Let’s face it, we all want a fit and toned body but most of us dread the thought of working out. The mere mention of the word exercise makes us break out in a cold sweat or feel the sudden desire to take a nap. But fear not lazy asses, there’s still hope for us. We’ve rounded up the most effective workouts that require minimal effort, maximum comfort, and lots of laughter.
The Couch Potato Workout: Because moving from the bed to the couch is still a form of exercise
Yes, you read that right. You don’t have to leave the comfort of your couch to exercise. The couch potato workout is perfect for those days when you just can’t muster up the energy to do anything more strenuous than binge-watch your favorite shows. All you need to do is stretch your arms and legs, lift your feet up and down, or do some gentle cycling motion. Do it for about 10-15 minutes while watching your show and you’ll be surprised how much you’ll feel the burn.
You can also turn commercial breaks into mini-exercise sessions. Use the time to do some squats, lunges, or crunches. Make it fun and challenge yourself to see how many reps you can do during each break. It’s a win-win situation, you get to enjoy your show and get fit at the same time.
The Snack Break Circuit: Burn calories between snack runs to the fridge
Let’s be honest, snacking is a must for any self-respecting lazy ass. But did you know that you can turn snack breaks into mini-workout sessions? All you need is a bit of creativity and determination not to let your snacks ruin your fitness goals.
For example, between trips to the fridge, you can do some jumping jacks, high knees, or push-ups. You’ll be surprised how quickly your heart rate will rise and how many calories you’ll burn. You can also use your snacks as weights and do some bicep curls or overhead presses.
Make it fun and challenge yourself to see how many reps you can do between snack breaks. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the snacks will start to lose their appeal once you start seeing the results of your mini-workouts.
The Netflix and Tone: Get fit while binge-watching your favorite shows
Netflix and chill? How about Netflix and tone? It’s the perfect excuse for lazy asses to get off the couch and start moving. All you need to do is pick a show that you love and choose a workout routine that targets specific muscle groups.
For example, during an episode of Friends, you can do some squats every time Joey says “How you doin’?” or some lunges every time Ross mentions “Paleontology”. You can also use resistance bands or dumbbells to add more variety to your routine.
Make it competitive and see how many reps you can do during each episode. You’ll soon find yourself getting fitter, stronger, and more toned, all while indulging in your favorite guilty pleasure.
So there you have it, lazy asses. There’s no excuse not to work out anymore. With these fun and effective workouts, you can still achieve your fitness goals while maintaining your love for lounging around. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?