Lazy Day workouts

LAZY DAY WORKOUT

Let’s face it, we all have that one lazy day. Maybe you’ve had many lazy days that have turned into weeks or months. We’ve been there, and the idea of starting again can seem daunting. I’m more of a head-first type of girl, but if you want a slow build up because well, maybe you’re just not mentally ready to start any sort of program. Here are a few ways I get a little burn during my day when I’m feeling too lazy to workout:

1. Watching Netflix?

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Back in the olden days pre-Netflix, there was something called ‘commercials’ and it was the perfect time to get up, move around, maybe even fit in a few squats. Now, there aren’t any commercials, and although I am loving the easiness of binge watching shows I have found that I could spend two hours watching tv in the same position without complaint. Scary. So there are two ways I like to shake things up and force my butt off the couch.

  • I set a reoccurring timer on my phone every 20 minutes. Every time the phone goes off while I’m watching the show I have to workout for 5 minutes! I usually do two sets like this one: 30 seconds of push ups, 30 seconds of bicycle crunches, a minute plank hold, and high knees for 30 seconds. Once I’m done, and only then can I continue my show. By the end of an hour-long show, you will have done a 15-minute workout! How’s that for sneaky!
  • Another game I like to play with myself is more specific to what I’m watching. Nowadays people have made these for almost every show and movie out there, but here is a list of 43 of the most popular tv shows and how to turn them into your favourite workouts!

2. Cooking Dinner?

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I find making dinner the best and funniest time to get a few reps in of any type of fitness into my lazy day. Funniest because I must look hilarious doing it!

  • You now can’t walk and must now only lunge to get to places.
  • Every time you close the fridge you have to do 10 squats.

3. Going to bed?

You can actually do some wonderful yoga poses in bed to help with any aches and strains on your body from the day. 

  • My favourite pose in bed is ‘Happy Baby’ it always feels so good on my lower back and it does wonders for opening up my hips.
  • Knees to Chest is another relaxing pose I like to do before bed, plus, it warms me up to be tucked into a little ball.

 

No matter how you get fitness into your lazy day, try it this week and fit it in the cracks of time you encounter while going about your normal day, every little bit counts!

 

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29 Comments

  1. January 30, 2017 / 9:13 am

    LOVE the time on your phone idea for TV binging 😉 SOOOOO smart since it’s so easy to zone out and do nothing!

    • Mariangelica
      January 30, 2017 / 10:35 am

      Agreed! If I don’t do it, I will, and HAVE binge watched hours without getting up! haha. Glad you found it helpful!

  2. January 30, 2017 / 10:18 am

    That recipe photo looks amazing! I need that in my life. I’m trying to add yoga to my fitness routine and have a love-hate relationships with it. So, I’m totally going to try these bedtime poses.

    • Mariangelica
      January 30, 2017 / 10:35 am

      Yoga is amazing for your health! Hope they sit well with you at bed time! It gets better the more you do it!

    • Mariangelica
      January 30, 2017 / 3:14 pm

      Commercials were good for something! haha. Awesome hope it goes well!

  3. January 30, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    These are all such great ideas!! Love the 10 squats when you close the fridge haha, so clever!

    • Mariangelica
      January 30, 2017 / 3:14 pm

      Thanks lovely! Try it out! it’s funny, and so great for your booty! haha

  4. January 30, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    Love each and every one of these! There’s ALWAYS time to sneak a little exercise in no matter what!

    • Mariangelica
      January 30, 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Thank you! and I AGREE!!!

    • Mariangelica
      January 30, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      Thank you!

  5. January 30, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    I like to do yoga or lift weights while watching youtube videos! Always a great way to add some extra movement into the day!

    • Mariangelica
      January 30, 2017 / 10:10 pm

      I love youtube. It sucks me in! Weights while watching is a great idea!!

  6. January 30, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    Great ideas for fitting in a little fitness! I love the timer idea for binge tv watching because we all have our days. Of course usually it’s because I’m sick or drained but still.

    • Mariangelica
      January 30, 2017 / 10:11 pm

      Thank you! it’s just a fun challenge to do on your own or with whoever is watching! 😀

  7. January 30, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Great ideas. I especially love the ideas for workouts while watching TV.

    • Mariangelica
      January 31, 2017 / 9:43 am

      Thank you! Watching TV makes me feel so lazy!

    • Mariangelica
      January 31, 2017 / 9:39 am

      ye m’am! haha

  8. January 31, 2017 / 3:56 am

    I never thought of having a lazy day approach to workouts. Whatever it takes to get it done!

    • Mariangelica
      January 31, 2017 / 9:41 am

      Exactly! Thanks for reading!

  9. January 31, 2017 / 9:42 am

    How much fun! I’ll have to try this the next time I’m doing Netflix. I like these bed yoga moves too.

    • Mariangelica
      February 1, 2017 / 10:28 am

      The bed-yoga is my favourite haha.

  10. January 31, 2017 / 10:10 am

    Those are some really awesome tips for busy moms. Every little bit you can do for a healthy lifestyle while you’re super busy helps!!

    • Mariangelica
      February 1, 2017 / 10:29 am

      Agreed! it’s all about fitting it in the cracks of time!

  11. January 31, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    Love these ideas! Definitely going to have to keep them in mind for those lazy weekend days 🙂

  12. January 31, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    Love all these ideas. I like to do squats when I’m getting close out of the dryer. Up and down.. up and down.

    • Mariangelica
      February 1, 2017 / 10:26 am

      This is a great idea! I’ll have to give this a try!