The 7 Minute Workout.
Just what is that?
When I first heard of Joel Therien and Chris Reid’s new program the 7 Minute Workout, I was pretty skeptical. I’m not into exercise, so the idea of being able to get in shape in only 7 minutes a day seems pretty far fetched.
Having worked with Joel Therien in his other businesses and knowing his background as a champion level body builder, he pretty much established himself as an expert, at least in my book.
I quickly decided that the 7 Minute Workout would be a great way to lose weight and get in shape. With the need for only 7 minutes a day every other day, it shouldn’t be too hard to get my 7 Minute Workout instilled into my subconscious.
As I’m getting into the routine of doing my 7 Minute Workout on a regular basis, I have found even more uses for the “7 minute” part.
This is something that I now apply to many things in my life. 5 minutes never seems long enough and 10 minutes can seem like an eternity. So the 7 minutes fits right in.
One example of applying a 7 Minute Workout to my life is in the area of meals. Eating nutritious food generally involves buying the right food items, prepping and cooking, just to be able to eat. I find that I can easily lose hours a day just in trying to make sure I eat good.
So now I will take 7 minutes to think up a meal, look over what I have and maybe look up a recipe online.
I then take my list and head for the grocery store to get what I need for my meal. With my list in hand, I set a goal of getting in and out in 7 minutes or less. (The supermarket can make you feel like you’re in an Indiana Jones movie. You have to run a gauntlet between the pastries, candies, ice creams and many other devilish items made up like cupcakes to get your attention. Then there are the little booby traps I call sucker tables that have an assortment of the junk you by-passed all spread out to catch your attention before you leave. These are the reasons you leave with twice the number of items you went to pick up. Most of them are junk food you don’t need to be eating AND you probably forgot a few items you came in for. With your grocery list, a 7 minute time limit will help your determination to eat better and your bank account too.
Now you have all the food you need for the meal and none of the junk because of your excellent 7 Minute Workout. It’s time to fix your meal. Take another 7 minute time frame to cut up the meat and the vegetables. Depending on the meal, making marinades and soaking the foods is all you do the next 7 minutes. Then, it might require another 7 minute time period to pop the food into the oven or pot or slow cooker. I like to use slow cooking methods, such as baking, cooking food in a pot on low or using my slow cooker. That way I don’t have to hover over the stove.
When it comes to eating, I do not recommend a 7 minute time frame. The reason is that food should never be rushed. When we eat quickly, we give our bodies signals that we are in a rush. This triggers our “fight or flight” response. Our bodies react to this urgency by secreting things like adrenaline and other chemicals to help our bodies be ready to respond. This is also a time when your body doesn’t want to carry too much food around, so the feeling to eat properly can be affected. It’s no wonder so many people have problems digesting their food. They have acid reflux, gas, bloating and just a general sense of yuckiness (this is a technical term, don’t use it unless you have received technical certification). The point here is to take time to slow down, eat and rest afterwards. This is like the period between the 7 Minute Workout. Give your body time to use the food to build, repair and energize you.
Now if you are like me, I clean my dishes as I go when cooking. Keeping the cleanup at the end of the meal down to 7 minutes isn’t too hard.
Okay, that was just a fun example of ways to put a 7 minute lifestyle in place. The best way is to join today.
Starting the 7 Minute Workout can really help you get a handle on life for life!