“No Time” Workout Solution

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I had an interview with Diane over at Oxygen Magazine this morning.

Funny that the topic was “How women with crazy schedules can stick to their workouts and still stay fit” for this morning was one of those crazy days.

I had been without internet service since 5:30 the evening before – I was unable to get any of my online work completed. This morning – nothing changed so I called the phone/internet co. on my way to taking Tyler to school. Was transferred to a recording that yes, there is an outage in my area.

After I dropped Tyler off at school I had to drive around and search for a hotspot just to log in to my email and get some important info needed for a couple calls today – one of which being my interview with Oxygen Magazine.

I rushed back home for Diane would be calling on my home phone in the next 15 minutes. I made a few notes and plugged the phone in….it was Dead!!

With 10 minutes to spare I rush out the door again to try and find a super close hotspot to email Diane with my cell phone # – – – with 1 minute to spare she responded and we were on the phone chatting it up.

Needless to say we both started laughing about the fact that my day – at just 10 am – was similar to many of the scenarios submitted to Oxygen magazine in search of a no time workout solution.

Diane was in need of some creative workout solutions to help busy women who find themselves in various types of hectic lifestyles.

From new moms who are unable to get a full night’s sleep and are just too exhausted to workout the next day, women who travel frequently throughout the week, women who work all day long and do not get home until after 5 pm, women who have days filled with unexpected obstacles, etc.

As we began to chat I realized something…

I just kept repeating myself over and over again!

I was worried Diane would think I was not creative at all with this stuff so I had to politely interrupt and explain myself, who I am, what I teach, what I practice…what works.

I shared my ┬áno time workout plan with Diane. I did have to repeat myself a few times, letting her know that I really do spend less than 90 minutes a week on my workouts and I am more fit and lean than ever – owe it all to the design of Fit Yummy Mummy’s short burst resistance training and interval workouts.

>>>> Then it hit me.

The hundreds of submissions from women who lead crazy busy lives and are finding it super hard to get a workout in or even stick to their current workout plan are still trying to fit in hour long workouts 5 to 7 days a week!

These are Busy women just like you and me – who are trying to fit 5 or more hours of workouts into a 1 hour slot of time they actually do have open with these crazy, hectic lifestyles.

Of Course this will not work!
Of course they are stuck, worried, fearful and in need of solutions!

Once Diane and I were on the same page the solutions for each “hectic lifestyle” scenario all came together. They just made sense!

Now I want you to think about your OWN crazy, busy lifestyle.

What is your unique situation
What makes it so hard where you have no time to workout?


Leave a comment below ~

So, let me ask you this…would you have the same problems if you had a workout solution that took a mere 10-15 minutes of your time?

What if you could trade out your hour long workouts ~ whether they are group fitness classes, jaunts on the treadmill, playing musical machines at the gym ~ for an effective, challenging, body shaping workout that takes up 15 minutes of your valuable time – just 15!!!

Imagine how many excuses you could bust with this.

Next, imagine how much FASTER you could get your body back and KEEP it!!

It’s time to experience what Real workouts with Real results are all about!

Grab your copy of Fit Yummy Mummy ~ heck you can even try it out for the first three weeks for
less than $5!

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PS: This particular issue of Oxygen Magazine will be out later this Fall

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24 Responses to ““No Time” Workout Solution”

  1. Josue Kynard says:

    Muchos Gracias for your blog post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

  2. Nadia says:

    I just do a few workouts while doing my usual things. For exemple, while waiting for the toasts to be ready I do a few push up on the counter. While spreading the PB I do a few plies…whatever works at that moment. I even do a few lunges before I jump in the shower and some leg lifts IN the shower…and I also go for a walk with my son (in his stroller) at night to get him to sleep instead of spending 30 minutes reading him books and singing him songs (which I do at one point during the day anyway..)I enjoy a nice brisk walk while pushing a heavy stroller.

  3. admin says:


    Oh yes, warm up and cool down IS an important part of your workout plan – however it does not have to take more than a couple minutes. One warm up I enjoy is sun salutations – takes me about 2 – 3 minutes and preps my body for the workout.

  4. admin says:

    Hi Nalia-
    You will find that if you swap out the time you spend doing the exercises you just shared – with more effective full body resistance training moves (that will take you 10-15 min) the weight loss you wish to achieve will happen much faster.

