Hey, Gorgeous GoGirls! Summer is knocking on the door, so here’s the skinny. We all wish we can magically get fit, firm, and fab by binge-watching Netflix and scarfiing down pints of Ben and Jerry’s in the process. I think that’s something all us girls (and guys) can agree on, right?
Well, believe it or not, you CAN tone up that tush and tighten that tummy with little, strategic moves incorporated throughout the day. We need not let the arduous battle of the bulge deter us from the big, bright, and buff picture. With just the right amount of fitness fortitude, there are simple steps we can take any time of the day, anywhere in the world, that will add up to real results real fast.
No Gym Membership?
Get Fit and Fab on the Fly!
Still insisting on keeping that itty-bitty, teeny-weeny bikini casually hanging outside your closet as a fitness-friendly reminder of getting your body beach ready? So be it. But, you don’t need a five-star gym membership or painstakingly pop ‘till you drop with five-hour long workouts five days a week to reap the rewards of a svelte, ballerina-beautiful body. You’ll want to try these tips and tricks to getting toned, trimmed, sculpted, and strong in no time – anytime!
BE A STAIR MASTER
You’ll be floored when you realize how many extra calories you’ll blast when you opt for the staircase instead of the elevator. Even if you have only one flight to go up in order to reach your destination, all those steps will shrink your waistline just in time for swimsuit season.
FIDGET AND GET FIT
Channel your inner third grader and fervently fidget your feet while working at your desk or reading a book at the coffee shop. Studies have shown that not only does fidgeting keep your metabolic motor humming, but induces a sense of mental calm and balance. Looks like Mom wasn’t right about everything.
PARK YOUR CAR FAR AWAY AND HUFF IT, HOT STUFF!
During daylight hours, park your car as far away from your destination as possible and either walk, skip, or jog to your destination. Our bodies were meant to move. Go one up and walk or bike the entire distance from your home or work. You’ll save cash on gas, vehicle wear and tear, while not contributing to unseemly pollution and traffic. Watch your wallet get fatter and your waist get smaller. If you normally take the bus or subway, get off a few stops earlier and walk or jog the rest of the way.
CLEAN UP YOUR ACT
Be a domestic god or goddess and engage in some light household chores, while burning off that three o’clock vending machine mishap in the process. Vacuuming, laundry, dusting, and window washing to your favorite tunes will torch that Twinkie in no time.
PLANKS IN THE PARK
Be a weekend workout warrior and soak up the sunshine while also shaping, shredding, and shedding! Stack feet on an empty park bench, while keeping hands centered on ground. Engage glutes, tummy, legs, and back, while holding position for twenty seconds. Work up to a minute. Boost the burn and use your obliques to alternate side-to-side core turns, while reaching arms up overhead.
TONE UP IN TRAFFIC
Traffic making you tense? Have a mobile moment and tightly squeeze and hold those glutes, hammies, and tummy until you feel the burn, babe! Release. Hold on to the steering wheel with both hands while slightly bending obliques side-to-side. Ahhh....you’ve just been rescued from road rage with a ballerina body to boot!