Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Twenty Minutes Is An Hour

I just wanted to vent a little, or not even vent, just sort of mildly complain I guess... but saying "just go work out for twenty minutes!" is not, in fact, actually twenty minutes.  At least not for me.

I haven't been to the gym for a while and it's been bugging me, so I told myself I'd just go for twenty minutes to get there and be like, yay, I did it.

So it meant putting on my gym clothes, and going to the gym (I know I can get changed there, but I left from home), doing 20 minutes of chosen cardio (bike) and then I got home, stretched (keep re-realizing just how important this is for me) and then a shower.  And that's an hour!

Which means, doing anything more than twenty minutes of gym time is even longer.  I mean, not exponentially so but still... I see so many magazines and things touting "just 20 minutes of exercise a day" and that, let's be honest, doesn't really mean "20 minutes of time total."

*shakes fist at sky*


Jason Langlois said...

Yeah, they under estimate the opportunity cost. 20 minutes at the gym = 40 minutes of prep, travel, and recovery.

Where a bag of chips is like 10 seconds to open.

It's just not fair.

Victoria said...


Anne Roy said...

What about ditching the gym & going for a relatively brisk walk for 20 minutes a day (that is about a mile). I walk two miles a day & am fit ... however I eat a plant based diet which I think plays a part.

Anne (Cdn in England)

Victoria said...

I walk wherever and whenever I can :) This is on top of that :D