10 Minute Trainer – Day 1

Hurray! Restarted an exercise programme, feel great. Knackered, of course, but great.

10 Minute Trainer day one today, I did all three (well, as much as I could). Which is about 42 minutes* if you don’t pause, or just under an hour if you faff about as I did. But hey, it was the first time trying, so every so often I had to pause and go “I do WHAT now?”.

In case anyone’s actually reading this for information – if you get the Basic version of the 10 Minute Trainer, you get 5 workouts, and a schedule that has 3 recommended workouts daily for 4 weeks. A few of the days have just one workout – they’re kind of recovery days. If you get the Deluxe version, you get an extra three workouts (plus a different warm up and cooldown), and an extra schedule for “accelerated results”.

I got the Deluxe version, but I’m starting with the basic schedule anyway, so that I can switch over after month 1 and not get bored. My logic is, if I do the version with all 8 workouts, then switching down to 5 will be boring. Whereas if I start with 5, then adding 3 more after the first month will keep things fresh. Maybe I’m right, maybe I’m wrong – to be honest, as long as I do a hard 1/2 an hour of exercise each day, it probably doesn’t matter too much.

The schedule for day one is Cardio, Lower Body, Abs. I made it through the whole of the Cardio workout, nearly all of the Lower Body workout, and about half of the Abs one, if I’m being honest. Although not the first half. More an intermittent half – maybe every other move. I really enjoyed it, in between the bits where I felt like I was dying. And I feel REALLY great now it’s over.

Plus, I had a crap day today, so I enjoyed practising the kicks. I’m not mentioning any names, but I was definitely imagining a face on that target today.

It feels really great to be exercising again – can’t wait to start slimming down again (whether or not it helps me lose weight).

* Each workout is 10 minutes of exercise, but just a little more in elapsed time. That’s because Tony takes a few seconds here and there to explain the moves, and because of a few seconds of stuff of intro/wrap-up. There’s also a 2:20 warm-up, and a 1:20 cooldown. Those both seem a bit short to me to be honest so I’d recommend doing a little more, especially on the cooldown.


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