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I'm Too Busy To Workout Today
One of the first things we do at the beginning of every year is make a New Year's resolution. Then, the second thing we do is concentrate on not keeping that resolution. Finally, the summer heat moves in and that means pool parties, beach vacations and bikini body envy. That is when we start subscribing (if you haven't already) or cyber stalking (if you've already subscribed) Jen Selter's Instagram. We stare at her photos while cursing her for her crazy, ridiculous, awesome body and eye popping booty shots. That is when we get motivated enough to make a mid-year resolution to work out more. We want to walk into a room full of people who have not seen us since we left for vacation (or school let out) and show them how we are now rocking those good looks your momma gave you. But let's face it. It is the summer and you ate way too much during the Fourth of July BBQ blowout and got third helpings of Aunt Maureen's strawberry and cream cake and Uncle Jefferey's Banging BBQ Ribs. So what is a girl to do?
Work Out or Chicken Out?
Today, have you put off working out because you're too busy?
Quick Workouts To Combat Busy Schedules
Life does not stop for us to catch up or even add a few extra things to the day and sometimes you just have way too much happening to spend hours in the gym with that ball-busting personal trainer that looks like Channing Tatum. Between family, work, best friends, the "she thinks she's my best friend but I keep my enemies close" friend, and life in general, it is just too hard to fit in a good workout. Even if that means not seeing Channing Tatum's secret twin. Isn't life a workout already?
Well, there is a way to stay fit and not have to devote hours out of your busy day kissing up to your abs and begging them not stay put as you eat that cookie you've been staring at all day. Here are a few quick exercises that won't add too much time your already busy day.
Split Squat (hips, thighs, butt)
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and your arms resting at your sides. Step abackwards with your right foot and drop into a lunge. Stop when your front knee is at a 90 degree angle keeping both knees lightly bent and then come back up. Stay in lunge position though. Do this for about 30 seconds and then switch legs.
Butterfly Breath (legs, arms, core)
Stand with your feet hip width apart and your arms lifted out to the sides. Yes, be an airplane!! Now exhale and lift your right knee and touch it with your left elbow. Remember to leave the other arm stretched out. Inhale as you return to your beginning position. Repeat this alternating as you do. As this gets easier, add 3 to 7 pound dumbbells.
Sum It Up
There you have it. Two workouts that take less than five minutes to complete and works both the upper and lower body. We can all spare five minutes a day, right?
Of course we can!