It’s not your fault you don’t have time to workout.
It’s not your fault you don’t have time to work out.
Work, and of course
You barely have time to sit down, much less work out. (That reminds me, did I mention “Work”)?
As a chiropractor, I got tired of prescribing exercises for people and watching them get better, when my body was slowly failing itself. As a Believer, it’s even worse that I got to this point, because we’re instructed to “be in health and prosper, even as our souls prosper” (3 John 1:2).
At this point in my life, a mere 27-years-young, everything was falling apart–physical health and spiritual health included.
That’s why I created the 15×15 Workout.
It’s dedicating just 15 minutes a day, to do 15 exercises, for 15 days in a row. There’s no gym to go to, no equipment to purchase—just you, your body, and your kitchen timer. (Or fancy smartphone timer if preferred. Tehe).
I asked a few friends to join me in this challenge. Here’s what one had to say:
I enjoyed doing the 15×15 Challenge. I actually started incorporating more intense ab work too. In addition,it motivated me to do more at home exercises when I couldn’t go to the gym. Now my daily morning routine consists of a 30 minute ab and glute workout.
Don’t worry, I showed my stomach too. Tehe.
I really enjoyed doing the challenge, and I intend to keep it up. Why?
Here are the top 4 benefits I experienced:
- Decrease in back pain.
- Burst of energy in the morning (better than coffee, longer too).
- Felt more “held-in” in the stomach area, without even trying.
- General sense of accomplishment.
How did I find the time?
Looking for an extra hour or even 30 minutes in the day is difficult. However, 15 minutes is the time it takes to pull out food, warm it up, and pack it back into the refrigerator. It’s the time between when I get home, and when I kick back to watch Sheldon and Penny on TV. It’s the time between waking up and actually getting out of bed. So when considering all of that, I pushed myself by saying, “It’s only 15 minutes.”
- My best move was to get the workout out of the way, first thing in the morning. (I woke up no earlier than usual. All I did was actually get myself OUT of the bed)!
- I used this timer app by the Spinning Head, which was phenomenal! I just set it to one minute, and a voice counted down every 15 seconds. It helped me stay focused and not give up halfway during an exercise. It was also easy to reset, so I didn’t waste any time between exercises.
- I used my “The Walls Group” station on Pandora to keep me pumped.As the exercises became easier, I found myself SINGING through the WHOLE 15 minutes without skipping a beat!
Did I do the workout every single day?
No. Some days (maybe 1 or 2), I completely forgot about it. But so what? Forgetting motivated meeven more to jump out of bed the next day, so I wouldn’t forget again. Plus I could tell when I did and didn’t do the challenge. In my back, in my energy levels, and even in my walk with God—there was definitely a difference when I skipped out.
What did we do???
Here it is! 15 exercises for one minute each x 15 minutes total x 15 days.
Give it a whirl and let us know how it goes. Remember, “It’s only 15 minutes….” 🙂