The most important 7 minutes of my day.

I’ve been secretly plodding away at my newest personal challenge. I’m hesitant to call it a 100 Day project because I don’t really want to set myself up to be unhealthy BUT I have visions of doing it for that long.

What is it, you ask?

Getting up every morning and doing a super short work out.

I don’t have delusions of doing a major workout or even another Fitness Blender program. That made my body ache and was too intense of a pace for me to keep up with long term. And while I love Yoga with Adriene (seriously, she’s my GIRL), I never found myself willing to stick with it for any significant amount of time.

I also had a really hard time trying to squeeze in 30 minutes of exercise with a super active and attached toddler. Mornings were too crammed already, and working out when she was napping or down for the night just wasn’t ideal for me.

I had pretty much given up all hope of working out unless we were together — going for a walk or having an impromptu kitchen dance — until I remembered that there was this thing called a 7-minute workout.

As it turns out, 7-10 minutes is THE perfect amount of time for us.

The Babe can entertain herself or play by herself long enough for me to get through every exercise uninterrupted. It’s also intense enough to make me feel like I’ve actually been doing something more than simply stretching.

My body is sore.

I feel like I’m starting to tone up and get stronger.

I have more energy throughout the day.

And I’m feeling inspired me to make other healthy changes, like drinking more water and eating more green vegetables. 

All because I’m taking 7 minutes out of my morning — time that would likebe spent mindlessly checking email or social media — to do something for myself.

HIGH. FIVE.

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More about Emily Levenson

Emily Levenson is a therapist turned holistic health coach, podcaster, meditation encourager, and seeker of everyday magic. Emily recently kicked off her third #The100DayProject, focusing her efforts on daily meditation.

2 thoughts on “The most important 7 minutes of my day.

  1. Britt

    HIGH FIVE!

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    1. Emily Levenson

      Thank you!

      Reply

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