How To Blast Away Body Fat… While Watching Your Favorite TV Show!
June 1st, 2012 by Ingrid Macher
Lately on this blog, we’ve been focusing on the importance of nutrition.
We’ve talked about why we should eat healthy, and covered how to build these healthy eating habits into our busy schedules.
And this focus was for good reason.
Without proper nutrition, you can never make that slim and sexy body of your dreams become reality.
It’s that important.
So important in fact, if you just applied the tips and tricks I’ve shared in the last few blogs to your own eating habits, I have no doubt you would see rapid changes in your body and start to look good.
But if “looking good” isn’t “good enough…”
If you want to look great…
If you want to blast away all your ugly body fat as fast as humanly possible, then…
Nutrition Is Only Half The Battle!
If we want to look our best, we need to be active. In order to make a stunning head-turning transformation, we need to let our bodies do what they’re designed to do:
So once we’ve got our nutrition dialed in, the next step to looking great is to blast away our stubborn fat with exercise.
Now hold on… exercise?
I know what you’re thinking. You’re already getting the excuses ready.
You don’t have time to spend hours in the gym. You’re too busy to chain yourself to a treadmill. You don’t have the room for any bulky exercise equipment.
Well, here’s the good news:
You don’t need any of that.
Some of the most effective fat blasting workouts ever developed can be done with hardly any equipment.
It can be done without any overcrowded gym, in the comfort of your own home.
And the best part…?
It can be done without using up valuable hours of your day.
In fact, you can finish a full fat blasting workout in less time than it takes you to watch your favorite TV show!
Even while you’re watching the show!
So next time The Biggest Loser comes on…
Instead of sitting on the couch, feeling guilty about stuffing your face, you can enjoy the show while working through a full fat blasting workout of your own.
Not only will you burn fat during the workout, but it will elevate your metabolism for up to 24 hours after you finish working out. So the foods you eat get burned for energy instead of stored around your butt and thighs.
Plus, by working your muscles, you deplete them of their carbohydrate stores, so you can eat more “carbs” without worrying about them turning to fat.
It can all be done in 20 minutes. So while the kids are at school, or at any time after they’re tucked in bed, you can get your entire routine in and know that you’ve done what it takes to help reach your goals.
And that’s why you’re here, right? To get that extra push you need to finally achieve those goals.
You owe it to yourself.
So let’s get into the workout you’re going to use to change your body forever.
We’re going to start with:
Jump rope. This childhood favorite is a great way to kick off our workout. Jump ropes are cheap, easy to use, and adapt to your level of fitness. You can start off at a slow pace with just basic jumps, and as you get in better shape, you can increase the pace and difficulty. You can move on to one-legged jumps, running in place, etc. A simple search for “jump rope moves” on Google or Youtube gives you a bunch of different moves to choose from, ensuring that your jump rope routine never gets stale or boring.
If you don’t have a jump rope, or have trouble with getting over the rope, you can use an “invisible rope”, where you just simulate the motions without using an actual rope.
We’ll start with one minute of jumping rope, and then take a minute break before moving on to:
Squats. This full-body movement burns a lot of calories and is great for firming up our legs and butt. We’re going to do 50 reps here, taking breaks whenever needed until we reach that number. Eventually, we will get to the point where we can do 50 straight with no rest.
When that becomes easy, you can add resistance by holding a pair of dumbbells as you do them.
After we do our set of 50, we’ll take a short break to catch our breath and then get to training abs.
Abs. After our squats, it’s a great time to train our abs. There are many exercises you can do here. An effective one is the basic crunch.
Lie on your back, with your knees bent and feet planted on the floor. With your hands behind your head, raise your torso, so that your chin comes to your chest.
We’ll do 3 sets of 15 here.
After we finish, we start the cycle one more time, raising the level of intensity.
We’ll do a three minute set of jump rope followed by a one minute break.
After that, we’ll do another set of 50 reps for our lower body, this time replacing squats with lunges.
Then, we’ll finish with more ab training (3 sets of 15), this time keeping our feet elevated instead of on the floor to give ourselves a more intense workout.
Once you finish that, you’re done! You can relax and watch the rest of your favorite show, knowing that you’ve given your body the stimulation it needs to blast away its ugly fat!
Workouts don’t have to be long to be effective!
By training smart instead of hard, we’re able to accomplish our goals in less time, no matter how busy we may be. And by using this simple routine to get you going, you have no more excuses as to why you aren’t achieving your goals.
As you become more and more experienced, you can change it to fit your personal preferences. You can add some more exercises, but you don’t have to because this simple, quick and easy workout gets the job done! It allows you to get your workout out of the way and reset your mind in minimal time.
Don’t be lazy! Give this routine a try the next time your favorite show comes on. Then come leave a comment below, telling me what show you watched and how you felt doing the routine!
I want to know what everyone’s watching! What TV shows they’re using to become slim and sexy! Because when you incorporate this routine into your life, that’s what is going to happen for you!