One influencer claims to have lost 10 pounds using the “lazy girl” approach.
Isabelle Morris says she continues to go out to dinner, drink alcohol and never count calories — and still manage to lose weight.
The body-conscious internet star, known as @fitness4lazygirls on Instagram, told her 80,000 followers: “I feel like things are finally falling together.”
“I’m not going to lie, losing fat is hard — especially mentally.
“I’ve had many days with poor body image and felt like I wasn’t progressing fast enough.
“But looking back, I can see that I’m losing about 4 pounds a week, which is exactly what I want to achieve with a sustainable and enjoyable routine.”
“I’m super happy with how far I’ve come and I finally feel like my hard work is paying off.”
Isabelle shared two photos taken 20 weeks apart to show her physical progress, which she attributes to exercising more, eating more fiber and protein, and drinking more water.
She said she strength-trains three times a week, drinks four liters of water every day, and never says no to social events.
But her routine isn’t nearly as grueling as some of her fitness peers, as she also goes out every weekend, drinks alcohol when she feels like it, doesn’t restrict her meals, and even makes sure she has a sweet treat every day — hence the “lazy girl” technique.
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Her other top tips include getting between 7,000 and 10,000 steps a day and adding cardio classes to your schedule.
Isabelle, online coach, personal trainer and nutritionist, also shared the top five lessons she’s learned over the past eight years in relation to “lazy girls” diet and exercise.
- “You can still get amazing results without limiting yourself. Forget the all-or-nothing mindset.”
- “Life is always more important than a physical goal. Will you look back in 80 years and wish you hadn’t gone out to eat with friends? No! So don’t do that. You can achieve your goals and have a social life!”
- “The small version of yourself isn’t always the most confident. The number on the scale is not the problem, it is self-esteem.”
- “Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you follow a strict fitness/nutrition plan but constantly take care of your body and feel guilty about social events, it’s not worth it.”
- “Progress is not linear. There will be good days, bad days, and plenty of days when you feel like you’re going backwards. Go on. Consistency is key.”