My Year To Thrive

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Maya Angelou

The Minute Jar


Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn’t formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.
~Lee Haney (Brainy Quotes)

minute jar MYTT

Something easy for those days when your get up & go has got up & went.  A jar full of simple things you can do for one minute.  Who can’t workout for just one minute?  Then maybe two or three or ten?  It could be useful for the TV addicts who want to squeeze something in during commercials.

I printed a list of simple exercises, cut them into strips, & put them into one of the many jars I have saved.  Easy peasy!  Now when I can’t find my motivation, or just don’t know what I want to do, I can at least get myself to commit to one minute of a random activity.  Starting is the hardest part of any workout, so this is the perfect little jump-start. 

minute jar MYTT 2

My jar holds a variety of things I can do with what I have at home.  I considered dividing them into cardio, strength, & stretching, but decided to keep it simple.  Nothing in there is so strenuous it needs warming up or stretching first.

If you’re interested but stuck for exercise ideas, or just even lazier than me, here is a link to the list I made.  I plan to add to it over time, but this is what I came up with off the top of my head & using a quick google search for simple exercises.

I would love to hear if you do something similar or give this a try.  Also, I am open to exercise suggestions for my jar. 🙂


Author: despitemyself

A person in flux.

2 thoughts on “The Minute Jar

  1. Pingback: Building Your Home Gym | My Year To Thrive

  2. I love this idea! What a great way to put things together from time to time. Good on ya!

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