What to do when working out isn’t working out for you!

We’ve all been there. Sometimes finding the will and energy to go and workout can be tough! While we all admire those who can wake up at 5am to go jogging and lead that super healthy lifestyles sometimes, laying in bed and staying in your PJs just feel right. Although going back to bed after your alarm clock goes off seems very tempting there are ways to work out without the struggle.

Here are some great workouts that don’t require you getting off your bed!

Cobra

Lie on your stomach with your arms reaching alongside your body, palms facing down. Draw your belly button in, squeeze your butt muscles and pinch your shoulder blades together (top). Lift your chest and hands off the floor, keeping your arms straight (bottom). Hold for 10 seconds. Lower and repeat 10 to 15 times.

Bridge

Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet flat and shoulder-width apart (top). Draw your belly button in and squeeze your butt muscles. Lift your pelvis off the floor until your knees, hips and shoulders are in line, pushing through your heels (bottom). Hold for 10 seconds and lower your pelvis to the floor. Repeat 10 to 15 times.

Plank

Lie on your stomach with your feet together and forearms on the ground, elbows below your shoulders. Draw your belly button in and squeeze your butt muscles. Lift your body off the floor and forma straight line from head to toe (above). Hold for 10 seconds. Lower your body and repeat 10 to 15 times.

Marching Hip Raises

 Lie on your back with your knees bent, heels near your butt, and arms along your sides with palms facing down. Press into your heels as you lift your hips up so your body forms a line between your knees and shoulders. Without extending your leg, squeeze your butt as you lift your right foot up off the bed and bring your right knee directly over your right hip. Place your right foot back on the bed and repeat on the left side. That’s one rep. Continue to alternate.

Workout instructions provided by self.com and cosmopolitan.com

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