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Archive for the ‘Ten Minute Workout check-in’ Category

These posts are post that I have in place for people to check in sharing what they are doing and discovering AND for me to check in when I have done my ten minutes.

End of the Month

Posted by terrepruitt on June 30, 2011

Here it is the end of June. Wow! Can you believe it? Wow! I have taken this month to share with you a workout that can be done in ten minutes. Many exercises and activities can be done in ten minutes. I believe that more activity is required to actually allow you to see a majority of the benefits that come from exercise. I have a previous post about the once suggested thirty minutes. This ten minute workout was shared in the hope of motivating you, because most of us have at least ten minutes we can do some exercises in and if ten minutes is all you have it is better than nothing.

I hope that some of the posts have helped you in some way.

This post is my placeholder so you can check in. I’ll be back later to let you know I did my ten exercises and also to post some additional modifications and variations to the ten exercises.


June 30, 2011 at 9:50 am

Morning workout—wahoo!  I was done a bit ago.  But it always takes me another bit to post a comment.  I got my ten under my belt and getting on with my day.

How about you?  Did you have ten minutes?

And what else do you have planned for the day?

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Wahoo! Nia!

Posted by terrepruitt on June 29, 2011

Yeah, I get excited when I have a Nia class.  I love to teach Nia.  I love to get up in front of a class and show them anyone can move and have fun.  So with that in mind, the fact that I have a Nia Class this morning, I will be back to let you know about the Ten Minute Workout.

With yesterday’s post assisting you with ideas on how to do the ten exercises without the exercise ball, the resistance band, and the BOSU, maybe you’ll join me?  Why not try it for ten days?  It’s ten minutes.  Ten exercises, ten times, in ten minutes, for ten days.  Now the ten minutes is the time frame, so if you can do more than ten exercises go for it.  Well, what do you say?  Got ten minutes?


June 29, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Ok, DONE!  And it was pretty funny.  I had been out today in my MBTs and I decided to practice the Nia routine Sexi in my MBTs.  So after that, I decided to do the ten minute workout in my MBTs.  Ha.  Fun-ny!

I normally just do the workout in bare feet.  So shoes — MBTs in particular — provided different sensations.

You may recall I bought the MBTs because (I’ve always wanted them but couldn’t bring myself to spend that on shoes) I thought they would help me re-learn how to walk properly.  Rolling through my entire foot.  I was thinking that I could do longer lunges in my MBTs because I could be on the ball of my foot but really rolled to the ball of the shoe.  Well, that went as planned.  I did the lunges as I originally thought when I put them in the workout.

MBTs on the BOSU . . . . different.  It definitely engages even MORE muscles.  I had thought of that too when I thought to do the workout with them on.  What I didn’t think about was how I would notice the shoes when doing the V sit up.

Anyway . . . I’m done.  Just wanted to let you know.  I think I should also confess that I almost skipped it today because I had a tentative phone appointment.  But I decided that I could do it even after that.  But it turned out that feel through so I just did it.  I mean, c’mon, it really IS only ten minutes.

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Twenty-five out of Twenty-Seven

Posted by terrepruitt on June 28, 2011

So far I have done twenty-five days out of twenty-seven.  Today is the twenty-eighth day.  I will do my Ten Minute Workout, but I will go to bed first.  It is 12:21 am and I am posting so that you can see that I am still here.  And before I go to bed I plan on doing my ten minute workout — at least.  So I know if I don’t get to any other exercise or workout at least I have my ten minutes workout done.

For me when I do it in the morning that I don’t have a Nia class I usually have time to do more, but I understand not everyone has the time.  That is why I think setting aside ten minutes at least gives you something.  I think it would be cool to do it three times a day.  Remember that ten minutes probably won’t result in major gains.  The ten exercises to do in ten minutes is just something to start you off or to combine with something you are already doing.

Anyway, I will check back in with my “DONE!” and also another post.  Tuesday is “regular” post day.  What have you got planned today in addition to doing your ten exercises to do in ten minutes? 🙂


June 28, 2011 at 11:10 am

Ok, I can make that twenty-six days out of twenty-eight days.  Got up this morning and did it.  Not first thing but almost.  It has just taken me a while to get to the computer to comment.

