Now, if you were like me this past holiday, you have lost track of your diet during this past holiday. It is not like we set out to destroy our diet, but that Oreo pie sure did. The pumpkin pie and cookies seemed set on destroying my diet completely. At least the turkey was healthy. Now it is time to start working this weight off.
Now, the hard part of losing weight is trying to fit time in for the gym. Luckily, there are plenty of workouts that can be done in the office or at home. This makes it much more likely that someone is going to do the exercises, including myself. After all, going to the gym can be a lot when considering the amount of activity going on during this time of year.
- Squats- This essential aspect of working out is an easy to do move that has a lot of great effects on the body. The squat burns a lot of calories and builds strength so that the body burns more calories throughout the day. To do this, stand behind your chair and hold onto the back for balance. Bending at the knees and waist, squat down as though sitting in a chair, although be sure not actually sit down. Press through your heels and push yourself up.
- Sitting Leg Extensions- This move works the front of your legs and helps to build extra strength and flexibility. While sitting in your chair, straighten your legs flex your feet towards your knees. This will force you to flex your quadriceps and burn some calories while stretching behind the knees.
- Abdominal Flexing- Simply flexing a muscle is a sure way to engage that muscle and work it back into shape. The abdominal muscles are also known as the core muscles and they can help burn a lot of calories and provide with that shapely figure. Simply by keeping the abdominal muscles tight, the core muscles will burn calories and help to provide a better hourglass figure.
- Raised Push-ups- The push up is a great muscle builder. It helps to develop the chest, the back, the arms and shoulders. Not too many people like to get on the floor and do one though. The push-up can be done off the desk or chair. This makes it a bit easier to do the push-up and it helps to keep the person off the floor and the outfit clean.
Not everyone can simply begin to workout though. Luckily, there are some personal trainers who can help clients online. One such personal trainer is Rich Chessario. His website http://www.corefitnesserie.com allows people to contact him and request his assistance in losing weight. He creates individualized diet plans and exercise plans that do not require the use of a gym or excessive amounts of time. Check him out!