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How to NOT Be Lazy to Workout8:17 AM
“I’m lazy to workout!” I always say to myself an hour before I am about to hit the boxing gym or unroll my mat for some at-home Blogila...
“I’m lazy to workout!” I always say to myself an hour before I am about to hit the boxing gym or unroll my mat for some at-home Blogilates session. I am honestly the kind of person who hates going to the gym; I’m absolutely clueless once I get there! I wonder if anyone else feels the same way.
Every year, however, my friends and I come up with a silly hashtag for our fitness attempts—attempts being the operative word, because we have not been successfully consistent before. In 2015, it was #TwentyFITeen; this 2016, it’s #TwentySEXYteen. How long it will last? Who knows. So far, though, I have done a few things so I would not be lazy to workout and even push myself to achieve little fitness wins. How?
1. Having variation in my workouts
In previous years, I was the type to stick to one kind of workout, which I would do until I’m sick of it. This year, I have started doing a few different things to keep my interest and excitement for working out alive. I have gone boxing, jogging, and Blogilates. I do them in turns, depending on which one I have enough time for. At least when I only have 30 minutes free, I can quickly unroll a mat and whip out one of Cassey Ho’s videos from YouTube.
2. Setting realistic short-term goals
It’s one thing to want abs by the time summer kicks in, it’s another to actually complete 5 sets of 50 sit-ups—or even work out AT LEAST once a week, for that matter. Set short-term goals for yourself that make a big impact in your overall goal. Right now, my goal is to actually go through 3 rounds of boxing without feeling like passing out. I know that doesn’t sound too big, but it’s something that currently challenges me.
One of the most used excuse I have for encouraging my laziness to workout is that “I didn’t bring my gym stuff with me!” This has set me back a couple of days of workout. So, how to not be lazy to workout? Right now, I bring my gym stuff to the office even when I don’t plan on going to the gym after work the same day. Because if I do end up not going, I can always leave my things at work and use it for another day I do decide to go. Even better, I sometimes dress up in easy-to-transform outfits like this one. My favorite office-to-outdoor combo is a pair of leggings and a loose, cotton top. Throw on a blazer and flats for work; take off the blazer and switch out the shoes for the gym. It lessens the hassle of bringing too many things (especially since I also have to bring boxing gloves sometimes).
Top - Cotton On; Shoes - World Balance
Photographed by Maita Piedra
These are the top 3 hacks that have worked for me so far. I’m sure there are many other ways to encourage my gym-lazy self to break a sweat, but we’ll see how it goes! I’m far from a fitness blogger, but I sure do want to try hard no matter what workout I’m doing. So, I hope I’ve shared with you some useful information. Let me know if you have other fitness hacks that you do to make working out more exciting!
Also, I’ve been wanting to try pole dance and hip-hop dance classes. Where would you suggest I go?