Every Sunday, you vow to keep fit for the rest of the week. And every Sunday you look back at your alcohol-fueled weekend and wonder, in that bleary haze, whether lifting those wine glasses to your lips cancelled the calories from the booze.
Well, you’re on the way to being a fitness junkie… in your mind. You just don’t have the motivation to get up, put on cute workout clothes and drive to the gym only to see people who look far, far better than you. Which, in all honesty, is fine. In the vein of staying at home and going all Netflixand-chill, what if actually being a lazy bum could help you get fit? Before you leave a smoke imprint of yourself in the rush to putting on your sweatpants and oversized tee, this doesn’t mean you can start ordering that pizza just yet.
Here are 4 ways to bust a move… Without even moving that much. You’ll see. It’ll all add up and you’ll be thanking your lazy-girl stars!
SPIN ME A BEDTIME STORY
Exercise: Bicycle kicks
Target area: Abs/Core
Why: The worst part about getting out of bed to do a workout is getting out of bed. So here’s a way around it — Stay in bed and work your core.
Do It: Lie on your back with your hands holding your head. Raise your legs, bend at the knee, and move them in a bicycle motion. On each movement, touch your elbow to the opposite knee before alternating. Keep doing this exercise for give minutes and you’ll really feel your abs burning.
Step it up a notch: Do a leg workout: Lie on your side, propping your head up with your elbow and your legs in a straight line, one on top of the other. Lift your top leg to a 45-degree angle and slowly lower it back to the starting position. Do three sets of 12–5 reps for a good, solid workout.