You know with your smarts that you have to exercise for your health and wellbeing. So what I am introducing today is the recipe to create a new exercise habit based on your inconsistent motivation, also known as your consistent laziness. (You know you can count on that.)
You will not have to think. You will not have to make a decision. You will not have to self-command. Making decisions is tiring and time consuming. This process will be so simple that your lazy brain will take comfort in finding the path of least resistance. And you will still reap the benefits of exercising.
The human brain is always looking for ways to save efforts. By tapping this powerful resource, you will reach success. It is foolproof. You will create a lazy habit to get in shape. The trick is to get the brain going on automatic.
You have to follow 5 steps to set up your lazy arse program. These are non-negotiable.
1- Get one of our apps. (Sorry to plug my products, but yes, you will need this important tool.) It is $1.99 for tablets and smart phones. (If you prefer to install on a Mac or a PC, download the apps from Amazon for $18.99.) Read the text under Before You Begin.
2- Clear a space large enough to do jumping jacks and fit a mat. Leave the space always clear, no furniture, no plants to move. Make it easy on yourself.
3- Have a yoga mat and hand weights nearby, ready to use (if you purchased our Hand Weight Circuits or Challenging Circuits apps).
4- Have your workout clothes always ready. Always put them back in the same spot after you wash them.
5- Pick a time of day that you will reserve for you. Start with 10-15 minutes. One of the most dependable time is first thing in the morning.
Now that the 5-part set up is completed, go and do not think.
Every other day, start the app at your dedicated time. Look at the first circuit made of 3 exercises. Change the moves and intervals if you want. Select warm-up. Click Begin.
Follow the warm-up and ONLY DO THE FIRST CIRCUIT, 3 times. The movies will play and you will simply have to follow. When you have completed the 3 rounds of the first circuit, click your way to the end of the workout using the Skip button. Reach the screen that says GOOD WORK! This will allow you to unlock new moves. Twice a week do the cool down.
That's it. Do not think. Just show up. The apps will bring you variety and intensity. When you feel the need for a better “afterburner zen feeling” increase to one circuit and a half, then to two circuits, then to three. Your brain will soon crave the rewards you get from exercise.
Even if you do not desire to work out for a longer period of time, 15 minutes every other day is better than nothing at all. You will still reap the benefits from being more active and you will gain strength.