Yes it’s time to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome a brand new year 2017! The beginning of the new year is an ideal time for me to revamp my fitness routine by adding a few new workouts to the mix. To get a jump start on achieving your fitness goals for 2017, you too should consider changing your workout routine.
Today, I’m going to help you kick things off by sharing 3 fun and popular slimming workouts that will burn fat and tone your body in 30 minutes or less a couple times a week. Oh…and here’s the best part- NO GYM REQUIRED!
Workout #1: Kettlebell
What I love about kettlebell toning is that the moves engage multiple muscle groups all at the same time. It targets my shoulders, core, back, thighs, butt, and arms. My whole body reaps those amazing toning benefits, it’s much easier on my body, and it can be worked into other exercise forms like running or other traditional cardio training. If you’re new to kettlebells, you should start with 10-15 lb and then work your way up. You can find plenty of beginner routines on the web.
Workout #2: HIIT
HIIT has gotten a lot of buzz in recent years because it’s one of the best ways to burn fat and tone up in the shortest amount of time. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training and this workout uses a 2:1 interval ratio, which means you’ll work out at low to moderate intensity for 2 minutes and then push your body to the limit for 1 minute. I haven’t tried this type of exercise yet, but I plan to add it to my workout routine this year to kickstart my fitness goals. I already found plenty of routines I want to try on Youtube.
Workout #3: Yoga
When you can’t make it to the gym, a yoga routine at home is the perfect solution. I’ve been doing yoga for years and a 20-minute routine is all I need to de-stress, improve my flexibility, and feel connected to my body all while getting a good workout. I do go to a yoga studio, but I also have a few yoga dvds that I watch when I want a quick workout from the comfort of my home.
With any workout routine it’s important to stay hydrated before, during, and after workouts. There’s nothing worse than feeling lethargic or dehydrated during a workout session so I always have a water bottle next to me. For the past few weeks, Simple Truth Vapor Distilled Water has been my choice because it also has electrolytes that keep me energized.
You’re probably asking yourself, “What is vapor distilled water?” Well, here’s the 411. During the distillation process, municipal water is steamed and the vapor is collected and condensed. The distillation removes all impurities and minerals. Then electrolytes such as calcium chloride, potassium bicarbonate, and magnesium chloride are added for taste.
Simple Truth Vapor Distilled Water comes in a 24 pack and also four flavors in 1 liter bottles: Blackberry Blueberry, Mandarin Orange, Lemon, and Tropical Mango. What I love about this product is that it’s ZERO everything: no calories, no sodium and no fat/carbs/protein – just hydration! Each flavor taste great on its own but even more so after a workout.
Simple Truth products can be found at Kroger, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, QFC, King Soopers, Frys, Dillons, Bakers, Gerbes and Smith’s. Head on over to pick one up for yourself or maybe one in every flavor!
Which slimming workout(s) would you love to try in 2017? Share your thoughts by commenting below!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine.