For this week’s Workout Wednesday I wanted to share some of my favorite ways to fit a workout in when you are short on time. Like I mentioned yesterday, my life is super crazy these days and it is making it hard for me to spend a lot of time working out.
So what to do when you are short on time? Do one of the following workouts, they are fast and effective and sure to get you sweating.
- 5K Treadmill workout: An easy way to get a good speed workout in is to do a quick 5k on the treadmill. Start off at your easy pace and increase every few minutes until you get down to your 5k goal pace, or just a little faster. I guarentee by the end of the 3.1 miles you will be just as out of breath as an easy 5 miler, if not more.
- Weight Circuit: Pick 8-10 exercises and do them for a minute each. Set the exercises up so they are easy to transition to. Body weight exercises work best for this. Example: Squats, lunges, pushups, sit ups, jumping jacks, tricep dips, mountain climbers, burpees.
- Cardio Blast: Incorporate a few different types of cardio into one workout. Example: Run 1 mile, do 5 minutes of intervals on the elliptical, 5 minutes of Jump Rope, then end with 1 more mile.