What Can You Accomplish In 30 Minutes?
You can read a few chapters in a book, shower, fold the laundry, watch an episode of your favorite show, take a cat nap, or even cook a meal. Most people don’t think they can squeeze in an effective workout in a half hour, but the truth is… you can!
All you need is 30 minutes to get a quality workout that will leave you feeling amazing the rest of the day. In just 30 minutes you can move that much closer to your goals. In just 30 minutes you can feel stronger, taller, and more energized. It just takes commitment and consistency 30 minutes per day to change your life!
It's Your Time. Make The Most Out Of It.
1. Set Realistic Goals. If you’ve been binge watching Netflix all pandemic long, don’t sign up for a marathon next month. Make shorter term goals that are attainable, rather than setting huge goals that you’re likely to fall short on. Aim for increasing your weights by a pound by the end of the month. Or add a quarter mile to your walk each week.
2. Create a Plan. Plan your workouts at least a week at a time and schedule it into your day. You will be much more likely to get in a half-hour workout if it’s on your calendar already then if you just try to squeeze it in throughout your day. Think of it as an important meeting that you can’t blow off!
3. Make it Fun! Being healthy does not have to be torture. Think of things you like doing and incorporate them into your plan. For me I love being outside in the fresh air, so I make sure I plan to take my son out in his stroller at least twice a week. Sometimes I run, sometimes I walk, but I’m outside and being active. Try a workout class with a friend, dance it out in your bedroom for a few songs, go on a hike!
4. Celebrate Small Wins. You don’t have to fit into your high school jeans to feel successful! Small wins can be things like sticking to your workout plan. Not hitting snooze for an entire week. Or simply looking in the mirror and feeling really strong! But be careful how you reward yourself. Instead of splurging for that plate of nachos (although we do all deserve a nacho from time to time), treat yourself to a new workout top and that water bottle you’ve had your eye on! Reward yourself with something that is going to keep you motivated and moving forward.
Jenna Webster, ACSM, ACE – Personal trainer specializing in empower busy women to live healthy and active lifestyles!”