Over the past five years, I’ve noticed that my body is changing – and not for the better. When I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease along with PCOS, my metabolism took a major nose-dive. I’m on five different meds for five different things, and quite frankly I’m fed up with it all. I’ve done some major research over the past six months and I’m going to share with you, how I jump started my metabolism without any extra medications. I’ve devised a speacil 25 Day Challenge to help you Jump Start Your Metabolism. I tried it, and I haven’t felt this energized in quite a while.
Our metabolism isn’t a constant. In fact, it’s constantly changing. What we put in our bodies affects it greatly as well. If you’re already committing to a lifestyle change, working out more and eating better but still feeling exhausted, adding in these three extra exercises will definitely give you the extra energy your body is looking for.
Three Special Exercises That Help Speed Up Metabolism
The key here is to get our body moving, to build up a resistance, and to get our blood pumping. These exercises go beyond cardio and are not meant to build muscle or even lose weight. Of course, it will all happen but in due time, since a faster metabolism will allow you to burn fat faster.
Plank, Walk, Tuck, Reach
Plank, walk, tuck, and reach are a series of quick steps that will get you from floor to walking within seconds. They’re repetitive, and not as easy as it sounds.
Stand with feet together and arms raised overhead. Hinge at hips and bring hands to floor, keeping legs as straight as possible. Walk out to a plank position (A). Jump feet toward hands, landing in a tucked position; jump back to plank (B). Walk hands toward feet and stand up. Repeat at hard intensity for 30 seconds.
X Switch Jump
I find these extremely fun, and when I see my tummy jiggle, I know I’m doing them right. If you find yourself not jiggling, then try harder!
Stand with feet together (A). Jump and land in a diagonal lunge with right leg forward at 2 o’clock and left leg back at 8 o’clock, without letting right knee jut out past ankle (B). Jump again and land with left leg forward at 10 o’clock and right leg back at 4 o’clock (C). Repeat at breathless intensity for 30 seconds.
Bear, Crawl, Escape
I do these right after the plank and tucks. It’s easier for me, because we start in a plank position. However, it’s entirely up to you how you start this.
Get in plank position with wrists in line with shoulders, then bend knees and bring them under hips with heels lifted (A). Keeping knees off ground, move quickly in this position from side to side and front to back (B). Repeat at breathless intensity for 30 seconds.
Now that you know the steps and how to do the exercises, you can begin the challenge.
As I mentioned earlier, I’ve developed a 25-day challenge and you can download and print the Challenge Calendar here. You can start it whenever you’d like, but make sure you complete it. I’d love to hear your results!