Are You Lazy?

I don’t know about you, but I know plenty of lazy people.

People that would rather spend the entire day parked on their couch than anywhere else.

People that eat take-out food every single night over a good home cooked meal.

People that would choose to have a root canal over working out.

Of course everyone has a few lazy days every once in a while, but it seems like more people lately are making laziness their full time career.

Are you lazy?  See if any of the following statements describe you:

*  You enjoy being a passive observer rather than an active participant.

*  You are mostly inactive.

*  You are a master of excuses

* You look for shortcuts so you can avoid the long haul

If these statements paint a picture of you, don’t be too hard on yourself.  There are some legitimate reasons for laziness.  The following are a few things that are known to cause laziness:

Caffeine Abuse – When you begin every day with a jolt of caffeine it can help with initial alertness.  However, the drop in energy that occurs several hours later could be responsible for laziness later in the day.  To avoid both the rush and crash of caffeine rely on a steady source of natural energy.

Sleep Deprivation – Any time you haven’t had enough sleep, it’s really easy to become unmotivated, which can quickly turn into laziness.  In order to have enough energy to get through the entire day, make sure you get at least 8 hours of sleep at night.  Some experts recommend ten hours of sleep in order to function best.

Inactivity – If you have to spend most of your work day in a chair and don’t exercise after work, your body is likely accustomed to being inactive.  You will have to wake up those under used muscles and become reacquainted with yourself through the joy of motion.  An easy way to get yourself into the habit of being active is to take a 30-60 minute walk every day either before or after work.  Once you’ve gotten used to taking consistent walks, you will be ready to contact me to start on a fitness program that will get your body back into top shape.

Laziness starts when you start ignoring that irritating little voice in your head.  You know the one.  It constantly reminds you that you need to take action on something rather than sitting around and letting the opportunity pass you by.

Will this be the day that you finally kick laziness to the curb?

Will this be the day that you start working on achieving your goals?

Will this be the day that you start listening to that little voice?

If you’re ready to take action, contact me so that I can set you up with a great training program.

Take a few minutes to think about the “ideal you.”

What do you look like?  Who do you spend your time with?  What would you accomplish?  Keep in mind that the distance that lays between the ideal you and the real you is laziness.

Anytime you have decisions to make, regardless of how big or small they are, consider what your “ideal you” would do instead of taking the easy path.  I’d be willing to be that your “ideal you” is one of my clients.

Spread this message to your family, friends, and coworkers.

About Born Again Fitness.Com

I specialize in weight loss, for those who need to lose weight. I focus on the mental, spiritual and physical aspects of the individual. I hold nationally accredited certifications by NASM in personal training and by the IFPA in bodybuilding and sports nutrition. Please call me at 514-8384 to get started on your journey of weight loss or visit

Posted on July 7, 2010, in fat loss in Idaho and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I enjoyed this post. I need to get off my butt and exercise more. This 8-5 job I have is killing me, can you post some workouts?

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