People ask me all the time, “How do you get exercise in when you’re busy with kids and work and traveling?” My answer? I’m the Queen of the 5 minute workout you can do anywhere.
The truth is I love to exercise – which is half the battle, admittedly, since not everyone loves it — and it’s something I make a priority in my life because it’s a pillar of Nutritious Life.
I’m a big believer in practicing what I preach, so I really do make regular exercise a part of my busy life. But it’s tough. There are only so many hours in a day, and often I need to be in hair and makeup and a dress and heels by 6am, so getting sweaty first thing in the morning isn’t always an option, and then running around the city for meetings and media and picking up kids from school and getting to the airport in time makes getting sweaty later in the day a non-option, too.
When you can’t squeeze in any other type of workout, this 5 minute workout will do! It’s super easy, can be done anywhere while you’re wearing pretty much anything, and you can keep the sweat to a minimum if you need to.
I’ve done this 5 minute workout in the airport, hotel rooms, the green room in a dress and heels (ok maybe I kicked off the heels, but I’ve definitely done it in a dress!), almost everywhere! Yes, it’s the perfect workout at home routine, too. It’s so easy to get it in and it can absolutely maintain and improve your fitness.
The 5 Minute Workout You Can Do Anywhere
All I do are pushups, plank, dips, and squats. That’s it!
In this video I’m just gonna show you 30 seconds of each, but you can even do it for as long as you want and then repeat it 2 or 3 times. You can use your own bodyweight or you can grab anything around you (a coffee table book, a backpack, etc) to make it more challenging.
Everyone needs a go-to 5 minute workout that can be done anywhere, while you’re wearing anything, and that you can repeat throughout the day. Feel free to borrow mine.
No matter how busy you are, squeeze in a few minutes for your health – it IS part of a Nutritious Life, after all!