Like most young kids, my parents always made sure I was playing 100 different sports throughout my childhood. Before coming to university I had the best intentions to join a varsity team, go to the gym regularly and continue being active. Unfortunately, living in residence completely screwed up my plan because residence food was only an elevator ride down and my classes were two-minutes away. Naturally I became the world’s laziest person. Eating whatever you want becomes very tricky if you decide to stop working out. Here is my guide to remaining lazy while keeping off the freshman 15 30:
- Walk Instead of Drive:
You will avoid getting all gross and sweaty, and a brisk walk is definitely better than doing nothing. Yes, this will take more time, but walking to and from campus (especially if you live downtown) is the perfect light workout. With the weather slowly getting nicer, you have no excuse!
- Ride a Stationary Bike While Studying:
Now this is my idea of a lazy workout. You can’t pedal too fast without losing your concentration, but you are still moving those legs, justifying this as a legitimate workout. With exams coming up next week, why not bring those cue cards to the gym and get your workout in at the same time. This may not compare to running on the treadmill, but this is the LAZY guide. Plus you are getting two things done at once #winning.
Yes, doing the entire p90x and sticking to its strict schedule means putting in A LOT of time and effort into exercise. However, the ability to do it in your own room eliminates the trek to the gym, and if you only stick to the 15 minute ab routine, it’s better then nothing (all I do).
- Bring a Water Bottle to Class:
No, this is not a workout, but drinking lots of water will help you stay full for a longer period of time. I used to avoid drinking liquids with the excuse that they would fill up room in my stomach reserved for eating more delicious food. Now I realize this fat-ass mentality is obviously flawed so I recommend staying hydrated all day and drinking those eight glasses to remain somewhat healthy. Sometimes I need to drink an entire bottle after walking up the dreaded UC hill.
Good luck during exams, and embrace your inner laziness!