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Finding time to exercise

exerciseOkay ladies, who here would love to exercise, but just can’t find the time? Quite a few of us, right?

I totally get it, sympathise with it, and struggle with it myself. We’re all busy working, cooking, cleaning, food shopping, trying to be all things to all people, etc. Phew, we really are amazing!

But chicks, we all need a little ‘me time’ every now and again – time to de-stress, to breathe, to enjoy thinking about, well, nothing. Bliss. I know the appeal of a cup of tea in front of the TV after a long, hard day as well as anyone, but if you can possibly bring yourself to put down the remote and put on your trainers, you’ll feel so much better.

Exercise releases all those happy endorphins which will help you to cope with stress, sleep better, feel more energised, and generally make you look and feel gorgeous. A cup of tea and a couple of Digestives will do exactly the opposite.

I’m not saying you should never veg out in front of the TV, but just think how much less guilty you’ll feel about it – and how much better you’ll feel about yourself – if you do it knowing you’ve also managed to squeeze in a bit of exercise.

So how to make the time?

Chick tips:
  1. Set the alarm 15 minutes earlier to do a quick workout
  2. Convince a friend to join a gym with you – great for motivation, as well as giving more opportunity to catch-up on the gossip
  3. When collecting the kids from school, leave home 10 minutes early and power walk the longer route
  4. Find ‘at home’ workouts on YouTube
  5. Make use of your stairs – try taking them two at a time and repeat three times every time you need to go upstairs to build up your stamina and tone your bottom and legs
  6. My personal favourite – engage in High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), which involves 10 minute blasts of exercise, which really help you to burn calories and get those endorphins flowing.

Whatever you decide to do, DO IT TODAY. You can do this, you’re amazing, and you can achieve anything.

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HIIT… high intensity interval training

TRAINERS BLOGTina here and it’s my pleasure to talk about one of my favourite subjects.. FITNESS!

I’m going to share with you my favourite way to get fit, burn body fat, and feel fantastic all in 10 minutes, are you ready?

HIIT training, (high intensity interval training) which basically means you do short bursts of intense exercise followed by a short recovery working from 4 minutes to a 30 minute session. However I have found 10 minutes to be so effective, it really works and you feel amazing afterwards, ta da!

Other benefits of HIIT Training are

Your metabolism is increased for up to 48 hours afterwards

No equipment needed

So effective at stripping stubborn body fat

It’s Fun

Suitable for all levels as you work at your pace and level

If you want to try a session you can watch on You Tube or google your local area, I’m sure you will find plenty of local classes that offer this type of training.

Heres a quick workout for you to try

Make sure you warm up first

10 Jumping Jacs

20 Press ups

10 Jumping Jacs

30 Tricep dips

10 jumping Jacs

40 Sec Plank

10 jumping jacs

50 Squats

Repeat x 2

Let us know how you get on, we love to hear from you xxx

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