10 Tips For Lazy Girls Who Want To Have The Perfect Body
Getting fit and into shape so that you have the perfect body sounds like a fab idea. But what happens if you’re lazy? Are you really going to be able to get out of bed at 6am for a quick stop at the gym before work? Are you seriously going to be able head to the gym after work, too?
I speak from experience. A few years ago, my new years’ resolution was to get into shape. I wanted the perfect body.
For the first few hours, everything seemed to be going okay. I had a new diet and I bought a gym membership.
But by the second day I realised something: I was just too darn lazy to keep this up!
The good thing is that there is hope. Us lazy girls are not beyond help! I soon discovered that you can be super lazy and still get super fit. How to do it? Let’s take a look!
Keep It Short And Sweet
Lots of us when we think about working out get the impression that workout sessions are long and exhausting. They’re so long and exhausting that us lazy girls don’t fancy giving them a go.
But while some women certainly love the challenge of a long and exhausting workout session, it certainly isn’t the only way of getting your ideal body.
Exercise sessions can be short, intense and sweet. You don’t need to push yourself too hard, nor do you need to sap all your energy and enthusiasm for life.
And yet you can still achieve the perfect body.
One of the major reasons we don’t feel like putting in the hard work necessary for the perfect body is that we just don’t have the energy.
The best way to stay energised is to eat a nutritious breakfast. Then, you should drink lots of water and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables.
Fruit in particular is a great source of energy, and the more you eat, the better you’ll feel.
Workout In The Morning
We all know that procrastination is a killer, and if there is one thing us lazy girls procrastinate about way too much, it’s working out.
This was something I had a lot of trouble with straight after I made my new years’ resolution. I knew I really should workout but I kept putting it off.
“I’ll do it later!”
But later never came. In the event, I put on more weight while I procrastinated!
This is why working out in the morning – before you’ve even eaten breakfast – is a great idea. You’re essentially eating the frog, which means you’re doing the chore you dislike the most first. So once it’s done, you’re then free to enjoy the day (and be lazy!).
Make The Most Of The Commercial Break
Nobody likes the commercial break. But what do you usually do when it comes on? Groan about it? Flick through your phone, checking for social media updates?
It all helps to pass the time, but none of it is very productive. So why not do something that is productive?
During three-to-five minute commercial break, you could do a quick workout exercise. This could be anything, from push ups to start jumps.
Basically, the more TV you watch, the fitter you’ll get.
“All work and no play makes Jackie a dull girl.”
It’s so true. To get yourself through this, you need to reward yourself.
This doesn’t mean booking a flight to the Bahamas after a ten minute workout session or buying $500 shoes because you ate a banana this week. But each week, reward yourself with something small but pleasurable after you’ve made the effort to get closer to your body goals.
Get More Active With Your Friends
As girls, we like to meet up with our friends. And contrary to popular belief, we do like to leave the house to meet up with them.
But we mostly always end up in a pub, a coffee shop, or in their house.
And we sit down and have a good chat.
It’s fun, it’s sociable – but it isn’t very active.
So why not suggest to your friends that you do something physically active instead, such as going for a walk in the park, or even a jog?
Rethink The Way You Get To Work
If you’re like many of us, you’ll drive to work. Or maybe you’ll grab a bus or a train.
But if you live within a decent walking distance to work, why not think about walking instead?
Walking to work has a few advantages. Firstly, it will make you fitter and healthier. And secondly, it will make the morning commute to work less stressful. Sure, it will take a bit longer, but there’ll be no more traffic, no more angry passengers, and no more misses buses or trains.
Snack The Right Way
We all snack. Come on, you can admit it to us. We’re all friends here. You snack too, don’t you?
Snacks keep us going at work, giving us the required energy needed to get us over the finish line.
There is nothing wrong with snacking itself – it’s actually a crucial part of your diet. But what matters is what you snack on.
Loading your body with empty calories is not a good idea. So perhaps now you could start thinking about trading sugary treats for protein bars, blueberries and nuts.
Drink More Water
You can drink alcohol and coffee and have the perfect body if you’re not lazy. But if you’re lazy, it becomes almost impossible to drink alcohol and coffee and get the best body you’ve always wanted.
Why? Primarily because both coffee and booze are diuretics. What this means is that they make you pee more. And when you pee more, your body works harder to retain fluid.
And it retains it in your abdomen. Not cool!
Water is the best way to stay hydrated the right way. Swapping coffee and alcohol for more water will improve your chances of bagging a better body.
Make It A Routine
I know you’re lazy. I’m lazy, too. High five!
But it’s absolutely crucial that you make your short, mini workouts a routine fixture.
Consistency is key here, and if you can make it so that you workout on a certain day at a certain time each week, you’re far likelier to stick to it than if you randomly picked a day every now and then.
Be organised about this. Come on, you can do it!