Are you ready to rock your skinny jeans yet? Or have you over-indulged recently and not trained and eaten as ‘properly’ as you would have wanted to. Hey, if you have, don’t be embarrassed, if you did, you’re not alone! I am right here with you to help and get you body back on track and those jeans back on!

You see, when it comes to a healthy lifestyle in general, I am 90% ‘nice’ and 10% ‘naughty’. There is no need to be perfect, but you must be consistent in order to allow yourself treats without killing yourself with guilt. For example, if you are eating clean for nine days and work out consistently in addition to it, then you can easily enjoy a ‘cheatmeal’ on the tenth day.

It can be anything – just choose one and go for it. This arrangement helps me personally, to stay on track and away from binging. Be mindful though, it’s a ‘cheat-meal’, we are talking about, not a ‘cheat-day’.

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“For me, it’s my skinny jeans test that brings me back to reality, if they are too snug around my waist, it’s time to HIIT it!”

Sometimes, however, we tend to get sidetracked due to holidays, special occasions, vacations and so on… you name it and accumulate a few or more unwanted pounds….sounds familiar?

For me, it’s my skinny jeans test that brings me back to reality, if they are too snug around my waist, it’s time to HIIT it! I am a huge fan of High Intensity Interval Training, it’s very effective and doesn’t take a long time before I sweat profusely and start burning plenty of calories. And as a working mum I can really appreciate that, but best of all, you can do it virtually anywhere.

So, here’s my favourite ‘go-to’ routine that helps me to fit into and rock those skinnies! Before you start this workout, there are a few things to remember:

• Hydrate plenty before, during and after training
• Feel your body and rest if you need to
• Push yourself, but if 10 circuits are too many for you right now, do as many, as you can
• If you are short on time, break this routine up into two or more parts and burn calories throughout the day
• There is no workout that can out train a bad diet, so keep your meals clean
• Enjoy the process of getting fit and the blessing of being healthy

The Skinny Jeans HIIT

Do: 10 circuits x 1 0 reps per exercise
Rest: 30-60sec rest between circuits

1. Press-Up

How to perform:
• Get into a plank position
• Keeping your core tight, spine aligned with your neck lower down and press-up.
• Repeat 10 times

workout to get skinny jean ready_press up

Works on: upper body, core

2. Deep Narrow Squat

How to perform :
• Stand straight. Feet shoulder-width apart
• Keeping your core tight, back straight and chin up, squat down as low as your hips allow you without losing the form
• Stand up, squeezing your glutes as you do so
• Repeat 10 times

Add dumbbells for more resistance.

workout to get skinny jean ready_deep narrow squat

Works on: glutes, thighs, core

3. Burpee

How to perform :
• Stand straight.Feet shoulder-width apart
• Squat down placing your hands on the floor
• Jump your feet out getting into a plank position
• Jump back in keeping your hands on the floor
• Jump up
• Land light
• Repeat 10 times

Keep your core tight, back straight and breath throughout the movement.

workout to get skinny jean ready_burpee

Works on: upper body, lower body, core. Is also an excellent fat burner in its own right.

4. Reverse Crunch

How to perform:
• Position yourself on the floor, arms along your sides, palms down
• Lift your legs slightly bending your knees
• Bring your feet up, elevating your buttocks
• Slowly return to the starting position
• Repeat 10 times

workout to get skinny jean ready_reverse crunch

Works on: core, lower abdominals

5. One Legged Plank

How to perform:
• Get into a plank position
• Make sure your elbows are right under your shoulders
• Keep your core tight and spine aligned with your neck
• Lift one leg using the gluteus muscle. Hold for a count of 10
• Switch legs and repeat 10 times

workout to get skinny jean ready_one legged plank

Works on: core, shoulders, glutes

6. Dumbbell Plie

How to perform :
• Stand straight with your feet wider than shoulder-width, toes 45-degrees out, grasp a dumbbell in front of you
• Slowly plie down making sure your knees don’t go further than your feet
• Using your gluteus muscles push up
• Keep your core tight and back straight

workout to get skinny jean ready_dumbbell plie

Works on: glutes, inner thighs

7. Plie Jumps

How to:
• Stand straight with your feet wider than shoulder-width, toes 45-degrees out
• Slowly plie down making sure your knees don’t go further than your feet
• Using your gluteus muscles jump up
• Keep your core tight and back straight Land softly on your feet

workout to get skinny jean ready_plie jumps

Works on: glutes, legs, core

8. Brazilian Crunch

How to perform:
• Get into a plank position with your arms straight
• Keep your core tight and back straight
• Bending your elbows bring your right knee to your right elbow
• Get back to the starting position
• Bring your left knee to your left elbow
• Make sure you keep core and hips straight throughout the movement
• Repeat 10 times per side

workout to get skinny jean ready_brazilian crunch

Work s on: core, obliques, triceps

9. Walking Lunges

How to perform :
• Stand straight, feet shoulder-width apart
• Lunge forward with your right leg keeping your core tight and back straight
• Get up from the lunge position bringing your left leg to your right leg
• Lunge forward with your left leg
• Squeeze your glutes throughout the movement, keep your core tight and back straight.
• Repeat 10 times per leg Add dumbbells for more resistance

workout to get skinny jean ready_walking lunges

Works on:lower body, core.

10. Squat Jumps

How to perform:
• Stand with your back straight and core tight
• Squat down
• Extend your thighs to jump up
• Get back to the squat position
• Repeat 10 times

workout to get skinny jean ready_squat jumps

Land softly your feet to prevent

Injuries Works on: lower body, glutes, core.

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