A defined waist is something many of us aspire to. Yet, it can seem hard to achieve. A small waist is a combination of genetics, diet, and exercise. And while we can’t do much to change our genetics, small improvements to our diet and exercise habits can make an enormous difference.
This 7 minute small waist workout is not a big commitment (it’s only seven minutes!), but doing the workout frequently will help you strengthen your core muscles and define your waistline. The workout is only seven moves, performed for one minute each with no break in between. You can do it at the gym or from the comfort of your living room.
Additionally, we’re going to challenge you to work just a little bit harder. We challenge you to complete the workout 2 to 3 times per week while following these three healthy eating guidelines:
1. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. Drinking enough water helps you flush out toxins that make you bloated. Decreasing puffiness in the stomach region will make your best abs shine through. Additionally, hydrating will help keep your skin clear and your hunger levels stable.
2. Say no to sodas. Even diet sodas! Not only does the sugary drink expand your waistline, it’s overt sweetness can actually cause cravings, leading you down a dark sugary path.
3. Limit or eliminate dairy. While dairy is not necessarily bad for you, your body has to struggle to break down lactose. This is why dairy products can cause bloating and upset your stomach easily. Try cutting back on excess dairy products such as cheese and cream.
That’s all you have to do! Follow these three guidelines and complete the workout and you’ll be one step closer to a defined waistline!
What You’ll Need: a timer and mat to lay down
What to Do: Do the moves for one minute each, with no rest in between. Below, we’ve included videos showing how to perform each move. Using proper form helps prevent injuries and ensures you’re getting the most out of your workout.
1. Mountain Climbers
2. Russian Twist
3. Leg Lifts
4. Toe Touches
5. Plank Hip Twist
6. Straight Leg Sit Up
7. Bicycle Crunch
Plank Hip Twist
Straight Leg Sit Up