We all know that everyone starts off the New Year wanting to get fit and in shape, but let’s be real, how many of you actually stick to that resolution? I know I regrettably don’t. But adding in an extra kick of motivation this year can help us all accomplish our fitness goals. But seeing so many celebrities with what society labels as a “perfect” body can sometimes make things tough.
Here are some easy and quick workouts that will take no more than 30 minutes a day to do and are endorsed by role model celebrities who know the importance of being healthy versus being thin.
To get killer abs like Kate Hudson, try this exercise.
Step 1: Lie faceup with knees bent over your hips, heels together and toes pointed. Lift your
shoulders and extend your arms on either side of your legs, palms facing each other. Inhale.
Step 2: Exhale as you extend your legs in front of you and bring your arms overhead, palms
facing legs. Return to starting position. This should be repeated 15 times.
It goes without question that singer Pink is very lean and toned when it comes to her body.
Here is an exercise that will work your core.
Step 1: Lie faceup with legs extended over your hips, hands behind head, and elbows pointing out to the sides.
Step 2: Crunch up, lifting your head and shoulders. Lower your left leg toward the floor as you rotate to the right, bringing your left elbow toward your right knee.
Step 3: Return to starting position; repeat on opposite side. Do 20 reps, alternating sides each rep.
Want Kelly Roland’s toned arms?
Try this exercise called the Plie Press. This will require a light set of weights. We recommend 5 pounds. You will want to do 3 sets of these and repeat it 6 times.
Step 1: Stand with feet wide, toes turned out. Hold a weight in each hand in front of you, palms facing away from you. Bend your knees.
Step 2: Rise up as you curl the weights to your shoulders; rotate to the right as you turn your palms away from you and press the weights overhead. Return to starting position. Repeat, twisting to the left, to complete 1 rep.
Another exercise Kelly does to keep her looking in shape and her backside firm is called The Back Attack. This will also require weights.
We suggest that you do 3 sets of The Back Attack and repeat it 10 times.
Step 1: Stand with your right leg extended behind you, toes on the floor. Hold a weight in each hand and extend your arms at a 45-degree angle from your shoulders, left arm over right and palms facing each other.
Step 2: Lift your right leg as you raise your left arm overhead and bring your right arm out to your side. Return to starting position and repeat. Repeat on opposite side to complete 1 set.
Jordin Sparks has a great way to keep her core, butt, and legs looking great by doing this exercise called The Mountain Climber.
Step 1: Get in plank position, feet hip-width apart. Pull your right knee toward your chest.
Step 2: Extend your right leg as you pull your left knee toward your chest to complete 1 rep. Do 20 reps.
These fun and easy exercises will help you feel more confident as the year 2014 progresses. You will absolutely see results and be able to buy that dazzling new dress you have had your eye on for the past few months.