The best workout for when you’re ‘too busy’ to work out

It wasn’t too long ago that I expressed my strong feelings about the ‘B-word’. No,  not that “B-word”… the other one, busy. While my feelings have not changed, the meaning of that statement has. For those who know me, I no longer even use the “B” word. I hate it — it’s a crutch. It’s actually a joke because we are all busy. Yep, each and every one of us.

Busy isn’t an excuse. It’s reality.

It comes down to your perspective about what’s important. It is easy to be “too busy to work out” if you don’t see the importance. You may think you are choosing work, your relationships, etc., in place of exercise, but that’s where you need to shift your attitude. We all have 24 hours in a day, and if you make your health and fitness a priority, you will find that all of these areas of your life will improve.

Yes, taking that half-hour break from the office to get in a good sweat session will actually give you more energy and make you more productive! That’s the key; it should be a positive part of your life, not take over your life. You need to find what works for you, and erase the mythical thoughts that a good workout takes a lot of time.

This week, I created this “busy person workout,” so whenever an excuse comes creeping into your head, make this your go-to; those few minutes will be much better spent doing this.

Busy person total body workout

Perform two or three rounds of the circuit below and let me know, when you’re done, how long it took you here!

  • 30 moving twisters (resistance band)
  • 30 resisted punches (15 each side)
  • 10 side knees
  • 20 inner thigh lifts (on each side)
  • 30 boat toe touches
  • 20 tricep dips
  • 10 star jumps

And note to busy women: If you want a serious transformation, or to really tighten up and look and feel better and more energized than ever for your big day, check out my incredible seven day plan; the reviews have poured in and they are beyond amazing. It’s much simpler and easier to follow than you can imagine, and the time commitment is less than 40 minutes per day! In fact, everyone who has done it feels like they have more time and energy!

But don’t take my word for it. Try it out for yourself, here!

Amanda Russell is a top-rated fitness and lifestyle writer, professional keynote speaker, Olympic-trained athlete, model, spokeswoman, founder of and one of the industry’s leading experts on fitness, wellness and change. Amanda hosts and executive produces the online fitness series: Fit Strong and Sexy. To watch Amanda’s show, visit Find more of Amanda on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.