Sooo..I am still in a running rut. Well kind of. I don’t know if it’s a rut or if right now, I’m just content to let running take a backseat. Yeah, that’s it. I still run about 12 – 15 miles a week but they aren’t goal specific even though I am signed up for a half marathon in a month. I have just been running to run.
Stripped away all obligations to run and am doing it for the pure enjoyment of it. So if I only want to do 3 or 4, great. No more, no less. In doing that, I’ve been focusing on other ways to stay healthy:
- Yoga on my bedroom floor at night
- Park time with the family
- Creating workouts for the snippets of time I do have
In doing that, I’ve come up with the idea of “Focus for 5”. Basically the thought is that if you have 5 minutes, you can do something that will help you get fit. Now, I won’t lead you on. 5 a day isn’t necessarily going to cut it everyday but I know, believe me when I say that there are sometimes when you only 5 minutes here and 5 minutes there.
So when I have those days, I create these little workouts and I do them as often during the day as I can. One day last week, I did this particular workout 6 times. It’s not ideal but it was something.
I liked this one so much I wanted to share it. Here’s my challenge to you, do this as a circuit. It’s full of compound moves and ways to isolate certain muscle groups to increase the intensity. I also did the workout for you in the video below. Please don’t laugh at the amateurish way it looks, just focus on the moves, the burn and maybe my adorable pouch in the background. 🙂
My dream is to one day do an exercise DVD but that costs money that I don’t necessarily have at the moment…SO…I’ll keep doing what I can.
Try it and tell me what you think!
What is your fitness dream? Is there anything you would do if you could? Do you like the workout?