  5. Rosalie says:

    Hi Holly,
    THe exercises you give busy women to complete is so short a time is fantastic. I wonder about the warm-up, and cooling down I usually do at the gym class. Isnt it important to do pre and post stretches or is it truly unnecessary and only time consuming? thanks for sharing your expert advise with us!

  6. Theresa says:

    I work at the local blood center. Between that and my family I have very little time in the afternoon to workout. On crazy weeks where there are a lot of blood drives or emergencies where we need blood and I have to work to make up that difference, I barely have time to clean my house and hang out with my family. Every night I drink a glass of water before bed, that way I’ll wake up at 6:00 instead of my usual 7:00 ( to pee!). I’ll get up and go out side and work out on my deck. That time is the best time for me to get it in because of my demanding schedule. I get it done by 6:30, get in the shower, and then my day starts. I’ve even been making “workout shakes” for my son because he wakes up with me and does jumping jacks too. :)

  7. kimberly says:

    hi, once I get everyone to work and school; I have a small window of workout oppertunity before my own work.The 15min exercises are great as I can complete housework as well and include walking the dogs with interval training!
    After approx 5wks I can definately see and feel benefits from this, compared with 2 years of worrying and trying to fit the gym in with my life!
    Thanks FYM XX

  8. naila hussain from pakistan says:

    Hi Holly
    Iam Naila Hussain from Pakistan adn iam crazy about my lossing wieght .But i really dont have time i do my job morning to evening i want to loss my wight i do alots of exercises like curnch hips and bayy abs plz can you help me in this mater how can i give time to my body fitings along with regular exercises!


  9. Lynne says:

    Bev, Could you be peri/menopausal? Unexplained weight gain, sleepless nights, hot sweats, bloated, painful breasts, easily irritated…? A large daily dose of Omega 3 and primrose oil (recommended by my Gyne) has really helped…of course along with regular exercises!

  10. Eliza says:

    Hi Holly
    My “crazyness” comes from the fact that we are currently posted halfway across the world in wonderful country not my own.. I have very little access to good, pesticide-free fresh produce, and the stress of getting my 3 kids to adjust to a new country, new language, new culture etc….has sent my weight sky-high : I have put on 8 pounds since moving here. Working out here should be easy, we have a pool not far, and a gym of sorts, but I don’t know where to start. Your website and letters have been fantastic in showing me that it CAN be done anywhere, but and here are the “buts” :
    – it SOOOOO hot and humid, it kind of gets to you
    – the dominant food in this country is starch (flour, rice, lentils, flour, rice, lentils etc…) so it’s difficult to implement your great dietary advice.

  11. marla says:

    Bev, try taking a magnesium supplement at bedtime. That can also help with sleep as lots of women have a deficiency.

  12. admin says:

    Hey Bev –

    Are you able to get 10 min of body weight moves in 1st thing in the morning?

    Middle of the day do some stretching maybe even a few Y-Squats – then when you get home – no need to “run” or “jump” just get a brisk walk in.

    Get this into your week 2-3 times and one in on the weekend and you are sure to feel a difference.

    Once you get a consistent workout schedule going, you may find that sleep is less of an obstacle.

    As for being exhausted but unable to sleep – might want to double check your night time routine- be sure you are setting your mind and environment up for sleep. Turn TV off, dim the lights, get relaxed, practice gentle yoga, read a book, listen to gentle music – I LOVE Enya – sip some chamomile tea, etc. Too often we run ourselves ragged – to the point of extreme fatigue but we do not allow ourselves to transition away from this chaos.

    It is not as simple as jumping in bed and shutting your eyes – our minds are still super active and affected by whatever stress the day has created. So you need to find a way to disconnect yourself from that by practicing something relaxing and allowing yourself TO get to a restful night’s sleep.

    Try this along with getting into a consistent routine with your workouts and see what a difference it can make.

  13. admin says:

    EXCELLENT example Maureen!
    Bravo and way to show the busy moms out there that YES it can be done!

  14. Bev says:

    Hi Holly,

    I’m glad to get a chance to ask this question.

