Psst—Slacked Off on Those New Year's Fitness Resolutions?

At the start of the New Year, we were serious about following through on our health and fitness goals. We dragged ourselves out of bed to make those 5:30 a.m. cardio barre classes, we meal-prepped like crazy, and we were fanatical about staying hydrated. We even deleted the numbers of our favorite neighborhood pizza spots from our phones (as if we didn’t have them memorized). Yet slowly but surely, something happened—as our hectic schedules picked back up, we started letting a few things slide. And before we knew it, we were on the precipice of becoming a New Year’s resolution statistic.

In search of a good kick in the pants, we enlisted the wisdom of Liz Barnet, ACE, a certified fitness and nutrition coach based in New York City and northern New Jersey, who was more than happy to help us rally and refocus. Her solution? Four metabolism-revving lower-body exercises we can do at home to improve the overall strength and muscle mass in our legs and glutes, thus nullifying all of our go-to excuses for slacking off.

“By focusing on the major movements, like hip extension and abduction, you can get an amazing workout using just your bodyweight,” she explained of her combination of strength-focused moves and plyometric exercises. Ready to go? Make sure to stock up on delicious Healthy Choice Power Bowls—filled with leafy greens, whole grains, and lean proteins, they have everything your body needs to help you refuel (without the time-consuming meal prep).

After your workout is over, refuel with nutrient-dense Healthy Choice Power Bowls available in Korean-Inspired Beef, Chicken Sausage and Barley, Cuban-Inspired Pork, and Adobo Chicken.

To watch the full videos, go to Byrdie’s Facebook page for your complete lower-body workout routine.