Wednesday, January 02, 2013
It's the ten-minute workout. Chris Downie is a big proponent of this, and I did see how this idea helped him start streaks of fitness. Yet I never tried it before.
I've been sucked into the philosophy of All-or-Nothing fitness; if I couldn't get at least 30 minutes in, then I might as well not bother.
What a mistake!
Tonight I was exhausted after working all day, making dinner, helping the kids with TKD curriculum, and reading with kids for a good 45 minutes. After putting them to bed, I just wanted to curl up and snuggle. But I committed to a minimum of ten fitness minutes per day...and I am trying very hard to stick to my plan. Downstairs I went, onto the treadmill, thinking, 'Just ten minutes. Just ten minutes' nearly the entire time.
I did it. Thirteen minutes of walk/jogging, and I completed one mile. More than that, I kept my resolution.
Small victories, right? Count every one.