Working out was a New Year resolution, with emphasis on ‘was’. But it’s just so hard…you wake up late, it’s such a pain to get dressed and brave the traffic. And then all those sweaty, noisy people. Besides, all your gym wear is at the laundry. As many excuses as the days you’ve bunked your gym session. We get it! But curling up on your couch with a tub of ice cream tub and dreaming Katrina’s abs will magically become yours won’t get you anywhere. So what’s a girl to do? Say hello to this amazing home workout routine! You can stay in and still have that ‘Instagram-worthy’ body. Check out these powerful body-weight workout moves that don’t need any equipment. Just pull on your favourite workout shoes and grab your workout/yoga mat!
Jump Squats: We know squats are great, but you can take things to another level with Jump Squats. Start by doing a regular squat, then jump energetically while engaging your core. Do 2-3 sets of 15 reps and you will start feeling the burn!
Walking lunges: You know what’s better than good-old lunges? Yes, you guessed it right! Besides, toning your legs and engaging your core, walking lunges are an amazing move for lifting and shaping your butt. Do 3 sets of 20 lunges and get ready to look great in that skinny jeans.
Burpees: Nothing gets your heart racing like Burpees! We all have had a love/hate relationship with this move. Legs, arms, abs, you name it and Burpees have them covered for you. So, go ahead watch your endurance boost by doing 20 burpees.
Plank Hip Dips: Double whammy! Strengthen your core and get those obliques in shape with this amazing move. It enhances your flexibility and stability, while trimming down your waist and strengthening the lower back. Do 3 sets of 15 dips each side and feel the rush.
Chair Dips: Oh don’t we all hate those flabby arms? The age-old dips never lose their charm, when it comes to toned arms. Let’s attack those triceps with this do-it-anywhere move. Make sure you get a sturdy chair for this one. Do 3 sets of 20 reps and let us know if you feel the sweet burn!
Half-cobra Push Ups: Target your chest and arms with this 2-in-1 move. Place your hands underneath your shoulders and lengthen your body on your mat. Pressing through your palms, lift your chest off the ground and stop when your elbows create a 90-degree angle. Make sure your elbows are touching your ribcage. That is one rep, now do 2 sets of 20 reps.
The Hundred: As the name suggests, you have to hold on to this move for 100 beats. This move has proven its benefits in the world of Pilates and is a great way to get those abs warmed up. Make sure you squeeze your belly button inside and ensure that your neck is relaxed the whole time.
Criss-Cross Abs: Get those tight abs, toned hips and a sexy little waist with the criss-cross move. Don’t strain your neck while doing this exercise, keep it relaxed and lift your body using your core. Do a set of 2 with 15 reps on each side and don’t forget to point your toes while at it!
After this banging workout, one thing that your body needs is protein. Make your very own yummy chocolate protein shake with the Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Double Rich Chocolate to fuel fat loss!
Hot bod tips: We all know abs are made in the kitchen. Eating right is the key to a fit soul. Make sure you fuel your body with healthy treats. A couple of steaming cups of Organic India Tulsi Green Tea daily will keep your metabolism up and running and boost your body’s fat burn.
Let us know if you are sore the next day, it means your body is feeling it. Happy workout ladies!