So try this ten minute workout for ten days, twenty-one if you want to make it a habit.

Have Make it a GREAT day!

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Monday at Midnight

Posted by terrepruitt on June 27, 2011

It is a little past midnight, I am putting up the placeholder.  I have not yet done my Ten Minute Workout for Monday, but I am hoping you will and you will comment on it.  I am rooting for you.  I know it is not always easy to find time.  I know how beneficial exercising can be.  What can happen is you squeeze in the ten minutes planning to do ten exercises ten times and you realize you have time for more.  You do more.  Then you realize how great you feel and you do a few more.

But you gotta just do it first.  Did ya?

I will be back to let you know I did.  First I have a Nia Class.


June 27, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Wow!  I think it was the same time last night that I was posted that I had done it.  Here I am again, 7:00 pm.  But I did it.  I almost forgot.  I was just about to do it then I got a phone call.  Took me another hour to get to it, but I did.  And I am glad I did.

After my Nia class this morning another teacher and I went to a park to practice.  That was fun.  I didn’t have the correct shoes, but I think we still made some progress.  We figured out a few things.  NICE!  Will make it that much easier when I learn the routine.

So how was your Monday?

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It’s a Mystery

Posted by terrepruitt on June 26, 2011

Oh wow!  Last night we went to a mystery party.  It was so fun.  I really was just amazed at the craziness of the character and the twists and turns and just all that was going on.  Since this is a public blog, I don’t want to tell too much because I never know who is reading this and if you were invited to a mystery party with this story line and you got all the details here that wouldn’t be fun.  It was my first party like that and so I was a bit overwhelmed to say the least.

We were on a ship in the 1700’s and we all had goals to accomplish, with abilities, secrets, and information.  Oh and we had “items too”.  And EVERYONE was looking for something.  It was hilarious.  It was fun and I am telling you this because I was so involved in it I forgot to post a placeholder for anyone doing the Ten Minute Workout.  But alas, it doesn’t look as if that was a problem.

I just did mine, but I am going to tell you I actually took out the lunges.  Yes, yes, I know, one of the prime exercises to target the glutes, but it is my foot that I am trying to save.  I have been practicing a Nia routine called Sexi.  I am thinking about doing it this week and it has a lot of ball of foot.  A LOT!   So much so that I might wait until Wednesday to do it, so that I can do it once for my San Jose Nia Class and then once for my Los Gatos Nia Class.  Then have a few days where I am not doing it.  Then pick it up again the following week.   One of my students requested it.

Which reminds me:  YES, there is Nia in San Jose at 9 am on Monday, the Fourth of July.  So come on over.  Many people have that day off so join us.  It will be fun.  We will be doing Sexi!  And Sexi is sexy and fun.

Even though I didn’t do lunges I did target my glutes with the ol’ donkey kick.  But I added some weights to see how that worked.  Remember those donkey kicks?

So what about you?  Did you do the ten exercises?  Did you do ten minutes of any exercise?  That is a great start/addition/quickie.  So let me know.

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A Weekend Placeholder for You

Posted by terrepruitt on June 25, 2011

Let’s see what today brings.  I know it will bring my Ten Minutes Workout, Nia, and the rest is a mystery.  That is more funny than you know.

Well, I’ll be here.


June 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Ok.  DONE!  I must have done it really fast because I was able to get part way through the fourth exercise on a third round.  I obviously rushed through my lunges.  But I remember doing the first set slow and concentrating on my right foot.  So it must have been by the second round that I was already thinking about all that I have to do.

I procrastinate so when thing come up that I didn’t plan on it makes be rush other things.  But I did it.  I mean it is only ten minutes.  What takes me longer is posting a comment to check in.  :-)

I am also getting ready to post the details on the last exercise in the Ten Minute Workout.  Then I will finish out the month with more about the ten minute workout, but not sure exactly what.

