Becoming the Domesticated Diva

Finding my inner homemaker… one flub at a time!

hey.. nice legs ;)

on March 30, 2010

Yep – that’s what you’ll be hearing after this week’s quick and easy exercises!  🙂

Yesterday we worked ankles and calf muscles – today we’re moving up to thighs and butt.  One of THE best exercises for both of these are squats.  And the best time to do squats??  When you’re blow drying your hair!  To do a great squat, you want to make sure your thighs are almost parallel to the floor, making sure your knees don’t pass in front of your feet.  To get even more of a bonus, try doing the squat and then raising your heels so that you are standing on the balls of your feet. Hold for a few seconds before returning to your original position.   Try alternating a regular squat with one of these – 2 or 3 reps of 10.  Most mornings you can do those reps before your hair is even dry!  🙂

Another great exercise for those thighs and butt – lunges!  Everyone once in a while, walk around your house – putting away laundry, straightening the living room, making the bed – and alternate your legs into a lunge position.  (See picture below)  By walking around doing these alternating lunges, you’re really working your legs, while doing things you normally would have done anyway – quick AND easy!  🙂    Just be sure you don’t let your “down” leg hit the floor!

Try those and let me know how they work!  Remember, if you can spare 10 minutes of your day doing squats, lunges, ankle rolls – whatever – while doing something you were already doing anyway, how can you NOT stay in decent shape??   🙂

Happy exercising ladies!

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