If you've been dragging around an extra few pounds for the past few months—and dragging your feet about getting into the gym on a regular basis—now is the time to shift into high gear.

This high-energy, fat-burning workout is just what you need to get started.

With a punishing combination of kettlebell swings, burpees, pushups, and bicycle crunches, your excess fat will have no place to hide. Incorporate this circuit into your routine, get yourself on a consistent fitness schedule, and those surplus pounds will start dropping like flies.

Directions

You'll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll complete each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you've finished all exercises, rest for 30 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for eight rounds.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest period. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.