It’s time for a workout! First, change into your gym clothes, make sure the kids are taken care of and then drive 20 minutes or more to the gym, do your workout and drive 20 minutes or more home and change back into your regular clothes.
Between changing clothes and driving, you spend more time getting ready for your workout than you spend working out. That’s precious time you don’t have, and frankly, it seems wasted. That’s often the reason people fail to continue their workout program. It’s just too complicated and time-consuming.
But what if you could get mini workouts throughout the day and make your abdominal fat disappear without all the fuss? That would make a lot more sense.
These exercises won’t replace a cardio workout. For that, you need to sweat a bit and raise your heart rate, but they will help flatten your stomach and eliminate the dreaded “belly fat” that makes every outfit look frumpy.
Best of all, you can do them in a few minutes at a time throughout the day, and there’s no real preparation. Of course, you still have to do them every day, but they’re easy, quick and actually kind of fun.
These exercises are so simple, but if you’re doing these at work, make sure you have a private place to do them, especially if you’re wearing a skirt or dress.
This simple exercise can be done in your work chair or any chair at home. You sit near the edge of the chair with your back straight and feet flat on the floor and lift one foot off the ground, leaving the other in place.
Continue lifting that foot, bending at the knee raising your thigh toward your chest. Grasp your hands in front of the knee, on the upper skin and pull for extra help. Lower your leg and do the other. Repeat this as many times as you can.
Nope, nope, nope! Don’t lay on that floor. I promised ones you could do from a chair. Hopefully, your chair will have arms you can grasp for support.
Sit up straight, hold onto the arms and lift both feet off the floor and toward your chest. It’s like number one, but using two feet.
Make sure you keep your back straight and pull those thighs toward you. You can feel the burn on this one.
Do a few on the one hand and then sit on the other hip and do the same number.
Just like the standing type you do in the gym, you’ll be eliminating that muffin top with these. Sit tall with your feet flat on the floor and arms straight out to your side (forming a human T).
Reach down and across with your right hand and touch your left foot. Go back up and alternate hands, using your left hand to touch your right foot.
You need arms on your chair for this one. Sit in starting position, back straight, knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
Grasp the arms of the chair with your hands and lift yourself up out of the chair, make sure you’re stable and then lift your knees toward you.
This works the core muscles. It’s best if you’re chair is against the wall to ensure it’s firmly planted and not shakey.
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Calleigh is passionate about inspiring others to a healthy living and encourages to re-discover their lifestyle. Her keen interest in health shines through in her written work on DIY skin care, beauty tips, healthy and active lifestyles.
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