Three, 5 minute workouts

Maybe some of you know, maybe you don’t…I am the host of WellHealth Quality Care’s Medical Minute series. We discuss health topics from diabetes to childhood obesity and one of my most favorites – health and fitness!

Here are three, five-minute workouts you can do while watching TV, watching your kids play, right before bed…really, anytime.

Enjoy <3

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Lazy Girl Fitness – MILF Style – Abs N Arms

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The “Plank Man Twist” 

It’s Logan’s Favorite, can’t you tell by his face? 

How I do it

I start in a plank, hold for 20 second then pull opposite knee to opposite arm and hold for another 20 seconds, back to middle then reverse sides for a total of 80 seconds of pure ab shaking!!

 

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Walk the Caterpillar! 

This one is fun – it burns your arms, tummy, legs and makes my little man giggle.

How I do It

Start standing then walk your hands out to a push up position (don’t move those feet!)

Once your in a pushup position I hold for 30 seconds, do a tri-cep pushup then walk back, repeat 8 times!

*Disclaimer – Please make sure that safety is first. I am not a licensed trainer, these are workouts that work for me and my busy lifestyle. Consult a doctor before starting any new workout program and be safe.*

Lazy Girl Fitness – Row, Row, Row Your Boat!

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Who here likes to sing to their kid, or just sing to sing (whether you can carry a tune or not…I am in the not category, poor kid). Well as my munchkin was laying on his play mat I decided to get some ab work in.

Step One – Balance on your bum and lower your core half way between sitting up and the ground. Keep your feet planted unless your ready to try to just balance on your bum.

Step Two – Sing Row, Row, Row your boat… while you “row” your boat from side to side twisting. You can also use a weight (not the baby…to dangerous) for more of a challenge.

*Disclaimer – Please make sure that safety is first. I am not a licensed trainer, these are workouts that work for me and my busy lifestyle. Consult a doctor before starting any new workout program and be safe.*

Lazy Girl Fitness – MILF Style – Kissy Face

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For mom’s against chicken wings…try this kissy face workout.

Put your baby on a blanket underneath your shoulders and then get ready to work those arms and booty.

Beginners: start on your knee’s (see above) lower with control and kiss your baby on the forehead then press back up, hook your toes and push into a push up position then lift one leg in the air, hop switch and lift the other leg then repeat.

If your arms are a bit buff from carrying around your cutie all day then go ahead and start in a normal push up position, lower with control to kiss your love and then push back up, lift one leg then jump switch to the other leg, lift and repeat.

*Disclaimer – Please make sure that safety is first. I am not a licensed trainer, these are workouts that work for me and my busy lifestyle. Consult a doctor before starting any new workout program and be safe.*

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Lazy Girl Fitness – MILF Style

The return of Lazy Girl Fitness with a little bit of a twist; MILF STYLE!! (Mom’s In Love With Fitness ladies… what were you thinking?). Now that I am a mom I know I’m going to need to incorporate my little man into many of my workouts since he takes up the majority of my time. This doesn’t mean you need a kid to do the workouts, just more proof that you can multitask and get a workout in.

The pediatrician said it’s a great time to start engaging with songs, talking and staring with our baby so while I was giving Logan his brain workout…I snuck in some Sweeps and Lifts! It’s simple and works out my rear, thighs and tummy.

Sweeps – While lying flat on your arm, engage your tummy by holding it tight then sweep your leg like a windshield wiper back and forth making sure you don’t let your core move…only your legs.

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The lift is the same concept except I like to prop myself up on my elbow and straighten my back to help my core even more. Once I do about 25 lifts I hold in about half way and do mini circles (as many as I can) then bring it back down and kiss that cute kid I have been staring at this whole time.

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*Disclaimer – Please make sure that safety is first. I am not a licensed trainer, these are workouts that work for me and my busy lifestyle. Consult a doctor before starting any new workout program and be safe.*

Lazy Girl Fitness – 3 Min. Arms

I know it may seem like all I do is watch TV in my free time and after looking at all my workout routines…I may. Oh well, when it’s 112 outside, my indoor commercial break workouts are good for me.

The 1st Exercise I do during commercial break are bicep curls. I use 5lbs and 10lbs weights. Keep your elbows in and don’t rush the curl, concentrate on good form.

2nd Exercise that I do immediately after the Bicep curls is a shoulder press. Stand up straight and make a touchdown motion then press up until the weights almost touch and then pull it back down.

I usually do about 90 seconds of each exercise which comes out to a full commercial break.

*Please Note – I am not a certified personal trainer. Do these exercises at your own risk, consult your doctor before starting any serious training program*

Lazy Girl Fitness – Leggy

Ready to get those legs smoking hot? Try my Lazy Girl Leggy workout.

I have a two-story house so I like to take advantage of the stairs, if you don’t have stairs you can always use a step stool.

Exercise one – Step Jumps! Jump up and down on the stairs with two feet. Try to do 10 without stopping and then slowly add more as it gets easy. Also try to jump through your whole foot almost like your on a trampoline.

Exercise Two – One Leg Balanced Calf Raises. Balance yourself using the railing and the wall and try to do 15 calf raises on each leg while balancing on the other.

*Please Note – I am not a certified personal trainer. Do these exercises at your own risk, consult your doctor before starting any serious training program*

Lazy Girl Fitness – Play Like A Kid

Ready to play like a kid…or play with your kids? These two exercises will help your cardio and help you tone up your lower back and booty!

First – Climb the Mountain. Start in a push up position with your feet together and your booty low. Then start “running” by switching your feet. Try to do a minute without stopping, or you can race your little one up a “mountain”.

Second – Superman!!! Start laying on your stomach then lift up and hold. You can also move your feet back and forth like scissors for even more of a challenge.

*Please Note – I am not a certified personal trainer. Do these exercises at your own risk, consult your doctor before starting any serious training program*

Lazy Girl Fitness – Microwave Abs

Raise your hand if you are so busy most of your meals (healthy or not) are made in the microwave. I know that mine are!

Now, Raise your hand if you want Abs of Steel, luckily I’ve got two fab ab workouts that you can do while you microwave your dinner.

Exercise one: Abs Twists – Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, stand up as tall as you can and squeeze your abs. Twist back and forth as many times as you can, the more you do the better your abs will get!

Exercise 2 – Leg Lift Twists – After you burn out your abs twisting, try it with a leg twist. Same stance as the first exercise but then I lift my opposite leg with the twist and “crunch” down a little.