Today is a depressing day. By now, the holiday glow has worn off, the Christmas bills are piling up AND most people have given up on their New Years Resolutions. While I can't help you with the first two things, working out CAN lift your spirit. Here are some simple tips to get back on track! 

If Carrie Underwood can fit a workout plan in her busy schedule, than so can you!! She works out with a trainer.

Here are five must-do fitness tips from Carrie's Trainer The Tennessean.

  1. Cool it with the daily boozing. As rough as it sounds, it really does make a big difference. Think of how many calories are in a glass of wine.
  2. Stay active & move more. Even little things like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or walking during your lunch break.
  3. Short bursts of focused exercises also helps. The trainer recommends high-impact Tabata exercises. I will 100% agree with that. I used to do Tabata warm ups on the treadmill - jog for 40 seconds, sprint for 20 and repeat 3 times.
  4. Don't go on a diet; instead, change your lifestyle. K-I-S-S = Keep it simple stupid. That's my motto. Prep meals in advance too. That'll help keep you from cheating when you don't feel like cooking.
  5. Squats, lunges and push-ups are key. These three simple exercises tone your entire body, and can work for every skill level.

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