Hasn’t been your day, your week, you month, or even your year? Well forget your friends. I think we all know they’re pretty much useless. What you need to cheer you up is this list of sexy workout GIFs. They won’t be “there” for you in the traditional sense, but they will get the blood pumping through your veins and maybe even inspire you to get your ass to the gym.
Ready to take a look? Then let’s get to it…
Well she's pretty fit, huh?
In case you're too young (or possibly too old) to remember, "Buns of Steel" is the name of a series of famous workout tapes from the 80s. I didn't just make that up.
98. Buns. Of. Steel.
This is Jen Selter. She is famous on the internet for the pictures of her backside that she posts on Instagram. Follow her. Follow her right now.
97. All Hail the Queen of Instagram
Nothing like a leisurely stroll on the old treadmill in some crazy sexy yoga pants to get somebody else's heart rate going, amiright?
96. Going for a Stroll
Not your upper abs. Not your middle abs. Not your left abs. Not your right abs. These leg lifts are for lower abs only. And don't you forget it.
I mentioned that leg lifts are great for the backside, right?
51. Leg Liftin'
Again with the waterside workouts that make me hate my life. Ugh.
50. Waterfront Workout
Kylie Minogue is 46 years old. I repeat, 46 years old.
Seems impossible doesn't it?
49. Kylie Minogue Workout
If you get tired of Jen Selter GIFs, just let me know and I'll...drive to your house and slap you in the face.
48. Jen Selter 5
It really is all about that bass, isn't it? I knew it.
This camera angle really does a great job of capturing the exquisite technique.
46. Excellent Form
Sometimes you just want to lay down in the middle of the living room and humpercize, you know?
45. More Bridge Ups
This makes me feel so sad and weak.
44. Pure Insanity
I don't know if this is good for you (consult your local kinesiology professional), but it sure looks impressive.
43. More Pure Insanity
Yoga shorts: even better than yoga pants?
42. Yoga Hand Stand
They call it the deadlift, but it makes you feel so alive!
That's British sprinter Jodie Williams, 200m silver medalist at the 2014 European championships...which basically means nothing since Jamaica and the USA aren't in Europe.
Naw, just kidding Europe. You're all great at sprinting!
40. Jodie Williams' Medicine Ball Workout
I don't want to alarm anyone, but there's some pretty serious you-know-what going on here.
Who knew Nicki Minaj was such a fitness buff?
38. Anaconda 1
By the way, this is from the Anaconda video. Maybe you heard about it?
37. Anaconda 2
I'm getting the sense that this song might be about butts or something.
36. Anaconda 3
Yep, it's about butts.
35. Anaconda 4
If your chest is heaving after a workout, you're doing it right.
34. Deep Breathing
Oh hey subway riders, just workin' on my butt here. Don't mind me.
33. Jen Selter Doing Her Thing
Now that's good form. And a good form.
32. Another Beach Bum
Speaking of women who do ridiculously sexy things on the beach...professional surfer Anastasia Ashley, everybody!
31. Anastasia Ashley, Part 1
Just treadin' on the treadmill, like you do.
30. Anastasia Ashley, Part 2
Well she's certainly limber, isn't she?
29. Stretch It Out
This woman could break me like a twig, or at least a medium-sized stick.
28. Feeling the Burn
How do you get a hard core? By being hardcore.
27. Extreme Pushups
Like I said earlier, watching someone jump rope is as entertaining as actually doing it is good for you.
26. More Jumping Rope
I don't know who declared pole dancing a legitimate fitness activity, but I'm glad they did.
Let's see them do their fancy rooftop yoga in the dead of winter.
Seriously, where does Jen Selter get these pants?
22. Jen Selter Puts on a Clinic
Don't get me wrong, Kim Kardashian is crazy hot. But she's not exactly the first person who comes to mind when I think about finally getting in shape.
Apparently if you want to get fit you're just going to have to move to the beach.
Or hell, if nothing else move near a beach just so you can watch other people get really fit.
19. Seaside Jump Squats
Not sure what's going on here. Not sure I care.
After seeing that other woman do the pushups with the weights, this seems pretty tame.
For when you've mastered basic situps and are looking for something a little more challenging.
16. Punching Bag Situps
Like I said: move to the beach.
15. More Beach Fitness
Please excuse me while I go sign up for a yoga class.
14. Sexy Yoga 1
That's good yoga.
13. Sexy Yoga 2
12. Epic Handstand
This looks ridiculously difficult. I'm never going to try it because I don't want to fail.
Now that I could do...though I wouldn't look as good doing it.
10. Elliptical Hotness
Sometimes you just want to writhe around in the park all sexy-like.
9. Workin' Out in the Park
Attack of the Killer Abs, starring this lady.
I had no idea headstands were so common in yoga.
7. Yoga Stand
I'd say that's bad form, but she's obviously doing something right.
6. Beach Bum 3
Those are, what, one-pound weights? She's hardcore.
One word: daaaaamn.
4. Epic Squats
Hey, she's cheating!
3. Leg Liftin'
She's dipping down a bit too far, but it's apparently working for her, so whatever.
2. When I dip, you dip, we dip...
Might as well finish up with another one from Jen Selter, right?