A new year (or even a new month) brings new hopes that “this time it will be different.”
[break][/break]This will be the time to lose the weight, to get back into those jeans, to regain the energy you used to have. A few weeks pass and the hopes start to fade because the reality of your life and schedule presses upon you. A couple of workouts get skipped and you despair of ever looking and feeling better.
[break][/break]Don’t give up!
[break][/break]Fifteen minutes is 1% of your day.
[break][/break]Fifteen minutes can change your life.
[break][/break]Well, actually fifteen minutes over and over. The first fifteen-minute workout may not seem life-changing. It might feel more along the lines of life-ending while you’re sweating and huffing and puffing. When you have 100+ pounds to lose it can feel darn near impossible.
[break][/break]Hang in there! Feeling uncoordinated and confused soon gives way to new feelings of strength and endurance if you stay consistent and do the best you can. The best YOU can, not the best a Biggest Loser contestant can, or the best a long-time fitness professional can. Start where you are and go from there. That means being kind to yourself when you can only do 4 reps instead of 8. Be glad for the 4 and give ‘em your best shot.
[break][/break]Fifteen minutes today. Fifteen minutes tomorrow. Do that at least 4 times a week to the best of your ability. Fifteen minutes next week, next month, next year. If all you can ever do is fifteen minutes, you’re way ahead of where you’d be sitting on the couch for those fifteen minutes, year after year.
[break][/break]Starting out gung-ho is great, but when the rubber meets the road and the workout schedule hits the reality of life, fifteen minutes can be a lifesaver. Fifteen easy, floppy minutes? No, my friend, fifteen muscle-activated, tucked, tightened and sweating minutes. T-Tapp is amazing but it’s not a miracle.
[break][/break]Fifteen minutes changed my life, one day at a time. Those minutes and days would have passed anyway, whether I worked out or not. I’m glad I chose to spend all those minutes doing something that reshaped my life.
[break][/break]What are you going to do with YOUR fifteen minutes? Leave a comment and get it in writing.