Measure your steps and reps: Start with small goals to be able to work yourself up to doing each exercise until failure…meaning until you just can’t do it anymore!
Seek alternative energy: Before grabbing a snack for an energy boost, do a mental check on if you’re stressed, low on sleep or thirsty. Then try to grab a snack that is low on calories, higher in fiber to keep you fuller longer.
Excuse proof your workout: Here are a few exercises that require no equipment, so you can do them ANYWHERE!
- Bridge: Lie on your back with knees bent and feet on the floor. Lift hips up so that your body forms a straight line between shoulders and knees. Lower and repeat.
- Burpee: Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart, arms by sides. Lower into a squat and place palms on floor in front of feet. Jump feet back into full push up position. Jump feet towards hands and then jump up immediately, extending hands over head. Repeat.
- Three-Legged Plank: Begin on the floor in a full push up position (wrists below shoulders, arms extended and toes tucked under) Lift right arm forward, hold for a count of three and return hand to floor. Repeat with left arm, then lift right leg and left leg.
Count to three: Follow a three bite rule for anything that isn’t a vegetable. Because the first and last bites are always the most satisfying, you don’t miss the bites in between.
FITNESS MAGAZINE JANUARY 2012