Have you been trying to go to the gym 2/3 times a week but find yourself more tired and not progressing?
Whether you’re trying to slim up for summer or anytime throughout the year, these lazy girl fitness hacks + exercise workouts will help you lose weight quickly.
Follow these fitness hacks to boost your confidence and help you stay healthy.
They’ll steer you in the right direction towards getting fit and making it a daily occurrence.
1. Wear your workout clothes.
Get clothes that you want to wear and actually put them on straight away when you are humming and hawing whether to work out. This may seem like you are doing nothing at all but this is one of the easiest ways to get yourself in the mood to exercise.
2. Find space in your home.
It doesn’t matter how small your living space is because you can always find an exercise that’ll work for you in a small space. Try fitness exercises that don’t require standing up, like squats, these tummy crunches, and dumbbell movements for easy ways to add fitness to your lifestyle.
3. Keep it really simple.
Whether you want to do long workouts or shorter basic stretches that involve high cardio, try to keep it as simple as possible to start out with. You can always push yourself as time goes on, but simple is the best approach to getting fit in the beginning and staying motivated to stay on track.
4. Start with intervals of 10 (not 20 or 30).
Think, 10 push-ups and 10 sit-ups every day which will be way easier than doing sets of 20 or 30. Once you feel yourself getting stronger you will be well on your way to getting in shape.
5. Walk for at least 20 minutes a day.
There shouldn’t be any excuses to walk somewhere if you are trying to get fit, especially if you rely on your car too much. Try taking public transport literally everywhere you go and change up old habits like parking further away to walk more. There is no better way to start getting more into shape than simple daily movement like walking for 20 mins a day.
6. Do short high-intensity workouts & download apps that work.
If you have never heard of HIIT before, you’re in for a real treat. For beginners who want to get in shape with little time, it is strongly recommended that you check out these 4 HIIT videos here OR you can follow the Tabata app.
Both only require five minutes for easy and fast workouts a day and the fitness guides are 20-second workouts with 10 seconds to rest in between, making it great for getting in shape in no time at all.
7. Chow down on simple carbs 30 minutes prior to working out.
Eating simple carbs before working out will give your body the energy it needs. Simple carbohydrates can be found in foods such as fruits and milk products. Simple carbohydrates are broken down quickly by the body to be used as energy.
They are also found in processed and refined sugars such as candy, table sugar, syrups, and soft drinks but this is not the energy you want to support your workouts. Stay healthy!
8. Create playlists filled with motivating songs.
If you don’t have Spotify, now’s the best time to get it. Fast motivating music will always help aid you in adding more activity to your lifestyle. You can create music lists for walking, jogging, and of course your high-intensity workouts.
The more music the merrier! It’ll add some fun which is just what you need when working out.
9. Prepare your workout clothes the night before.
Whether you’re trying to get a workout in before work or after, by preparing your clothes the night before you are subconsciously preparing your brain and your body to move the next day. Doing this one habit alone can make all the difference to whether or not you decide to exercise.
And if you are interested in being ultra-productive before you nod off to sleep? You should check out these 9 perfect night habits that’ll really take your evenings up a notch.
10. Don’t force yourself to do workouts you dislike.
Lastly, when it comes to working out, never force yourself to do something you dislike or hate.
Instead try doing something you actually already enjoy doing like going on hikes more with a little more hills, taking your dog to the beach, or walking through your favorite neighborhoods testing out new streets.
Always have a good time while you’re exercising and enjoy yourself and the process — this will encourage you to do more of it.
There you have it. You can be fit in no time if you follow some of these fitness hacks above and adjust to this new way of life in small ways.
It is possible to get in shape and if you are looking for more healthy ways to include fitness into your lifestyle? Check out The 5 Keys To Finding Your Active Lifestyle Here!
Check out, 5 Tips to Lose Weight Fast Without Moving Your Body, next!
Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am the face behind Everything Abode! I am a lifestyle and wellness writer based out of Vancouver Island. When I’m not writing or exploring mountains and beaches with my furry rescue, I love spending time learning creative ways to manifest a healthy home. Thanks for stopping by!
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