me with the latter. So I’m really excited to share my first video with you!
This is one of my favorite workouts to do when I don’t have a lot of time on my hands, I don’t have access to a lot of equipment (it’s perfect for traveling), and when I don’t feel like going to the gym. It’s a great way to get your heart rate up, increase your metabolism, stay consistent with your workouts, and make the most of 10 minutes. Yes, you read that right. It only takes 10 minutes to do this workout. And it’s all bodyweight, so all you need is a timer, some space, and yourself. Done and done.
This workout is called an AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible), and the idea behind it is to get in as much work as you can in a short amount of time. So you’ll do 6 different bodyweight moves, as fast as you can with good form (form is always most important), and you’ll repeat those exercises as many times as possible. And always listen to your body. If you’ve got the energy and want to push yourself harder than you have in a while, great! Go for it! But if it’s been a while since you’ve worked out, overdoing it here won’t help you in the long run, so pay attention to how you feel and rest when you need to.
Grab your timer, get ready to move, and let’s get in a quick + very effective workout together!