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Working Out: A Guide for People Who Hate to Exercise
I hate working out. HATE. Even when I try to convince myself I like it, it still sucks every single time. I hate being hot, I hate being sweaty, I hate being tired. All three spell out workout. I wish I was one of those crazy people who like going to the gym or running, but I’ll never be one of them. So, what’s a girl to do when she hates working out? I’ve compiled my top favorite non-workout workouts for those of you who despise working out like I do!
Yoga is one workout I actually enjoy. For those of you who don’t think yoga is a workout – I dare you to try an advanced session. I always leave exhausted, but it’s a pleasant kind of fatigue. The stretching before and after gives my muscles time to adjust to the moves and leaves them feeling stronger, but not in excruciating pain. Plus, it’s easier than ever to take yoga classes online in the comfort of your own home! Sweat and Tonic is an example of a hub with tons of awesome online fitness classes!
I used to go out dancing with my girlfriends pretty often when I was in university. I never realized how much of a workout it can be until I went to a silent disco the other night with Marie. First of all, if you haven’t been to a silent disco – do it. It’s soo much fun! Everyone wears headphones that play music and you sing and dance along to the music! Take off the headphones and you can hear a sea of people singing off beat – it’s hilarious! Anyway, dancing to great music is super fun and makes time fly by. Before you know it, 2 hours have passed and you’ve gotten a workout in!
3. Speed Walking
If you rate running like me – go for a speed walk. A “speed walk” or “power walk” is essentially fast walking and I simply walk as fast as I can without jogging. You’ll know your speed walking when you can feel it in your calves! I bring two water bottles with me to stay hydrated as well as mini weights to give my arms a workout at the same time!
If you don’t have a bike – get one! Biking is super fun and a great way to commute during the warm seasons. Google biking trails in your area – there are a ton in most cities! Grab a friend or bring your dog to join the fun, take your boyfriend on a ride and then set up a picnic or go for a ride at the beach. Switch it up and make it fun!
Hiking is actually super fun! Don’t worry – I’m not talking about 4-5 hour hikes (like why would anyone do this?!). Find a 1-2 hour hiking trail and bring a partner. Hiking can be exhausting, but you’ll be distracted by the gorgeous views and cute animals on the way! When all else fails invite a guy with a cute butt and enjoy the view.