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10 Minute At-Home Workouts

Last week, we talked about the life-changing benefits of exercise in an attempt to get you excited about wanting to exercise (that sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Well, read the article to test it out!)

If we succeeded, then today is the day we lay the foundation for some quick and easy at-home workouts that will get you moving immediately and feeling great!

These routines will be laid out in an easy to understand and ready to use format, perfect for you if you lead a busy lifestyle where time is of the essence.

After this article, you’ll be ready to kick butt 10 minutes a day and feel awesome for it!

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The Time Excuse Myth

Exercising With A Lack Of Time

Today is the day we discuss a major barrier to health: not having enough time to exercise.

You might hear it all the time or even say it yourself; we’ve all been there.

It is one of the biggest reasons people cite for not being able to exercise, and therefore never reaching their maximum health potential.

My goal in this article is to go over a few simple, but key factors that can help you get to the bottom of this issue and master your time.

If you constantly find yourself saying that you don’t have enough time to exercise: you owe it to yourself to read this article.

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Perfection Kills Progress

Building Success Into Every Step

The Plan

The majority of the time someone shares their health related New Year’s Resolution, or any other plan for a lifestyle change, with me, it involves a few of these:

  • Exercise between 3 to 5 days per week
  • Complete at least 3 workouts of resistance (weight) training and 2 of cardio per week
  • Wake up early to exercise before work or exercise after work
  • Cook all meals at home and pack meals for work
  • No more eating out(…ever)
  • Throw away all unhealthy food at home

It can even get pretty thorough with a set exercise routine like a 3 day split, predetermined cardio (run 2 miles, bike 4 miles), fixed calories and grams of macronutrients per day (X grams of fat, Y grams of protein, Z grams of carbohydrates), etc.

Sometimes, the plan is extremely detailed and thought out that it can scientifically get them to where they want to go.

So, kudos for having an awesome plan!

The Failure

Unfortunately, you might have already tried something similar to the above plan, with no success.

You might have heard of binge or yo-yo dieting, gaining back the weight you lost and then some, or even following a 30-day challenge only to revert back to your previous lifestyle on day 31.

Having a great plan isn’t the problem, but it isn’t the solution either.

Aiming for perfection from day 1 dooms around 90% of people within a short period of time.

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