Lazy Girl Workout - Christina Carlyle

Lazy Girl Workout


It’s time to workout.  Do you?

  • Think of a million better things to do to get out of it?
  • Feel unmotivated?
  • Hit the snooze button a half dozen times?
  • Pout?


If you find yourself doing any of the above, I’ve got your back.  As a former fat girl one of the most challenging parts of getting fit was finding the motivation to exercise.  (Because of my back and knee injuries, sometimes exercise hurts.  It’s very easy for me to let my inner fat girl seduce me with excuses to skip exercise.)  However, my inner fit girl (nutritionist and trainer self) knows better.

That’s why I created this lazy girl workout that you can do when you just-don’t-wanna-but-you-know-you-should kinda days.  (they happen!) All you need is a set of dumbbells and about 20 minutes.  You don’t even have to sit up or stand.  Technically, you can do this lazy girl workout from bed (above the covers) if you reallllly wanna rock the ‘lazy’ vibe of this exercise.  Seriously, this is the ultimate no excuses workout for even the laziest of girls.  <3  NO EXCUSES!  Watch me explain and share the workout in today’s episode of CCtv.

These six moves hit both the internal and external obliques by alternating twisting and non-twisting oblique exercises.  Move from one exercise to the next without resting. To rock this workout you’ll need to do each exercise until you feel the burn then do 5 more.

If you’re using weights and it’s too easy (like you could go on and on and onnnnnn), increase the weight… if it’s too hard (like you’re struggling to get to 10)… decrease the weight.  Do each exercise one time to complete one set.  You need to do 3-4 full sets to complete your workout.

I recommend doing this routine at least twice a week.  If you want noticeable definition in your midsection and love handle area as fast as possible use this oblique workout – in conjunction with your meal and exercise program.

It only works if you work it, so work it.  YOU are so worth it!

Your Coach and Biggest Cheerleader



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If you liked this workout then you’re going to love my Lazy Girl Thigh Workout.  I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from it from lady’s who’ve tried it and really felt the burn (from bed!)  You can check out my other lazy girl workouts by clicking here.

Lazy Girl workout

  • Theresa Zuraw
    Posted at 16:27h, 28 June Reply

    Definitely, looks easy! I am going to try it!

  • Marti Embry
    Posted at 16:41h, 06 July Reply

    I can’t wait to try it – in bed! Your introductory comments matched my “motivation” – rather, the lack thereof. Lol. Thanks for posting on Pinterest (where I found your link)!

  • Amy Beard
    Posted at 00:50h, 08 July Reply

    Your.Video was great motivation! Doing this now and everyother day! Thank you!

  • Doris Rife
    Posted at 18:53h, 08 July Reply

    Awesome work out!!?

    • Christina
      Posted at 17:36h, 09 July Reply

      I’m glad you like it : )

  • Nicole Gonzales
    Posted at 00:59h, 09 July Reply

    Wow!! Just tried as my pm workout. This is great!

    • Christina
      Posted at 17:36h, 09 July Reply

      Yay! I’m glad you like it!! xo

  • ameeanne
    Posted at 11:45h, 07 September Reply

    Hopefully this doesn’t sound weird, but where do you get all your cute workout clothes? 🙂 I’ve been looking at some of your lazy girl workouts on Pinterest and I love the bright, fun colors you always seem to wear, particularly the turquoise/light purple/floral stuff. I seem to feel more motivated to exercise if I have fun clothes to wear, but I never know where to look.

    • Christina
      Posted at 09:26h, 08 September Reply

      Hi! I get 90% of my workout clothes from TJ Maxx and Marshalls. Everything I find there is high quality, reasonably priced and fit me well. Plus, there’s a wide variety of brands, materials, styles, etc. I have a few yoga pants from Lululemon but they were 4 times more expensive than my TJ Maxx pairs… and they don’t last as long. My tops are always random tshirts and tanks. Some are moisture wicking and designed for workouts… others are just regular plain cotton tops. I hope that helps. xo

  • .
    Posted at 11:47h, 21 September Reply

    this is a great answer to those awful days. i think all is covered, but i may throw in some crunches. great for early am or late pm. love it. will do. love the rule of do it til it burns, i agree, and do 5 more. beats counting which i hate. great idea. thanks so much going to go try it right now. i was not in the mood for my regular routine. thanks for the boost

    • Christina
      Posted at 19:20h, 27 September Reply

      Yay! You’re welcome 🙂 I’m glad you like it

  • Kelly Glasgow
    Posted at 09:33h, 18 January Reply

    Your workout looks perfect for me since I’m a beginner. Can’t wait to start. Will keep you posted on my progress.

    • Christina
      Posted at 11:36h, 23 January Reply

      Please keep me posted on your progress 🙂

  • Sally
    Posted at 20:44h, 31 January Reply

    I’m going to give it a try!! I think I can do this 😁 Thank you!!

  • Marty
    Posted at 01:04h, 16 February Reply

    I tried it and I loved it I haven’t worked out in months since my knee replacement but I’m gradually going back to the gym and then at night I do your exercises as well I’m just walking on the treadmill for an hour to start, in the stationary bike for 20 minutes thank you for your lazy go work out !!!!!!!

  • Dianne
    Posted at 17:19h, 16 February Reply

    Thank you. This looks like just what I needed to get motivated. Starting this program tonight.

  • Divya
    Posted at 05:36h, 25 April Reply

    Hi Christina..
    The list looks great..
    Can I know how many repeats of each per day

  • Vicky Neskorik
    Posted at 15:21h, 27 May Reply

    Looks like just what a gal with a bad back needs – less chance of injury. All but one vertebrae of lumbar spine fused so easy does it…

    • Christina
      Posted at 07:58h, 30 May Reply

      Yes! I have a bad back, too!

  • Fran schallhorn
    Posted at 12:08h, 10 February Reply

    Great easy core workout. Definitely achievable. 😊

  • Cortlynn Grant
    Posted at 11:27h, 17 February Reply

    I found these on Pinterest and I am so excited to try them. I had a baby 6 months ago, but I just learned I have a autoimmune disease that affects my joint and made it that I couldn’t carry around my own body weight after having my daughter. And I just started walking on my own again and I’m so ready to work out. But I can stand for very long and starting with these is going to help me get what I have been wanting to do since my pregnancy

  • Kris Johnson
    Posted at 10:35h, 04 March Reply

    I have been looking for something I could do. I can’t keep up with some of the videos I have and don’t have the energy or time. What you do looks easy to do and is more motivating. I can’t wait to try it and watch some more of your videos!!

    • Christina
      Posted at 10:00h, 15 March Reply

      Woohoo! Welcome to my fit family. I’m glad you’re here. I post a new workout or weight loss and wellness tips every Thursday. If you subscribe and become a VIP you’ll get an email of my latest new content. : ) xo CC

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