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15 Minutes a Day: A New Year’s Resolution

Shortly before this new year’s rolled around I decided I wanted to make a resolution that would actually be possible to keep. So I made it simple:

Exercise 3x a week for 15 minutes each time

To be honest, I am embarrassed that I don’t already exercise more than that. But with my schedule and the fact that I have not exercised regularly in 2 years I decided it was time! Here we are, week 2 of the new year and so far so good. My 15 minutes have included:

1) going for a walk around the block

2) going for a short bike ride

3) My in home (I would be mortified if anyone actually watched me do) routine

My in home routine is as follows:

  • 3.5 minutes jumping jacks
  • 3.5 minutes jogging in place
  • 3 minutes ski jumps
  • 1 minute crunches (50x)
  • 3 minutes strength (15 chest presses, 15 arm curls each side, 15 shoulder raises into a T shape)
  • 1 minute stretches

*I hold some cans of soup during the 3 minutes of strengthening

A little exercise really is better than no exercise!

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