The BIGGEST excuse for missing workouts is “lack of time.”
Today I’m going to give you TWO solutions for fixing that problem.
The first is your Magical 15 Minutes in the Morning.
The second is a 4-Minute workout that is 7 times more effective than cardio.
Let’s start by looking at the way the Average person starts the Average day.
The mindset is to get up as late as possible, often involves hitting the snooze button (a sure-fire way to remain tired), grabbing a sugar-and-caffeine breakfast fix (that leads to a late morning energy crash), and racing to get showered and dressed.
And then they speed off to work while yelling and fighting their way through traffic, sliding into work in the nick of time before the boss notices they are late.
They arrive at work chasing the clock and reacting to what the world sends their way.
That’s the worst way to start the day.
There is a better way.
You must be proactive, not reactive.
To win the morning, own the day, and control your life, you need to get up earlier.
You can start with as little as five minutes tomorrow. Add five minutes the week after and the week after that, until you have at least 15 minutes to yourself in the morning.
This is the most important step in getting ahead of your calendar.
Fifteen minutes in the morning puts you on the fast track to success.
In just 15 minutes of uninterrupted focus on your priorities in life, you can get 60 minutes of work done.
It will actually help you work LESS, not more.
This approach to life gives you more FREEDOM and less stress.
And it allows you to do this 4-minute workout. This style of workout has been shown in research to be SEVEN times as effective as long, slow, boring cardio.
Here’s exactly what you’ll do:
4-Minute Bodyweight “Cardio” Workout
– Do each exercise for 40 seconds and rest for 20 seconds before the next exercise.
– Do the circuit once if you only have 4 minutes.
– Do the circuit up to 4 times if you have 15 magic metabolism boosting minutes in the morning.
1A) Jumping Jacks
1B) Total Body Extensions
1C) Mountain Climber-Pushup Combo (do one MC then one pushup, etc.)
1D) Burpees or Narrow-Stance Bodyweight Squats or a Wall Squat Hold
You’ll be amazed at the great workout you can get done with NO-equipment and just a few minutes in the morning, and…
You’ll also be amazed at everything you can accomplish in the first fifteen minutes of your day.
You will win your morning. You will control your time. You will live The Perfect Day.
No matter what else happens, no one and nothing can take away your progress.
This gives you the momentum to move ahead throughout the rest of the day.
Compounded over time, fifteen minutes in the morning becomes one of the greatest investments you can make in your life.
How you spend those fifteen minutes is up to you, but the fact that you are spending them on self-improvement is what will finally allow you to achieve the breakthroughs that you’ve been seeking so long.
A little discipline now will lead to great rewards in the future.
A structured plan of attack, carried out first thing in the morning, will allow you to make progress towards your goals and ultimately win more freedom in your life.
I hope you’ll agree this is the best way to live.
In fact, I just wrote a book that shows you how to use this strategy – and 3 other secrets – to accomplish more in life and have more time in your family.
It’s called The Perfect Day Formula, and I want you to get a copy here.
There’s a special video on that page that you MUST watch.
And I’ll also reveal the 3 secrets to success that have allowed me – and thousands of my coaching clients – to live the life of their dreams.
Taking care of your Perfect Days,
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
PS – I want you to think about this…
Stop. Step back. Think. What are your true priorities in life? What really matters?
Write down the 3 most important items in your life. Now look at what you do each day, and what you have planned this week.
Are these congruent?
If not, align them.
Work on your #1 priority 1st thing every morning, whether it is family, faith, fitness, or finances. Make time for what matters!