5 BODY SLIMMING EXERCISES TO DO AT HOME

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I’m not sure how many of you know, but in addition to working a full time job and blogging as much as possible, I am also a mother to two boys. Due to all these demands, it can be really hard to get to the gym. I have never wanted to be bulky, but exercise is a must to keep your entire body healthy. I enjoy simple body toning exercises, preferably ones that I can do at home in under 30 minutes, because I try to get my workouts in before my kids get up in the morning. So, I thought I would share my 5 favorite body slimming exercises to do at home with all of you!

The number one rule of working out, is that you must stay hydrated. I have never been a fan of water for some reason. I can either taste all the minerals, or it just tastes like nothing, which doesn’t suit my taste buds. However, smartwater® is so pure & crisp with electrolytes for taste, that I gravitate to this water over any others.

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Plus if you purchase this 6 pack at Target, 2 bottles total to your daily water requirement!! How easy is that? When working out you need to drink water before, during, and after, so make sure you keep a bottle nearby.

5 BODY SLIMMING EXERCISES TO DO AT HOME

Forward and Reverse Kick

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This lower body exercise works out your butt, quads, and abs. With light weights (or 2 of your smartwater bottles) held at your waist, raise one knee and kick forward and then in reverse kick the leg backwards. Do this while standing straight and balanced. Try not to lock your knees as you kick, so that you can seamlessly transition from forwards to backwards. Do 12 reps on each leg.

Side Squat Row

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Using light weights, this body slimming exercise works out your biceps, upper back, butt, and quads. Start with your arms in front of you holding the weights and feet together. As you step out with one leg and squat, raise your arms with the weights as if you are rowing. Do 10 reps on each side.

Then take a break and drink your water. smartwater is vapor distilled with a purity I can taste and a hydration I can feel throughout my whole body.

Bicycle Crunches

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I don’t know about you, but I get tired of regular crunches pretty quickly. These crunches work your abs and your obliques. Lie flat on your back with your hands behind your head. Bend one knee up and cross your elbow to your knee, while keeping the other knee extended. Then switch knees as if you are switching legs riding a bicycle. Complete 20 reps.

Push up Plank

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This body slimming exercise works out your core muscles. Start on the floor in the traditional plank position. Then, one arm at a time raise yourself into a push up position. Lower yourself back into plank one arm at a time. Complete 15-20 push ups.

Burpees

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This final exercise is a total body slimming workout. As with any exercise, you really need to do this exercise correctly to get the most out of it. You need to start with your feet more than shoulder width apart and your weight on your heels. Squat and place your hands flat in front of you on the mat. Thrust your feet back into the plank position and make sure your back is not arching, or sagging. Jump your feet back towards your hand into a squat position again. Then finally jump straight up into the air with arms extended above your head and return to the center. Repeat 15-20 times.

Be on the lookout at Target for a Spring Display in the store that features smartwater. However, if your store doesn’t have that then you can simply find it online here, or on the normal water aisle. At my Target in Altamonte Springs, water is found on aisle G54.

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I hope these exercises help you with your fitness routine at home, and don’t forget the importance of hydration! Are you a smartwater lover like myself?

 

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TRANSITION WORKWEAR TO EVENING WITH 6 STEPS

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Weekdays are always a challenge for me. I am so tired in the mornings and I really don’t want to get up early. The less I have to do in the morning the better. I feel like I’m moving a million miles a minute, get up and jog, get beautified, go to work, meet up with friends, go to social engagements, or go play tennis, figure out dinner in-between, and still get to bed on time in order to get my minimum 7 hours of sleep. Then repeat!!! I am also not the best at remembering to a pill, and when I do remember its normally when I’m not exactly sitting down to eat something with a glass of water. When I found Centrum MultiGummies, I was in luck, because they contain B-vitamins to help support daily energy needs.* I also don’t need food, or water and can just chew it up wherever I am. Centrum® MultiGummies® makes it easy for me to support my health while enjoying my busy lifestyle.

One of the best life hacks for me is keeping a few items in my car, or purse that help me transition from work to an evening out. If you are a #GIRLBOSS-type female who often puts in extra hours or have an agonizingly far commute, there isn’t always enough time to go home and change into something more relaxed. When the clock strikes 5 here are my 6 steps to simply transition from office appropriate to stylish night attire.

1. Swap out those flats for heels – During the work day I like to wear flats to be comfortable walking between meetings and in case I get stuck taking the stairs. During the evening to dress it up more I switched to a pair of nude pumps to elongate my legs, plus adding high heels can instantly transform any outfit.

2. Try on a leather jacket – Another way to switch your office attire into evening attire is to switch your blazer for a chic jacket or coat. Blazers look professional and structured and are great for the office but why not switch it out for something with a little more flair. Leather jackets are perfect for nights out.

3. Put on a bold lip – I always wear a light basic makeup look for the office with either a nude lipstick, or a bit of gloss. A nice way to give your makeup a boost for the evening is to just swap out the day lipstick for a bold bright color.

4. Size down to a clutch – A big handbag will fit it all of your essentials for the day including your Centrum MultiGummies vitamins. However, I certainly don’t want to be lugging around my 5lb tote all night. A cute dressy clutch is the perfect addition to your evening look where you can slip your ID, phone and keys into for the evening.

5. Give it a pop of color – I normally keep my jewelry conservative for the office with some studs and a watch. It’s very simple to dress up a monochromatic look by adding a chunky necklace with a bright color to spice it up.

6. Let down your hair and show off that smile – Wearing your hair up always looks more conservative, elegant, and buttoned up so to speak. Letting your hair down is care free and a bit more wild, so simply letting down those locks and shaking it out a bit definitely takes a look from office to evening. And don’t be shy smile; you are off work maybe meeting up with your girlfriends like I was recently and as Marilyn Monroe said, “A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.”



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Do you have a favorite outfit that transitions easily from work to a night out? Or, do you have any extra suggestions for managing a busy work and social life? I would love to hear from you!!

Happy Monday, Xoxo!

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