You’ve totally bought in to this whole idea of high intensity interval training (HIIT).
- don’t have to consume a lot of time
- Most HIIT workouts do not even require any equipment
- They are proven effective at revving your metabolism all day long
- You even have a whole Pinterest board with beautifully designed HIIT workouts
So why are you still not getting it done?
The Idea of Perfection
We’ve all seen the fitness models in their perfectly put together outfit flashing six pack abs. They’re on their mat, in their studio, sipping water, getting ready for their HIIT workout. Nothing personal girls–we wish we were you (if you even exist!)–but don’t be fooled into thinking you are them.
Drop the idea that your HIIT workout will ever look like this. Accept the fact that your HIIT workout may:
- be done in your pajamas
- be done hiding in your bedroom while the kids watch Mickey Mouse
- have interruptions called life during your sets
- all of the above
Guess what? My answer is d. But at the end of the day, I got my HIIT workout done and I feel pretty good about it!
There’s Just Not Enough Time
Really? There are effective HIIT workouts that take just 6 minutes, and 6 minutes is better than no minutes. Start small, reach success, and be motivated to carve out a little more time for each following workout.
So you’ve pinned about 3 zillion, beautifully designed HIIT workouts–cut it to 3. Stop looking for the magic HIIT workout and pick one to start with.
The most effective HIIT workout, if you’re starting from scratch, is going to be something super simple and quick. Try one of these 3 simple HIIT exercises to get started.
Stop denying yourself the benefits of HIIT workouts. Real life is different from the images we are presented with everyday. Once you can accept that reality, your HIIT workouts will be easier to fit in and your body will be thanking you!
Check out What You Need to Know About HIIT, along with 3 simple HIIT workouts to get you started!
I love HIIT workouts! You are right there is always time for one. Thanks for sharing.
Michelle Homan says
Thanks for reading Ivanna! Everyone falls into the time trap sometimes (me included!)
Jess @hellotofit says
To be blunt, there really is no excuse for exercising and taking care of our bodies, right?! Enjoyed reading this post!!
Michelle Homan says
Yes! It it soooo easy to make excuses. That’s why I just wanted to throw this out there 😉 thanks for reading!