Confidence is never about size, it’s about feeling good about yourself and exercise is the only natural way to feel that confidence in every part of your body. Here’s how you can do it:
1. Legs – Lunges
- Tubing strapped to the ankles. Stand with your feet distance apart and hands on your hips.
- Step forward with one leg, lowering your hips until both knees are bent at about a 90-degree angle.
- Make sure your front knee is directly above your ankle, not pushed out too far, and make sure your other knee doesn't touch the floor.
- Keep the weight in your heels as you push back up to the starting position.
- Do the same with the other foot for 8, 10 or 12 repetitions.
2. Chest – Push ups
- Go down on the ground, set your hands at a distance that is slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and your arms are under your shoulders and your knees are behind the hips. Lift your knees and come to a plank position.
- Inhale, keeping your belly button in, and bend your elbows, bringing your chest close to the ground.
- Exhale and press up come back to the starting position. Keep going for 6, 8 or 10 repetitions as per your fitness levels.
3. Back – Crab walk
- Sit on the ground with your knees bent, feets should be close to each other.
- Keep your hands behind the shoulders and finger tips should be facing away from the body and wrists close to the body. Make sure your body is centred somewhere between wrists and ankles.
- Inhale and lift your pelvis off the ground.
- Exhale and step forward with your opposite foot and hand.
- Do the same rhythmically for 6, 8 or 10 steps.
4. Waist – Side planks
- Start on your side with your feet together and one forearm directly below your shoulder.
- Contract your core and raise your hips until your body is in a straight line from head to feet.
- Hold the position without letting your hips drop to a count of 6, 8 or 10 breaths for the allotted time for each set and bring the pelvis down then repeat on the other side.
5. Booty – Heel-Lifted Sumo Squat
- Begin with your feet slightly wider than shoulders-width apart, toes pointed outward. Lift your left heel.
- With control, sit your hips back as you lower your butt toward the floor, keeping your knees behind your toes and bracing your core to help you balance.
- Pause, then press into your right heel to stand up into the starting position to complete one rep.
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