The moment you bound out of bed in the morning (maybe a touch of an exaggeration), you’re already harried, hurrying around, trying to fulfill all of your day’s demands. Believe me, we’re all “too busy” to find time to work out… which is why you have to make time to work out. If that is still too much of a pie in the sky ideal, get your workout in before even getting out of bed. Before your gridlocked schedule squeezes out any spare second that you could possibly devote to your exercise, find the time in bed.
Studies show that slipping several quickies into your day can be as effective, if not more, than a straight one-hour sweat session. In the morning before you get out of bed, in the afternoon when your head goes brain dead, and at night before finally dozing off, are three perfect opportunities for 15 minute quickies. Not only will these workouts help you lose weight and burn fat, but they will also energize you and rev up your metabolism.
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Here’s the Quickie Weight-Loss Plan:
1. AM Quickie Workout in Bed (to energize your day)
2. Afternoon Quickie Cardio (take the stairs, power walk for 15 minutes, do a few Daily100s)
3. PM Quickie Workout in Bed (to switch off your mind and hone in on your body)
T & A… & A
The two most popular jiggly parts to tone are abs and a**. Since it’s the place where most eyes focus, you might as well spend some time toning your boobs to perky perfection too. Here are your Boobs, Abs, and Ass Quickie Workout in Bed activity kit.
Cross Punch- 50 reps
Speed Boxing- 60 seconds forward, 60 seconds backwards, repeat
Bicycle Pedaling- 60 seconds forward, 60 seconds backwards, repeat
Mind Games- 50 sets
Double Side Pull- 50 reps
Plank- 60 seconds
X-Plank- 60 seconds
Twisted Plank Twists- 10 reps (on each side)
Boxer Twists- 30 reps
Balancing Boat- 60 seconds
Butterfly Crunch- 30 reps
+ A sensible diet! READ 10 FOODS EVERY DIETER SHOULD EAT
Butt Lift- 50 reps
1-Legged Butt Lift- 25 reps (each leg)
1-Legged Butt Pulse- 25 reps (each leg)
Donkey- 50 reps
Straight Leg Donkey Press- 10 reps… Hold- 10 seconds (each leg)
Dog- 50 reps
Straight Leg Dog Press- 10 reps… Hold- 10 seconds (each leg)
Sick of taking the stairs? Daily100s are super fast, no-excuse quickies that you can easily slip into your day. Some of them can even be done at work wearing stilettos. Here are a few afternoon quickies to try:
Daily100: Dancer’s Legs
Stiletto Quickie: Bounce & Circle
That whole “but I don’t have time to work out…” excuse? No longer an excuse. Everyone has time to fit in a quickie.