From last-minute baking to unexpected blizzards, the holidays know how to turn a girl upside down. Despite the added stress, a good workout can keep us feeling as sweet as a warm mug of cocoa. Even if you don’t have a team of sled dogs to take you to the gym, you can still work up a sweat with these at-home Skinnygirl exercises.
How to: Stand with your feet spread slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Hold your arms straight out in front of your body at shoulder level. With your torso upright and abdomen engaged, bend your knees and lower your body as far as you can. Pause for 2-3 seconds, then return to the starting position. Complete three sets of 15-20 repetitions.
How to: Lie flat on your stomach with your arms out in front of you and your legs outstretched behind you. Keeping your head aligned with your spine, simultaneously reach your arms forward and legs backward for 3-5 seconds. Repeat three sets of 10-15 repetitions.
How to:Lie on the ground on your side with your shoulder in-line with your elbow. Lift yourself up into a plank position and hold for 30-60 seconds. Repeat three sets per side.
How to: Lie on your stomach with your hands shoulder-width apart. Engage your abdominals and start to draw one knee at a time towards your hands, moving as quickly as possible. Complete three sets of 45-second repetitions.