I have an idea, let me know what you think?
On the days that working out is the last thing I want to do, I’m going to give myself a three minute workout challenge.
Push hard for three minutes and then if I still feel… blah. Fine. But, if after three minutes I’m ready for more? Then off we go!
Winter is when I need something like this the most. It’s so dark and cold here in NYC and my inspiration sometimes drops the minute the sun goes down (at like, 4pm… augh!).
So far my three minute challenge has been working. Last week I was having a “can’t I just catch up on Downton Abbey instead of going for a walk?” moment. So I gave myself the three minute challenge.
I got up, laced up my sneakers and told myself I was going for a three minute walk down the block. 45 minutes later, I was still power walking, my head was clear and my spirits were high.
Temps in NYC dipped, so I decided to try it in the morning. If I could manage a three minute warm up on the way to the track near my apartment then I’d keep going and go jogging.
Check out the three workouts I did for three minutes and a special promo code below:
I lift my knees and pumped my arms. Each time I brought my knee higher and pumped my arms faster.
I pretend to jump rope in different patterns. No rope required.
Hands on my waist, I lift each leg out to the side five times then I switch to the other side. Each round I bring my leg up a little higher to challenge my flexibility.
Jogging in Place
Once I started to jog in place, I was so warm, I didn’t want to stop! So, three minutes in I powered up my couch to 5K app and headed to the track for a full workout.
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The plus size work out clothes at Kohl’s right now are great for layering. These bright leggings from FILA go all the way to my ankles (I’m 5’10 and the length is great). Three layers on top were perfect once I got moving. A tank top, soft hoodie and quilted vest worked like a charm.
What do you think of the three minute workout challenge?
This post was sponsored by Kohl’s. All opinions are 100% mine, of course.