Some days it can be hard to make it out the door with all the curlers off your head, your dog fed and coffee in your mouth and not on you. However, when you do finally get on your way, you’ve got places to go and people to see. And since time is of the essence, finding time to exercise is as vital as that morning coffee. Set an intention for the day by packing one of your Fabletics athletic outfits with you. Then work in the following exercises to match your Fabletics on-the-go lifestyle!
1) A.M. Abs:
For every time you hit snooze in the morning, you get could have twice the abs strength you had the day before. Do your crunches post-shower while letting your hair air-dry for a bit. You’ll get stronger abs and healthier hair for it! If you’re even more of a multi-tasker, do them while microwaving your oatmeal or cooking an omelet.
A great five-minute core workout to start with is one minute of each of these: basic crunches with your knees bent and feet on the floor; lower body crunches with your head on the ground and knees tucking in toward your face; bicycle crunches, crunches with the bottoms of your feet together and your knees out to the sides and a plank!
2) Legs In Transit:
Whether you’re in or waiting for an elevator, curling your hair or printing out paperwork, there is always time for leg exercises. Four leg exercises that you can work in to your day are squats, outer thigh leg raises, rear straight-leg raises and wall sits. Aim for 25 reps of each throughout the day at least once and increase as time permits.
On the phone a lot during the day? There’s no rule that conference calls have to be done in your office chair. Put your back against a wall and slide down it until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Feet are hip width apart and your shoulders are pressed firmly back. Both your quads and your career will have people talking!
3) P.M. Push-Ups:
If at the end of the day you’re still running more errands than miles at the gym, you still have time for a little arm power. Arm exercises are thankfully portable. Find a wall wherever you’re at and hit power push-ups. Place hands on the wall just wider than shoulder-width. Step one to two feet away, bend your elbows and lower your chest as close to the wall as you can. Then push the wall away taking your hands off with you. Repeat as fast as you can in this push-up “jump” series. Aim for three power push-up breaks each day and you’ll have arm candy by Valentines’ Day!
– Lisa Payne Fabletics Master
To find out more about Lisa, visit her on the Fabletics website.