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When it comes to daily life, I find that my typical day consists of a "go-go-go" mentality. I'm always booked, I always have somewhere to be, and I never seem to have time to just take a break—and I'm not even a mom yet! When life gets a little overwhelming, it can be hard to take a minute to yourself. It can be especially hard to think that you have time to fit in a workout.
A couple of the most-used excuses I hear are "I don't have a gym membership," or "I don't have time to go to the gym," or even "I just don't have time to workout."
Today, I'm going to show you a workout that trumps all those excuses. 1) You can do it anywhere—at the gym, at home, in your yard, in your driveway, even in your living room. 2) You can go through this workout just a couple times and it will take less than 10-minutes. All you need to do is get your body moving and you will burn calories—even long after you stop exercising.
So let's get to it. Here's an at-home workout that anyone can do! Directions are below.
The AT-HOME WORKOUT: do each exercise for one minute.
- Walk-outs: Begin with your arms above your head. Slowly, bend down and walk your hands forward, straightening your body as you go. When you reach a push-up plank position, slowly walk your hands back to your feet, stand, and reach your arms up to the sky. That's one walkout.
- Targets: shoulders, core, hamstrings, calves
- Make it harder: 1) When you reach the plank position, add a push-up. 2) Do the entire exercise on your tip-toes—this will really engage your calves! 3) As you're standing at the end of the walk-out, add a jump instead of just standing. This will really get your heart rate up. 4) Do them fast! You'll be sweating in no time.
- Targets: quads, hamstrings, glutes
- Make it harder: 1) Instead of just standing back up—jump. 2) Jump and switch legs between each lunge.
- Targets: chest, shoulders, triceps
- Make it harder: Between each push-up, as you push back up, try pushing your upper body (or entire body) off the ground. My trainer calls this an "airmail." If you can do it all the way, your hands and feet will be off the ground for just a moment before your next push-up.
- Targets: calves
- Make it harder: Turn your feet inward and outward to target each part of the calf. I like to do 10-straight, 10-inward and 10-outward at a time.
- Targets: core
- Make it harder: When you reach the top, add a twist to the right and left.
Also, if something doesn't work for you—for instance, if you can't do pushups—sub in a different exercise that you can do. This workout hits every body part, so whatever you take out, make sure the new exercise will target that same area!
Think you'll give it a try? Twiggy says "no excuses!"