No Excuses! Work Out With Household Objects

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If you made a New Year’s Resolution this year to get healthy and exercise more, raise your hand! (We bet a lot of you just did).

In order to get this very popular resolution to stick, you have to get a little bit creative! So for the working ladies who have limited time and resources, here are some fun workouts you can squeeze in at home with things you probably already own!

Duffel Bag Bicep Curls

Strong arms can lift spirits! Workout & Image via Reader's Digest

Strong arms can lift spirits! Workout & Image via Reader’s Digest

We ALL have a big handbag or duffel bag laying around that we pack our whole lives into. Take one of those and fill it up to give it some weight. You can do a bicep curl with this to build up strength in your arms!

Stand with your feet aligned to your shoulders, with your arms outstretched holding the bag. Then slowly lift it towards your chest while keeping your elbows at your sides. Then, let the bag down into the position you started in and repeat!

Firm The Bum with a Flower Pot

Just be careful; many pots are fragile! via Everything is Mint

Just be careful; many pots are fragile! via Everything is Mint

Many of us would love to have a perky, solid bum, and many of us also love having flowers around our home. If this sounds like you, you’ll like this work out!

Try a goblet squat with a flower pot filled with either dirt or rocks (or something substantially weighted but not as messy). You’ll hold the flower pot to your chest inside of your palms, with your elbows facing the ground (this is meant to look like a goblet). Then, do your typical squat!

Just be sure your bum is stretched back like you’re going to sit down and that your legs are at a 90 degree angle when you’re bent down.

Twist With a Broom

 

This is kind of what your workout will look like. Image via Reddit

This is kind of what your workout will look like. Image via Reddit

lSweeping is a decent activity to get you moving, but you can use your broom to work on your core as well!

Take the broom and hold it in both hands, and then raise it up above your head. Bring it back down behind your neck to rest on your shoulders. Then, twist yourself with the broom to the left, letting your right arm move forward and your left arm move backwards. Then, go back to the centre and go the opposite direction.

Chair Leg Raises

They're tougher than they look, but give great results! Workout & Image via Reader's Digest

They’re tougher than they look, but give great results! Workout & Image via Reader’s Digest

Get those gams strong with a dining room chair! Use the chair as support by placing your hand on the backing to hold yourself up. Then, lift one leg as straight and as high as you can. Hold it up for a few seconds, and then repeat. Switch sides in order to target both legs.

Do you want to try even more at-home workouts? We found this video showing easy workouts with 50 random household objects from Diet.com!

While we are not claiming to be fitness experts, we do recommend combining these workouts with some cardio – climb up and down your stairs a few times a day, or try to walk as much as you can.

Until next time, we hope your 2017 is healthy and happy!

Alicia

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