Here’s a daily fitness plan that will help you shape your waist, tone up your glutes and thighs to help you create the body you’ve always wanted.
30 minutes of Hill running or walking
Why: An uphill workout is like weight lifting for your glutes and hamstrings. It will help lift that area nicely and the cardiovascular nature of running will help you burn fat.
Squats, lunges, mountain climbers and step-ups
Do 15 of each move and try to perform four sets. Work your way up to using water bottles as weights, and in time, weighted dumbbells to add resistance.
Why: Building strong quads and glutes will help you create the desired look of a fit, toned lower half.
Rest and stretch day
Why: Rest and recovery days are as important as training days, since they give your body time to repair itself. Stretching on your rest day will help ease sore muscles and it feels great, too.
High knee runs, push-ups, crunches, standing oblique crunches, single leg hops, jump rope. Do 45 seconds of each exercise followed by 15 seconds of rest. Repeat this circuit for 30 minutes.
Why: Interval training is ideal for burning fat and getting great results in a reasonable amount of time. The exercises I’ve chosen all have an extra emphasis on the core. Any time you require your body to balance, such as when you’re balancing on one foot, your core works overtime.
Active rest day
Ride a bike, swim, hike – do any physical activity at a slow and steady pace for about an hour.
Why: I love adding fun, active days to the schedule. Steady exercise encourages your body to burn fat, and the added bonus is that you get to relieve stress by focusing on an activity that’s both fun and healthy.