It’s a lifestyle, not a resolution.
Happy New Year! Now that 2017 is in full swing, it’s time to take on the new year. If I can share one piece of advice, it’s this: Make it a point to change your lifestyle, rather than checking off your resolutions. I’m confident you’ll find it easier to achieve your goals that way!
To further help you, I’ve created a quick workout series that will transform your fitness game. I know you won’t always have an hour to spend at the gym, but you’ll probably have at least 5–10 minutes to spare. You won’t need any equipment and the exercises are short and sweet.
Let’s get started!
Try to fit this in before noon. (Personally, I like to do this before I shower or eat breakfast.)
30 seconds high knees
30 seconds low plank
Complete as many rounds as possible in 4 minutes.
50 mountain climbers
15 hip raises
10 reverse lunges
Whether you work 9–5, part time, or are a stay-at-home parent, fit this in before 5 p.m.
5 minutes walking
Complete 3 rounds, 10 reps per movement.
Incline push-ups: place both hands on your desk and get into plank position. Lower your chest toward the desk and press back up. For a challenge, lift one leg off the floor.
Triceps dips: face away from your desk, hands on, fingers pointing forward. With your legs extended, bend at the elbow joint to lower your body toward the floor.
Moon lands: standing in front of your chair, squat down until you tap the chair, then return to standing.
Take a minute to wind down before crawling under the covers.
60 seconds of chaturanga to downward dog
60 seconds of sun salutations
Complete 1 round.
30 seconds warrior III (each side)
30 seconds runner’s lunge (each side)
30 seconds bow pose
30 seconds extended side angle (each side)
30 seconds child pose
8 hours savasana
If you have thoughts on the workout, leave your feedback in the comments. We’d love to hear from you! Also, be sure to stay tuned for the next workout in this series of mini workouts.
WARNING: This post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. iFit assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.