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Easy 25-Minute Indoor Toning Exercises

I don't have a gym membership, so that means I have to get creative with toning exercises. (Besides, there is nothing worse than having some iron-pumping maniac stare at you while they wait for their turn for the leg press or what have you. It is truly anxiety-inducing!)

That being said, I want to share with you my 25-minute indoor exercise routine. Indoor workout routines are good for the winter months when it is too chilly to go outside, or if you are like me and have babies and nap schedules to adhere to.

This is one I have been doing since I was about 17, and is actually the same one that helped me shed an extra 15 pounds I carried around during my awkward teenage years. (When you are 5'2", 15 pounds makes a huge difference.) Obviously, I really love this workout routine and can vouch that it tightens up those buns, thighs and arms!

Butt and Thigh Buster

1. Lie on your side and flex your foot and thighs. Lift your top leg about 1 foot, and do five sets of 25. Switch to the other side and repeat. This will tone up your inner thighs and quads.

2. Get down on all fours and then get down to your forearms. Bend your right leg up and lift it up behind you. Do five sets of 25, and then repeat on the left side.

3. Stay in the all fours position, and now lift your leg out to the side, keeping it bent at a right angle. Lift it up and down, and do five sets of 25, and then repeat on the other side. Combined with the exercise above, this will tone up your butt and keep it from getting sad and saggy.

3. Shake out the first two exercises, and then find a 10-15 foot floor area in your living room or somewhere. Do 20 lunges one way, and 20 lunges back. If you want to feel the burn a little extra, repeat the lunges set another time.

Upper Arm Buster

1. Grab two 5 pound weights. Raise them straight out to your sides, keeping your arms flexed and pointing the weight up. Do five sets of 25.

2. Now raise your arms straight out in front of your, keeping your arms flexed. Do five sets of 25.

3. Take a breather. When you are ready, bring both of your weights to heart center, with elbows bent at your sides. Keeping the weights in your hand tight to your chest, lift your elbows up to shoulder height. Repeat this motion 25 times for five sets. Your deltoids will look amazing after a few weeks of doing this one!

4. Hold onto the weights in both hands behind your head, keeping your arms still. Lift the weights up, only bending at the elbows. This will really get your triceps buff and toned, which will go nicely with your new deltoids!

5. Last but not least, do a basic curl with the 5 pound weight in each of your hands. Do five sets of 25 on each arm to get your biceps toned.

It's good to keep all of your muscles balanced and even when doing toning exercises, and these do the trick!

I am wearing Target® C9 activewear for this workout. They are affordable and I can easily go out to run errands in them after doing this quick 25-minute indoor exercise. You should really check out their workout clothing if you are in need, especially with the new year and fitness goals approaching!

Also, I really hope you try out these exercises. They are especially good for getting back your body after having a baby, or are simple enough to do while pregnant. Overall, they are easy and effective in creating a healthy, lean look. Have fun!

This post was sponsored by Target® C9 through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post Target® C9, all opinions are my own.
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At January 5, 2015 at 11:37 AM , Blogger Lived With Love said...

Great moves, I try and do most of these weekly :)

At January 8, 2015 at 9:34 PM , Blogger Erin @ Love, the Campbells said...

I used to be an in home work out guru too but now that we live in a different town and don't know anyone I've been thinking about joining a gym to meet other sahms. Might be a better question emailed to you instead of blogged buttttt since your a sahm how do you meet other people if not for a gym? I'm completely new to this whole business and holy smokes does it get lonely!

At January 17, 2015 at 5:39 AM , Blogger Grace said...

This is a great workout! I haven't actually made it through the whole workout yet because I keep getting interrupted...but someday! What do you do for your abs and lower back? Thats my problem area


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