A 10-Minute Workout for When you're Extremely Unmotivated

This full-body routine is the best Monday motivator.


Whether you're having trouble getting your butt into gear on a Monday or are just having a lazy weekend, this quick workout will make you feel more energized and ready to conquer your to-do list. It takes only 10 minutes, so it's easy to squeeze into your schedule (like when you're waiting for laundry or tea water to boil). But it's also super effective and challenges your whole body—so be prepared to sweat a little. Try to perform each exercise below for a minute, and flow from one to the next without any down time.


Swimming

  • Lie on your stomach. Reach your arms overhead and your legs out long behind you.

  • Lift everything off the mat and start to flutter kick your legs and arms up and down as fast as you can.

Hamstring Pulses

  • Staying face down, fold your hands and rest your forehead on them. Bend your knees, turn your toes and knees out, and squeeze your heels together.

  • Lift your knees off the floor and squeeze your glutes. Make sure not to strain your back.

Grasshopper Beats

  • Bring your legs out long behind you, hip-distance apart.

  • Keeping your legs long, start to squeeze your inner thighs in and out as quickly as you can. (Psst! These 4 walking tricks will help you firm your thighs faster.)

Single Leg Kick