I don’t know about you, but sometimes just the IDEA of having to go to the gym makes me want to cry.
Yes, I’m getting my body right for the summer blah blah blah; but WOW can it be exhausting! My body is in pain, I just did my hair yesterday, I’m feeling lazy…I guess the odds are against me going in right? Well, not so fast.
Even though 2 out of 5 times of the week I do feel like this, I feel even worse when the end of the day comes around and I haven’t done any type of exercise whatsoever. I’m not going to lie, missing out on my gym hours is something that happens every now and then, but I have since found a solution so I’m not a complete couch potato when I do want to skip on the weights.
My new, go to exercise that doesn’t really feel like exercise… (Does that make sense?)
It’s great. It’s easy. It’s cheap. Everyone has a bike; I don’t care where you live or what you do; EVERYONE. OWNS. A BIKE. If you don’t, your neighbor does, so there’s no excuse. This type of work out is usually misconceived low-intensity cardio, making people overlook the fact that it’s one of the best fat diminishing exercises. Here’s the breakdown:
See? 15 mins using this bad boy and you’ve already done your work out for the day. I usually take those 15 minutes to bike around the block, to the grocery store, maybe get some close errands done. It doesn’t really matter; it’s going to be fun, it’s going to be healthy, and it’s easy.
What else can you ask for?
Ashley Lied is a young writer, nutritionist and future full time mother of three puppies. Keep on the look out for the rest of her blog posts!