Get fit by being lazy
Are you fit or are you lazy? Or are you both? What the hell am I talking about?!
A brief history of lazy fitness
- Can I be bothered to make sure I always have correct change for the bus?
- Can I be arsed to drive all the way to the petrol station to fill up the car just so I can drive to the big supermarket?
- Can I endure having to get up 10 minutes earlier than necessary to make sure I am always on time for appointments?
- Can I be fussed with ballache of getting changed, driving to the gym, showering and driving back home every time I want to work out?
The answer to all of the above is “No… I am a lazy, lazy man”:
- Bus journeys of less than a mile? I’d rather walk thanks.
- Stuff the hassle of driving and queuing in a huge superstore, I’ll just pick up small batches of shopping next time I’m walking past Lidl
- I am far too lazy to get to almost any appointment on time, and invariably end up running to my destination or at least walking extremely quickly
- There is no way I can be bothered with all that fuss just to get a work out, which I can do every day in my home by sneaking in a quick burst of press-ups, sit-ups and burpees, once or twice a day, or even quickly chucking on the running shoes and running hell for leather round the block a few times.
As you can probably see by now, my laziness with respect to what I see as hassle, is actually quite a good little motivator into actually getting up and moving about, occasionally running, and doing my fair share of walking. You aren’t going to reach fitness of Mo Farah proportions but if you are looking to shed a few of those Xmas pounds in January, you might want to change your perspective and become lazy, just like me.