9 Ways to Get Energized and Motivated When You Feel Lazy


Getting in shape tops many people’s New Year’s resolution lists. We all say we’re too busy to fit in a workout, but exercise doesn’t have to be such a time-consuming chore. The trick is to choose a fitness regimen that suits your personality and lifestyle. Who knows — you may even find yourself looking forward to your workout.

Here are a few tips to liven up your otherwise sloth-like life.

1. Workout with a friend

Whenever I’m in a crunch with school or work, I find myself scrambling to make time for exercising and socializing. But these two cuties remind me that a friend can instantly turns a fitness session into a bonding giggle fest.

2. Walk it out

Take a few minutes out of your day to walk instead of hopping on the bus. Better yet, step out of the house whenever you feel stressed out or upset for a brisk and calming walk — and bam, you just squeezed in a workout (and a self-therapy session) without even realizing it.

3. Schedule workouts

Pencil in your workout so you’re sure to make time for it, and schedule it for the time that works best for you. For some people, that’s in the early morning, for others, it’s at the end of the day. Figure out when you feel the most energy and work around that. If you really can’t find the time, housework can burn a few calories.