There are few things I dread more than working out. Honestly, it makes no sense seeing as I did four years of varisty sports in high school (cross country and track forever!). Maybe that’s why I dread it so much now. I’m in college full time and I work part time, so finding the energy to go to the gym and get some exercise can be rough. If you’re lazy like me, try some of these tips!
If you spend your whole day dreading the gym like I do, then get it out of the way asap! Eat a light breakfast and get your sneakers on! Don’t think about it or you’ll talk yourself into putting it off for just a few hours–or days. Going early in the day gives you a guaranteed sense of accomplishment. So even if you do nothing else with the rest of the day, you still got off the couch so gold star for you!
Netflix and gym
If you’ve never netflixed at the gym before then you are doing it wrong. I park myself on one of the stationary bikes and binge watch Greys Anatomy. The more engrossing the show, the better! You wont even realize you’re working out, you’ll be so entertained. Sometimes I have to remind myself I have to stop biking at some point cause I’m having so much fun.
It doesn’t have to be the gym
If the thought of working out inside makes you want to explode, take a day to break the routine. Go outside! Go for a fun, a walk, go kayaking, or recreational cliff diving! The point is to just get active, it doesn’t matter if you’re in a gym or your backyard.
Workout from the couch!
Did you know there’s sooooo many great workouts you can do from the comfort of your own living room or dorm! No joke! There’s a plethora of YouTube videos which can walk you through yoga at home, cardio routines, and zumba. There’s also body weight exercises you can do from anywhere! Here’s some of my favorite resources!
- Dorm Room Workout Video
- 8 Exercises to Try in Your Dorm
- 10 Minute Workout Routines for Your Living Room
- Dorm Room Workout Tips
Get fit and conquer! What are your favorite workout tips?