    I work 8-5 and frequently when I get home I am TIRED–mainly from lack of a good night’s sleep–and don’t have the energy to exercise. I am 57+ and I think I am having age-related sleep problems. I can be totally exhausted, as I was last night, and still have problems falling asleep, and staying asleep the entire night. I wake up at least once and sometimes more often during the night.

    I have been getting the FYM workouts in on weekends but now I have a soreness (possible neuroma) under my left foot that prevents me from aerobic jumping-type exercise. Though I can still do the body-weight exercises, except for lunges.

    I do walk briskly at work from one end of the suite to the other often during the workday.

    Any suggestsions would be helpful.


  15. Maureen says:

    I am up at 4:30 to shower, dress, make lunches, eat breakfast and toss in a load of laundry. Get the kids up at 6, fed, dressed and out the door at 6:40. We ALWAYS eat dinner as a family, then after the kitchen cleanup, I let the kids veg in fornt of Hannah Monatana and I grab my 15 minutes. Brush my teeth, get on my PJs. Get the cuties ready for bed…and it starts all over again. you CAN find 15 minutes!!!

  16. Audrey B. says:

    As a busy wife and homeschooling mom of 5 blessings, I found it difficult to fit in long exercise routines. But 15 minutes a day — even I can do that! And besides the results of being in better shaped (weight and fat loss), I am enjoying a positive outlook and having a grand time!

  17. Nathalie says:

    Well the solution is that we just have to take 15 minutes of our tv time…

    We have to get out of the couch . (LOL)

    Thats what im doing now. When the kids are sleeping before to crash on the couch, i have to do my training. After that, i will take a nice hot shower and i could be relaxing watching a little bit of tv before to go to bed.

    Thank you FYM.

  18. admin says:

    Debbie – as far as a solution for you – no reason why you cannot break your workout up – get about 5 to 10 min in the am and 5 to 10 minutes in the pm.

    What types of breaks do you have during the day?

    Even if during the week you get partial workouts you have the weekend to get a full resistance training and intervals workout in.

    The key to FYM are the short burst workouts – we can always find an extra 10 minutes somewhere – and it is better to do something than nothing.

    Thanks for asking and I sure hope you give FYM a try!

  19. admin says:

    That is the coolest testimonial!!
    Thanks for sharing the power of FYM with everyone – pretty undeniable when you look at it like that!

  20. Denise says:

    It was hard for me to believe at first too. I always thought I had to work out 1 to 2 hours a day which is hard to find time for so I wasn’t working out that much.
    But after doing the FYM workouts I realized I wasn’t even pushing myself those 1 to 2 hours the way I can in 15 mins a day. And I can always find time for 15 mins.
    Also, I got this body bugg for xmas which you wear all day and it tells you how many calories you burn (they wear on biggest loser too). Well when I was doing 1 hour cardio, I was only burning 1800 calories a day and now on FYM I’m burning 2300-2500 a day doing only 15 min workouts! Amazing!! So much for more is better!

  21. Debbie Bartelsmeyer says:

    Yes, FYM might be for me. I leave at 6:30 a.m. every day and get home around 5:30 p.m. What solutions do you have?

  22. Kari says:

    The FYM system is going to be perfect for me! I have a two year old and I am VERY close to giving birth to baby #2. When am I ever going to have time to get my body back? That question runs through my mind daily! With workouts that only take 10-15 minutes or 90 minutes a week the answer to that question isn’t out of reach! I need to take care of myself and I need to carve those precious minutes into my schedule no matter what! I have no excuse not to give myself that time!
    So excited to see you featured in Oxygen! One of my favorite magazines! Go Holly!

  23. Marloes says:

    Holly….this couldn’t have come on a better day!
    Just finished watching Ellen and the winner of the Biggest Loser was on. She kept reiterating the fact that we need to take care of ourselves first in order to be happy moms and in turn having happy families, friends and the like! Ellen then also asked her if she had any advice for mom’s that are super busy and think they just don’t have the time to workout out let alone take care of themselves. She made another point of saying that you just need to make the time and that there always is time you just have to find it!!
    Hello Fit Yummy Mummy!!!!

  24. Sally says:

    These 15 minute workouts are Kick-B#*t!! That’s how you can be in the best shape of your life in only 15 minutes a day!
    Best workout for busy women out there!

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