Tips for increasing activity and staying motivated:
Don’t think exercise
Lazy girls think of exercise as going to the gym or running a marathon. There are many easy ways to incorporate exercise into each day by thinking a little differently about what exercise actually is. Putting more energy into cleaning the house is a great way to burn some calories and work up a sweat without leaving the house.
Walk the dog
Walking your dog is a fun way to improve fitness, burn calories and improve your mood. Walking your dog in the park is a great way to start a conversation with that attractive stranger.
Take the stairs
When was the last time you took the stairs rather than the elevator? The stairs are a good way to get the heart pumping and tone the legs. Start small and increase the number of steps and the amount of times you take the stairs.
Do something fun
Regular exercise is a lot easier to stick to when it’s enjoyable. You could go horse riding with friends, ice-skating with the kids, take up a dance class or check out a new club and dance up a storm. Stay away from the cocktails though, too many calories.
Park further away
When travelling in the car, park further away from the intended destination than usual. This is an easy way to incorporate more exercise into the day.
Start an exercise habit
Try to plan some exercise in advance as well as incorporating more activity into the day. Place your exercise clothes and shoes out the night before so you are ready to go the next day. It’s also a good idea to exercise at the same time each day if possible. If an activity is repeated at a similar time for over three weeks, it’s more likely to become a habit.
Stick with it
Don’t be discouraged after a lazy day and give up completely. It’s okay to miss a day of exercise, accept it and continue with it the next day.
The most important thing is to get started and don’t be discouraged if things go off track. Being lazy is a state of mind and taking action helps change this mindset. Being more, rather than less active will have a positive affect on mind and body. Say goodbye to the lazy girl and start moving.
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