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A Lazy Girl’s Gym Routine

Since I now have to wake up between the hours of 4 to 4:30 am Monday through Friday, I’m still trying to find a good time to go to the gym to workout without other people around. The minute I see another person at my apartment complex’s gym, I pretend to be going to the pool, struggle to open the gate to the pool, shrug, and turn away. Then I wait about an hour, and if I’m still up for it, I will try to go to the gym again.

Once I make it into the gym and take a moment to appreciate no other human being in my space (ever since I accidentally lost my left Airpod at a grocery store, it’s been hard to fully block people out and fake confidence), this is my gym routine.

Of course, this happens after some mediocre stretching and walking up the giant hill—unpictured because I don’t want you to know where I live.


Either the first or last thing I do, depending on if there is another human in the room, is Lauren Giraldo’s 12-3-30. However, I never do the full thirty, and I probably should. It either gets my heart rate going for the rest of the workout, or it calms my heart down just a tad bit compared to the weight workouts.

Around the World

One thing you’ll notice is I do a lot of core workouts because I’m hoping building my core will build strength in other parts of my body. I’m nowhere near a fitness expert, so I have no idea if that’s a true statement. For these, I do about 2 reps of 15.

Side Bends/Oblique Crunches?

I love these!! I mean, they burn, but in the best way possible. I either do 2 reps of 10 or simply do 20 in a row for each side.

Weighted Cross Crunch

What I do looks very similar to this, but it’s not quite like this. Instead of using a medicine ball, I use a kettle bell. Also, I raise my knee as I come across and do my best to not move my core. I will do one rep of 15 on each side (because #lazy).

Tricep Raises

I don’t actually know the name for this, but I do this. My triceps are definitely on the weaker side, so I can only do about ten of these before I call it quits. I know pushing yourself when you workout is a mental thing, but I will not push myself if I don’t have to.

Weighted Bird?

Another one I don’t know the name of, but I always feel like I’m preparing myself for take off when I do this exercise. It does a fantastic job of working out my triceps, shoulders, and back (and my back needs alllll the help). Since the aforementioned three are my weaker points, I can only do about ten reps before I am completely wiped.

Balance Bells

I don’t do the exact gif above. I balance myself on one leg, and on the side with the leg in the air, I lift the dumbbell. This has helped a lot with my overall balance and gaining my strength; I do about twelve reps on each side. When I get strong enough to do twenty reps, I move up in weight.

There you have it! A fitness routine for when a lazy girl is brave enough to go to the gym.

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