Reality Check: You’re Lazy
I know a lot of lazy people…I mean A LOT. Most within my own family (I literally have hundreds of cousins, so the sample size is pretty large).
People who would rather buy new underwear than wash their dirty ones (seriously).
People who would rather spend the day planted on their couch than anywhere else.
People who choose take-out over home cooked, every single night of the week.
People who would rather have a root canal than go do a workout.
Sure, I know that we all have our occasional lazy day on the couch, but lately it seems that more and more people are turning laziness into a career.
What about you?
Check if the following describe you:
- You are habitually inactive.
- You’re a master excuse-maker.
- You find shortcuts in order to avoid the long haul.
- You’d rather be a passive observer than an active participant.
If that’s you, you’re lazy.
But don’t get down on yourself. There are many legitimate causes of laziness. Here are just a few…
When you’re short on sleep it’s easy to become unmotivated, which quickly turns into laziness. Getting a minimum of eight hours of sleep each night is typically the accepted norm in order to maintain enough energy to get you through the day. Some experts even say that ten hours of sleep each night is what you need to function at your best. I think everyone is different but I function best with seven or more. Either way, sleep is super important in helping you stay motivated.
Starting your day with a jolt of java may help with your initial alertness, but the dip in energy that takes place a few hours later could be the reason that you become lazy later in the day. Avoid the rush and crash of caffeine and instead rely on your steady supply of natural energy.
At some point being lazy simply becomes a habit. If every night after work you head straight to the couch, it soon becomes automatic and not a conscious decision. Breaking the habit of laziness is actually quite easy. Simply take yourself off of autopilot and make the conscious decision to do something productive instead – like heading to the gym rather than the couch.
If your job keeps you in a chair for hours at a time, and you don’t exercise when off the clock, then your body is just accustomed to inactivity. It’s time to wake up your under-used muscles and to re-acquaint yourself with the joy of motion. A simple way to get back into the swing of things is to go on a 30 to 60 minute walk either before work or after you return home. Once you’ve broken yourself in with consistent walks, contact me to get started on a fitness program that will quickly get your body back into great shape.
Laziness begins when you ignore that little nagging voice in your head. You know, the one that reminds you when you should take action on something rather than sit by and let the opportunity slip away.
Is today the day that you will kick laziness to the curb?
Is today the day that you will take action toward achieving your goals?
Is today the day that you will listen to that little voice of reason?
Call or email today to schedule your first workout. You’ll find my contact info in this newsletter.
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Helping you shed the fat, even on your busy schedule,
Coach George, Body Transformation Coach
ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer & Precision Nutrition Certified Nutritionist
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