Once upon a time, I was in shape.
I exercised every day -- not out of duty, but because it was fun or because biking was the quickest way from here to there.
But then I got a car. And a job. Then graduate school on top of a job. Then kids. Then daycare on top of my own kids. And I was always able to find an excuses to avoid exercise.
I don't have time.
I'm too tired.
The gym is too expensive.
The gym is too far away.
The weather is too yucky to run outside.
We don't have any weights.
I don't know how to workout.
I knew that I had to do something. I NEED exercise -- it gives me energy, patience, and perspective.
I needed a plan that would actually follow through on. Something simple, quick, and fun. And it couldn't cost money.
Which led me to circuit training.
I do a routine with four exercises in quick succession that combine strength training with aerobic intensity.
I have no reason to avoid exercise. I have a plan that can be done anywhere with no specialized equipment in a very short window of time. It is not affected by weather, location, or kids' napping schedules. No reason not to do it, and plenty of reasons to do it.
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