Sometimes, trying to jump into a diet plan and workout routine can be daunting (if not impossible). Many busy moms and professional people have the same complaint, “Where do I find time to work out and eat right?”. Strong and problem solving women will find a way to meet their needs and I am going to help you do that today! No time? Fine. Hungry? No problem. Let’s do this!
1.) Doing jumping jacks for only 2 minutes, 5 times today can help you burn up to 100 calories. Seriously! I know that you can find 5 blocks of 2 minutes. Do this with your kids to dance music and engage everyone in some heart pumping health. Enter your weight on this calculator to find out your exact calorie burning amounts.
2.) Change only one meal today and lose up to 300 calories.
- Swap a caloric drink for water.
- Craving sweets at snack time? Instead of grabbing a banana at 110 calories, eat a 50 calorie tangerine
- If you are grabbing lunch outside your home, make sure to find a lower calorie option. You can use this calorie counter online. For example, if at McDonalds you order the “healthy” Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich for 530 , you can order the Grilled Chicken Classic for 420 calories instead.
3.) Have a favorite TV show that you want to watch today? Do your jumping jacks, sit ups, deep knee bends, running in place and any other form of exercise during the commercials. Rest your heart out during the show. You will burn at least 100 calories in that 30 minutes alone.
4.) Stuck inside? You can sprint up and down stairs for only 8 minutes to burn 100 calories. Don’t have stairs? Dance with your kids for 15 minutes or sit at your office desk and lift hand weights (or something heavy) for 15 – 20 minutes.
5.) Do something you already do with a little more vigor. Have to clean the house? Take bigger strides, lift more things at once and put a spring in your step. You can burn up to 100 calories in a half hour. Pacing and brisk walking can burn 100 calories in 30 minutes. Take a phone call while you walk the halls, pace in your office or race around the living room.
What are some ways that you sneak health & exercise into your day?