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A Lazy Girl's Guide To The Gym

No, you can't do just nothing!!

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If you'd pick running away from the gym over running on the treadmill, you've come to the right place!

As motivating as reading fitness blogs and healthy diets may be, if you're the kind of person whose search history has "How to lose belly fat in 10 days", you're definitely among the torpid ones.

Here are a few hacks to go from couches to crunches from a person who fits the above mentioned description perfectly.

1) Get it over with - Instead of hitting the snooze button 5 times every morning, try hitting it twice and then hitting the gym instead! The earlier you get done with it, the lesser your chances are of having to dread it all day and then skipping it altogether.

2) Stick to the basics - Try not to ape the hundreds of new workouts you see on your facebook timeline and stick to the basics. Do your cardio, do your training and get the hell out because you'll probably be thinking about the new episode of your favourite tv show that's just out throughout your workout anyway!

Oh and of course, RUN, obviously on the treadmill, but in this context, run from every trainer that tells you to sign up for some new program, from every self proclaimed fitness guru and just keep running on the treadmill.

3) Quit the Kardashians - None of the fitness tips from anybody in the Kardashian/Jenner clan are ones that the common man can pull off. So stop waiting for when you can afford the waist training corset, fit teas, warm rooms and everything else their Instagram handles boast of, you've got to literally only SWEAT IT.

4) The shorter, the better - If you think of leaving the minute you step in, your workouts should essentially be short and effective. Circuit training, HIIT workouts will be a blessing, whereas even thinking about longer ones will put you back to bed.

And last but not the least,

5) Mind over matter - Remind yourself, as much as hibernating on the couch with a pizza and netflix is all you want to do, crunches on the couch with some weights and a bit of the nike da da ding (personally, my favourite workout song) is definitely the way to go.

So move your butt, it needs some exercise.

Turn off the television or at least start with 3-4 minute HIIT sessions during the commercials.

Hopefully these hacks help you work out and not vegetate!

P.S (for real couch potatoes) - HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).

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