“It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?” ~Ronald Reagan
We all know lazy people, maybe you are lazy.
Does this sound familiar? “What do you want me to pick up for dinner tonight?”, or “I’ll start my diet and exercise program after New Years”.Or my all-time-favorite is the person who watches T.V., picks up the phone and calls to order the latest “As Seen On TV” exercise product (ie. the neck line thiner or the inertia bell) who has every intention of sitting on the couch, exercising while watching t.v. but after a few failed attempts decides the whimpy equipment is better served as a doorstop.
Did that describe you or anybody you know? The good news, is chronic laziness is a habbit, and habbits can be broken!
Here are some helpful tips and warning signs to consider if you’re in need of a major life style change:
Avoid Procrastination -the “I’ll do it tomorrow” attitude has got to be changed to “what can I do today!” If this is you, start by prioritizing your day on your outlook, blackberry or other calanders. Set goals and timelines for your tasks. If you fail to accomplish these don’t get down on yourself. Don’t attempt to move on to the next task until the previous is crossed off your list. This will help eliminate your “DROWNING” sensation.
Avoid Crashing -Coffee is a very important part to many of our mornings. If you just can’t break this habbit, or refuse too, try sticking with a single cup of java. Rather than reaching for that second and third cup, supplement a fruit (such as an apple). The natural sugar in fruit has a ton of great energy.
Avoid The Drive Thru – This is a big one. Fast food has very high energy density levels. This causes us to eat more than we normally would or should. Foods with a high energy density confuse the brain’s control systems for appetite, which are based solely on portion size. We’ve all experienced Thanksgiving dinner and meals and the nap that follows. This is a side-effect of over eating.
Sleep Deprevation – A single sleepless night causes us to become more irritable, blurry vision, slowed reaction time and diminished memory capacity. This all contributes to laziness. An average of eight to ten hours of sleep per night is strongly recommended. If you experience problems falling asleep you may want to try supplementation and/or visiting a sleep specialist.
Lastly, motivation. If it is motivation you need, Renegade trainers are here to help. We have the ability to safely and effectively help you discover a plan to get you off the couch, and into the gym. Whatever your needs are, we are here to help. Call or email us today to schedule your first workout!