I love you! That’s what you’re telling your body every time you workout, stretch, eat a healthy meal or go for a walk.
You are not a priority! That’s what you’re telling your body every time you skip a workout, sit on the couch, snack on sugar or drink your sorrows away.
Fitness does not care if it’s a Monday or if it’s a Saturday, it just cares that you give it the time or attention. It doesn’t care if you are at home, your favorite gym, in your hometown or across the globe, it just cares that you show up.
Way too often I hear excuses listing a million reasons of “why not” instead of the only reason “why”… The why is because you only get 1 body, 1 life and 1 shot at this.
I also know that the longer you’re away from healthier eating and daily exercise, the harder it’s going to be to get back into the rhythm of getting in shape.
Again the formula for fitness doesn’t have to be that hard: drink more water, move your body more often, eat less bad food.
The great thing about that is those steps can be done anytime, anywhere.
Well so can these 5 workouts or workout styles that I’m about to share with you.
These workouts can be used for a quick 5 minute morning wake-up in your living room or pieced together for a full total body workout after work in your garage.
I promise you, the workouts DO NOT CARE where you do them 🙂
Print or screenshot these 5 workouts:
1.) Flip flop abs-
Perform 20 bicycle crunches, then flip and do 20 mountain runners. Repeat for 5, 10 or 15 rounds (depending on ability level) with as little rest as possible between sets.
2.) Walk and Squat-
It’s as simple as it sounds. Walk your neighborhood and as you pass every 5th mail box, do 5 squats. Repeat for 5, 10, 20 minutes (depending on ability level) and work your speed up towards being able to jog between every 5 mail boxes for added difficulty.
3.) Bingo arm BURN-
Every time you walk into the bathroom or kitchen each day perform 5, 10 or 20 pushups (depending on ability level) against the counter top, all day long!
4.) Plead the 5th-
You can use any exercises you’d like, but my favorite is 5 pushups, 5 squats, 5 crunches repeated as many rounds as possible in 5 minutes. Rest briefly and repeat an additional 2, 3 or 4 times (depending on ability level).
5.) Race to 100-
Pick ANY exercise for a body part that you want to target and perform 100 reps with as little rest as possible necessary to complete them. Pick 1, 2 or 3 exercises (depending on ability level) with as little rest as possible between exercises.
That’s it. Those are the ONLY 5 kinds of workouts you can do.
Okay not really, but those are the first 5 quick and easy workout templates I could provide you at 2 o’clock in the afternoon off the top of my head.
There are actually millions of different exercises styles, combinations and formats you can use. The problem is, you have to at least do something!
Stop over analyzing fitness and start with what you have, where you are, with what you know.
You now have 5 different workout styles you can begin rotating each day of the week to help get yourself in the best shape that you’ve been in years. Or you might find one style you really like and start creating your own combination of exercises.
Again, you just have to do something to tell your body I love you everyday!
Committed to your fitness success,
Derek Kuryliw, your fitness Yoda 🙂