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If there’s one thing I hear from friends, family, and readers about getting healthy, it’s the struggle of finding the TIME to exercise. We live in a day and age where many of us work crazy hours or work remotely which means you’re always attached to your phone or computer. So with our hectic schedules, it can be a challenge to create an exercise and health routine that truly works within your schedule.
For me, it’s extremely important to be active and stay healthy. Since having the Harrington Rod surgery when I was 13, I’ve had to lead a life that keeps exercise and fitness at the top of the priority list. But, after transitioning to working from home, I found it more challenging to maintain this schedule. I know, I thought working from home would make it easier too – but I discovered quickly that working remote sometimes means that your schedule wraps around tasks, and you need to hop on those tasks when they come to you – not the next day during your “work hours”.
When BodyBoss team reached out to me with their 12-week fitness Ultimate Body Fitness Guide it seemed like the “ah-ha!” workout system that I had been looking for, and I was super excited to try it out. I’ve now been using this method for 2 weeks and here’s what I can tell you:
- It fits into my schedule, and I like that i can carry the guide around anywhere I go! If you prefer accessing the guide from your phone/tablet, you can purchase the online edition as well.
- It’s easy to find time for (I’ve even been adding in an extra workout on the weekend because it’s such a short workout!)
- It’s challenging
- It works
I know people are skeptical when it comes to workouts like these – but the key to any workout challenge is keeping on top of it, giving it your all, and not giving up. You don’t need to work out 2 hours a day to get fit, you just need to make your 30-40 minute workouts count.
BodyBoss workouts are approx. 40 minutes when they are all said and done. You warm up for 10 minutes, workout for 24 minutes, and then cool down. Before actually starting the workout program, you actually want to start with their included 4-week pre-training program. These 4 weeks help you build a fitness routine, and introduce you to a lot of the exercises you’ll be doing in the actual programs. Just like the program, they have the training guide broken down into “Leg & Booty”, “Arms, Abs, Core”, and “Total Body” workout days.
What I found and really enjoyed about this workout routine was how it challenged me to use workout moves that I typically wouldn’t have remembered to do on my own, or I would’ve let myself off the hook for trying – like side jacks! When you’re working out alone at home it can be easy to lose accountability with yourself to really challenge your fitness level, and this workout routine forces you to really get out of your comfort zone to try new challenging moves. Of course, some moves can be a bit too advanced and I simply just sub-in moves that are a slightly easier version of the move they are showing. This way I’ll build up my strength and eventually be able to do the move they are suggesting.
One other great thing about this guide is that you can really do your workouts wherever. I even recently brought this on my overnight trip to Whistler so I could get a quick workout in during my time away.
While I haven’t lost much weight during the last few weeks, I do feel that overall I feel and look stronger. And, while I get many people are aiming for weight loss, I really like to put my focus on strength gain and I do feel that I’ve noticed a significant difference in the muscle definition in my legs and arms – hooray!
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