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Another Day Another Workout

Posted by terrepruitt on June 24, 2011

Friday the weekend is almost here, so close. Get in your workout, talk about it here. 🙂 I have a Nia class this morning and a million things to do this afternoon. I’ll let you know when I do my Ten Minute Workout. It’s fast and easy because it is only ten minutes. If you have time you can always make it longer by repeating any or all of the ten exercises or adding additional exercises.

It is great as a starter workout or an additional workout.

Got ten minutes?


June 24, 2011 at 5:34 pm

So late!  I got up this morning to do my ten minutes because I knew that I would be busy this afternoon, but when I step out of bed, my foot went, “HELLLLLLOOOOOO THERE!”  So I debated.  And I decided that I need to soak it in ice water for the ten minutes instead.

Then, things came up, as they often do.  That is why I like to do workouts in the morning because things always come up in the afternoon.  But I did it.  And I think I am going to have to make some adjustments to it.  I don’t want to do it faster, but add some weights or something . . . we will see.

How about you?  Gotta stay in the habit.  :-)

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Workout Check-in

Posted by terrepruitt on June 23, 2011

Well, actually this is a workout place holder.  Still keeping the faith that people will check in after doing the Ten Minute Workout.

I will.  I will be back to let you know when I am done.  Then I will post detail to the number nine exercise, the Bent Over Lateral Raise.

Have a fabulous morning.


June 23, 2011 at 12:52 pm

It is much, much cooler in San Jose today.  I like it much better.  But I did do my ten minutes first.  And now I am going to spend a good portion of the afternoon with Nia.  I can’t decide whether to work on learning a new Nia Routine or brush up on one.  One of the cool things about Nia is that the more you do a routine the more you can play with it.  You can use flexibility, agility, mobility, strength, or stability (FAMSS) to infuse the workout and make it different every time.

I have notice that I can do that a bit with the ten minute workout too, because every time I do it I am different.  Today I really, really, really, really concentrated on taking LONG steps in the lunges and I was able to confirm why I chose this exercise for the workout to target a specific muscle.  I have also been experimenting with the way I hold the band for the triceps kick backs and bent over lateral raise.  So even though I have been doing the same exercises I have been doing them a little different to work it in different ways.  What about you?

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Wednesday Nia Then Workout

Posted by terrepruitt on June 22, 2011

I love my 9:00 am Nia class. I love starting my days with movement. It just helps the day go better, right? Do you start your day with movement? Do you have time for a long workout? If not have you thought of trying to get ten minutes in?

Here is one you can do. Ten Minute Workout.

I’ll be back after class to check in. It is going to be hot again today in the Bay Area so I’ll be right home to do ten exercises.


June 22, 2011 at 12:41 pm

So I didn’t get home as early as I wanted because I decided to go to the store.  You might now how it is when you go to “pick up a few things” and end up with a cart full of groceries.  I got home later than I wanted, but that really encouraged me to get my 10 minutes in because I didn’t want to be doing it while it was so hot.  So I got home and got it done.  But then I got on my computer . . . . . and almost an hour later I am posting, “I’m done!”

How are you?

I’m gonna go get more done.  Happy Wednesday!

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Beat the Heat

Posted by terrepruitt on June 21, 2011

It is going to get really hot in San Jose and the South Bay today, so I need to get up and get my workout done.  I know I am only posting about my Ten Minute Workout, but whatever I do, I need to get it done before the heat.  I would hope that unless you are working out in an air-conditioned space, that you workout before the heat of the day too.  If you are running, jogging, or walking, please keep in mind both the heat and the sun.  If you are in the northern hemisphere try to get your outdoor workout in BEFORE 10:00 am or after 4:00 pm.

Also, drink a lot of water!  🙂

Join me in doing the ten exercises.  I’ll check in later.


June 21, 2011 at 10:19 am

Well, I got up and got my 10 minutes in.  I didn’t get up when my alarm went off, so I am off to a little later start than I wanted, but I at least got the ten exercises in.  I did them from number 10 to number 1.

So what about you?  Have you tried it from 10 to one?

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