I get questions daily about how to get in shape, lose fat, or get more energy with very limited time. I love answering that question, because while it may not be easy, it is so possible to accomplish. When life happens we give up time for ourselves for family, friends, work and anyone else that may come along especially women who are traditionally care givers.
Finding time to exercise is the most reported challenge. So rather than trying to find an hour 3 days a week, try 15-20 minutes daily. Assuming your goal is to lose fat, let’s concentrate on the thing that will raise your metabolism. Resistance training, weights, body weight training; these are all the same thing. Since resistance training makes you weaker in the short term we need to organize your body into parts, lets try upper body and lower body to keep it simple.
Perform 1 sets of 12 repetitions for each exercise starting at the right and going to the left then repeat the circuit as it becomes easier. To add some calorie burn and to get your heart rate up try mixing in 15 – 30 seconds of jumping jacks, skipping rope or mountain climbers in between each exercise.
Exercise needs to be progressive, so if you want your body to change, change what you do to your body. I explain the physiology below if you are interested. Our Virtual Personal Training takes this guidance to the next level check out our page to learn more. Or if you have questions I invite you to comment below.