There’s never going to be a perfect time to work out. You’ll always be tired, have something better to do or not “feel” like it. Working out will never be fun if you see it as a chore. Working out should be this glorious alone time that you spend working on yourself. Working through thoughts, ideas, feelings - all the while getting your heart rate up and shedding fat.
Today I needed a change. Usually I run 4x a week and do strength training 3x a week with either a Jillian Michaels video or a homemade workout regime. Today was homemade day and MAN was it KILLER!
I use a Tabata timer app which I highly recommend (and you can find here). It’s a HITT (High-Intensity Interval Training) where you pound-it-out for 20 seconds at a time and then rest for 10 seconds, repeating 8x. It adds up to 4 minutes total.
Sometimes getting a change of scenery from your basement or usual workout space helps to spice it up, so I moved to the backyard today and completed 4 rounds (that's a total of 16 mins + 3-4 min warm up and cool down stretching).
Here was my workout:
It doesn't seem like much - time or effort - but it was! My heart rate was jacked and I burnt almost 200 calories. You get out what you put in!
Feel free to try it and ask me if you have any questions.