Hi everybody! This video is for all you super busy ladies who know how important movement is for our bodies, but you’ve kind of let your routine slip for a few months – or perhaps a few years – because of other priorites. In today’s Healthy Well Quicky we’ll be talking about creating a fuss free workout habit that you can actually implement, even if you only have 10 minutes a day. My name is Jo Fitzgerald, from Four 2 Thrive. My background is in Medical Science and after almost a decade diagnosing and monitoring disease in hospitals I’ve become passionate about living healthy and well in a way that’s good for our bodies and our homes and the planet. Now, I don’t know about you but when I get busy, workouts seem to be the first thing that fall by the wayside. We all know that it’s important to get out bodies moving everyday but if you don’t find a way to build movement into your daily routine. It’s not gonna happen. So, here are my 3 simple steps to creating a fuss free workout habit even if you only have 10 minutes a day. Step 1 Schedule a time. It doesn’t have to be super strict, but knowing when your workout is going to happen is important. When I was younger and child-free, I used to be very good at waking up at 5am and doing a strength training session or taking the dog out for a jog. These days I have one kid that won’t go to sleep until really late, and another one who wakes up really early. So, working out first thing in the morning just isn’t going to work for me right now. I also know that if I don’t get a workout done before lunchtime, I’m going to be fighting a huge uphill battle with motivation to get moving. So, I find some time after school drop off or after the kid’s morning activity works for me. In saying that, everybody’s days and body clocks are different so your first step is figuring out what time fitting some exercise in is going to work for you. Step 2. Keep the workout simple. Something you can do anywhere, any time, with minimal to no equipment. If you have to find special gear, or clothes, or organise the kids to get to another location, That workout is probably not going to happen. Also, make it something short and repeatable, like a circuit, so if you only have 10 minutes you can get it done in 10 minutes. Or, if you have 20 or 30 minutes up your sleeve you can just repeat the circuit a few more times. And, a little caveat here – Will working out for 10 minutes a day get you into peak physical condition? Mmm, no. But, these steps are all about working on creating the habit. Now, to make creating your workout habit even more super, duper easy for you, I’m going to share a link at the end of this video where you can download a couple of free sample workouts, that will be perfect to get you started. Then, once you’ve taken a look at those resources, it’s time for the most important step. Step 3. You’ve pick a time. You have a workout routine to do. Now, for all my fellow procrastinators out there, comes the hard part. You need to do that workout day after day until it becomes just another part of your daily rountine. Sounds simple enough, yeah? But, if you’re still not sure you’re going to stick with it try this. Have you heard of the Mel Robbins “5 Second Rule?” If you’re not familiar with the 5 second rule, the general gist is if you’re putting off something, or you’re feeling resistance about doing something you know will be of benefit to you Count 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and just get on with it. That’s the very simplified version Anyway, there’s a lot more psychology and explanation and even a whole book, I’m pretty sure, about this method. Actually, I’ll add a video link with the workout resources, so you can check out “The 5 Second Rule” in a bit more detail If that sort of productivity hack is something that you are into. So, there you have it. 3 simple steps to creating a fuss – ah- tripping over my words – creating a fuss free workout habit even if you only have 10 minutes. Don’t forget to visit the link for those free resources and, just for funsies, come back and share a victory selfie once you’ve finished your first workout.