Amanda Russell: Back to School Slimdown Workout

It’s that time of year, September rolls around, the days get shorter, the air gets a little crisper, the dog days of summer are behind us and there is the feeling of ‘newness’. No matter if you are in school or haven’t been for 25 years, if you’re like me, September will always be the time when you feel like a fresh start is in the air. I always have the urge to buy new pencils, purchase new fall pieces for my wardrobe and start re-focusing my efforts.

In the spirit of collecting yourself and re-focusing your energies to gear up for the fall and winter ahead, why not take the time to re-visit your fitness goals? Make a goal and try out a new regimen!

And if you’re SERIOUS about a new body make-over, or maybe just to kickstart a healthy new and easy routine, check out my BRAND NEW 14 Day Arfit Diet and Fitness Routine –This is what I do to get my butt into shape fast!

To kickstart this process here is a new full body cardio and sculpting-fusion workout. You CAN do it anywhere (before school/work, on your lunch break – no excuses people)!

As always, all you need is yourself and 15 minutes, and a stopwatch or Timer!

What To Do:

Perform 2 rounds of 30 seconds for each exercise moving from one exercise to the next with little to know rest – since there are 4 exercises in a circuit the total time to complete one round is 4 INTENSE Minutes. Take 1-2 minutes to Recover and Move to Round 2 and Round 3.

TIP: Use a GYMBOSS Timer (you can order with this link), then you can set your timer to beep every 30 seconds automatically without having to look at your watch!


Round One

• Jump Ins and Outs

• Leg Scissors (abs abs abs)

• Running Inner Feet Touches

• Turkish Get Ups with a Jump

Now do 2 more Rounds and you’re DONE!

WHEW! If you did it right you should be pouring in sweat. This workout proves that you don’t need a lot of fancy moves or equipment or even SPACE!

4 EXERCISES that’ it! And they can change your entire day, your body, your mind!

Let me know how it went, I LOVE hearing from you! Comments HERE! And SUBSCRIBE to my channel Amanda Russell TV for a NEW workout each week!

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Fit Tip: 3 Tips for Quick and Easy Brown Bag Lunch

 Remember when you were in elementary school and your mom packed your lunch in a paper bag? Turns out she had the right idea. Opt out of eating a pricey, calorie-laden lunch at a fast food restaurant and take 10 minutes the night before to pack a balanced meal you'll look forward to and feel good about eating

Tip #1: Balance!! The combination of protein and fiber from whole grains, beans, nuts, vegetables and/or fruit will give you the most satisfying and nutritious combination of foods that will keep you feeling full and focused – no 4pm crash!

Tip #2 LEFTOVERS! Leftovers are the perfect food to pack and take for lunch because you can control the portions and calories in the meal to ensure it will be nutritious, filling and delicious.

Ex Pack the leftovers of my ARfit Stirfry, into a reusable container that can be microwaved at the office. Add some carrot, celery, and pepper strips for a hearty and satisfying lunch

Tip #3: Convenience foods on Hand – lots of examples in my 14 Day plan, but I recommend stocking up on easy grab and go options, but be wary of bars and processed junk! I almost always throw in a bottle of zico water in my purse or lunch bag – it’s refreshing, energizing and so much better than a dehydrating cup of coffee!