Taking the UFYH Approach to Exercise

Sticking to a fitness routine is hard.

Honestly, sticking to any sort of routine is hard. Hell, I have trouble remembering to unload the dishwasher when all is said and done. That’s why I find the profane and to-the-point nature of UFYH so inspiring.

What’s this acronym? It stands for Unfuck Your Habitat. It’s part website, part Tumblr blog, part Facebook community, part app. It’s designed to help lazy people like you and me and everyone else out there improve their environments a little bit at a time. The primary principle is 20/10 – you spend 20 minutes performing an activity like doing the dishes and 10 minutes resting.

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How to Turn Your Childhood Hobby Into a Doable Fitness Routine

I’m going to admit something pretty embarrassing here: I’ve been a slug. For years. I’m a freelance writer by day (and often, by night) and that means a lot of time spent with my butt planted firmly in a chair. As you can imagine, if you maintain a few years of that sort of sedentary lifestyle, you’re destined for an express ticket to flabby central.

That’s not to say I haven’t tried. Because I have. Several times, in fact. I tried Pilates. I tried yoga. I tried running. I tried aerobics videos. And I’d stick to each plan for a few weeks then fall off the wagon. Hard. I’d never commit to a routine long enough for it to become habit.

I’ve always thought it’s because I was too lazy. But upon reflection, I don’t it’s that at all.

None of those fitness plans worked for me because of one simple fact.

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