I believe you can do ANYTHING for 7 minutes. Seven minutes is all it takes to complete a circuit. Then, you get a 30 second break. On to circuit 2. 30 second break. Repeat these steps and you are DONE. 28 minutes is all it takes. This is what had me hooked with the BBG program by Kayla Itsines. I told myself, “There is no excuse great enough to not be able to fit 28 minutes of time for ME, to treat MY body right.” Yes, the seven minute circuits are CHALLENGING, but the 30 second break always seems within reach. This helps me EVERY time! With any workout, you get out what you put in… I tell myself this before almost every circuit training day. If I half-ass it, I WILL get half-ass results. Now, that doesn’t mean I do every workout all out. Ha! Definitely not. But, sometimes when I feel like giving up in the middle of a circuit, I say to myself out loud, “You want this!” Yes, I literally say this out loud. Luckily, I am always in the comfort of my cozy little apartment because it would be pretty funny to give myself a pep-talk while working out at my local gym.
Did you give yourself 28 minutes today? Maybe not to workout, but anything that was just for you? Meditation? Read a book? Just some quiet time? Tell me about it!