New Year , New Goals

January 03, 2018

With every new year comes new goals, whether to eat healthier, stay active, or eat less chocolate. Jk - Maybe not chocolate! ;)

Whatever your goal may be, it is important to stick to it! 

One of our many goals is to stay active. After all, we do want to look great for when summer comes along. Yeah, yeah, we know, it's still pretty far away! However, time goes by quickly, and before you know it, IT IS HERE.

So, maybe staying fit was our goal last year and let's be honest, maybe we didn't stick to it. Instead of looking back and making excuses as to why we didn't, let's start a NEW goal set ANOTHER goal, and this time, MAKE IT HAPPEN! 

Women's Health has this amazing 20 minute workout by Nikki Metzger which gives you better results than 60 minutes on the treadmill.

This workout is considered a Tabata workout which is a form of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and is proven to burn lots of calories. 

This Tabata workout will not only boost your metabolism but will also get you fitter faster! 

While many of us struggle to find time in our busy lives, this workout only requires 20 minutes - that's it! We may not have much time, but we can ALL definitely spare 20 minutes of our day.

Stop making excuses and LET'S DO THIS! 💪🏼

 

The workout: Do each move for 20 seconds at maximum effort, resting for 10 seconds in between.  Rest for one minute. Repeat for a total of four rounds   

 

EXERCISE 1: High Knees 

Start standing. Run in place, driving your knees towards your chest. Use your arms and try and go as fast as you can.

EXERCISE 2: Froggers

Start in a plank position, then jump your feet towards your hands, keeping your butt below your knees and your chest up. Explode back to plank position. Repeat.

EXERCISE 3: Speed Skaters

Start standing, feet hips-distance apart. Jump to the right, bringing your left leg behind your body. Jump to the left, bringing your right foot behind your body. Repeat.

EXERCISE 4: Plank Jack + Knee Tuck 

Start in a plank position with shoulders, elbows, and wrists all in line. Jump both feet out at the same time, like a jumping jack, then bring them back together. Jump your knees between your hands, then back to plank.  Repeat.

EXERCISE 5: Tuck Jumps

Start standing. Jump straight up, tucking your knees to your chest. Land softly, and immediately repeat that move. 

EXERCISE 6: Mountain Climbers 

Start in a plank position with shoulders, elbows, wrists all in line. Drive your knees towards your chest, one at a time, as quick as you can. 

EXERCISE 7: Squat Jump Turns 

Start in a squat position, feet shoulder width apart, toes pointed forward and weight in your heels. Jump as high as you can, while turning 90 degrees, and land softly back into the squat position. Repeat.

EXERCISE 8: Burpees

Starting in a standing position, squat down and jump your feet back to the plank position. Perform a push-up, then jump your feet towards your hands. Jump in the air, bringing hands over head. Land softly and repeat.