How to Turn Procrastination into Motivation

The Lazy Workout Guide to Overcome Procrastination

Working out sounds great and all – until you get down to actually doing it! That’s when the excuses come in. It’s either too cold to go outside, too windy to run, or your in-park class seems too far.

Sound like something you’d say? We’ve all been there. You want to start your fitness journey, but the allure of procrastination is hard to resist. But what if there’s a way you could turn your procrastination time into an opportunity for exercise? Yes, that’s right! With a little mindfulness, you can overcome procrastination with several enjoyable and effortless workouts from the comfort of your home.

Pilates: Planks, Bridges, and More

Pilates offers a low-impact workout that strengthens the core and improves flexibility. You can perform simple exercises like planks, bridges, and leg lifts to engage multiple muscle groups. Switch things up to make it fun! Do a few bridges while waiting for your coffee to brew or leg lifts while on a call with your bestie.

These exercises tone your body and help improve your posture and overall balance. Pilates also incorporates breathing techniques and mindful movements, making it an excellent stress reduction and relaxation exercise.

Walks With a Friend

Why not invite a friend for a stroll when you feel compelled to put off working out? Walking not only boosts your mood but also enhances cardiovascular health. Chatting and laughing with a friend while strolling through the neighbourhood can transform an ordinary walk into an enjoyable social activity. It’s also a great opportunity to disconnect from gadgets and reconnect with the people and things that matter most in your life.

Yoga in Bed

Yoga is a holistic practice that originated in ancient India and has been widely embraced around the globe for its numerous benefits. Beyond physical exercise, yoga encompasses mindfulness, breath control, and meditation. Winter mornings can make leaving your warm bed seem like an impossible task. But who says you have to get up to exercise? Embrace the coziness and warmth of your bed and perform gentle yoga stretches right after waking up to activate your muscles, improve flexibility, and set a positive tone for the rest of your day.

Turn Up the Music and Dance

One of the best ways to make exercise enjoyable is to crank up your favourite tracks and let loose with a dance party!  It is an excellent method for releasing stress and tension. It stimulates the release of endorphins, the ‘feel-good’ hormones, which can elevate your mood, reduce anxiety, and combat feelings of depression. So, put on your favourite playlist, throw in some moves, have a blast, and get your blood pumping.

Hula Hooping

Remember the joy of hula hooping as a child? Well, it turns out that hula hooping is not just for kids—it’s also a great exercise for adults! Grab a hula hoop and get twirling. Hula hooping engages your core muscles, including the abdominal muscles, obliques, and lower back. As you twirl the hoop around your waist, you activate and strengthen these muscles, improving core stability and tone.

Taking the Stairs

In the age of elevators and escalators, it’s easy to overlook the humble stairs. But opting for the stairs instead of the lift can significantly affect your daily activity level. Climbing stairs engages multiple muscle groups, increases your heart rate, and burns calories. So ditch the elevator and challenge yourself to take the stairs as often as possible.

Embrace the Lazy Workout Revolution!

Exercising doesn’t have to be a daunting task that requires immense effort. With a lazy workout routine, you can turn procrastination into an opportunity to move your body while still having fun. Whether it’s Pilates, walking with a friend, dancing, hula hooping, or taking the stairs, simple exercises also have numerous health benefits. These exercises allow you to have fun and improve your overall health and mood without getting out of your jammies!

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