Get ripped while watching Lifetime: The 'Gabby Douglas Story' workout plan

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Nothing goes better with a cheesy Lifetime biopic than, 1) actual cheese, and 2) wine — preferably, lots of it. But somehow, guzzling empty calories while watching tiny teenagers perform astonishing feats of athleticism just seems wrong… especially when one of those tiny teens is the real Gabby Douglas, who does stunt work for her celluloid doppelganger Imani Hakim in The Gabby Douglas Story. (The film’s competition scenes also feature actual footage of Douglas’s professional triumphs.)

The solution? Instead of watching Gabby in awe and envy while you stuff your face, take the film’s debut as an opportunity to get your sweat on. Its subject material is the perfect inspiration — and its knack for hitting every stop along the inspirational TV movie highway make it perfect for a drinking-game-esque fitness routine. The rules, if you dare:

Every time someone says the word “dream”: Do a push-up

Every time someone says the word “work”: Do a sit-up

Every time someone says the word “hard”: Do a jumping-jack

Every time Gabby speaks in voiceover about working hard to achieve her dream: Hold a plank until she’s done

Every time someone calls a leotard a “leo”: Do a squat

Every time Gabby’s scrunchie matches her leo: Do a lunge. Remember to switch off legs!

Every time somebody faces adversity: Do a leg lift

Every time Regina King defines “metaphor” as “a reminder to follow your dreams”: Roll your eyes all the way into the back of your head. This counts as exercise

Every time you wonder why Regina King doesn’t get more work: Ponder her career in downward-facing dog

Every time there’s a training montage: Do high-knee jogs until it’s over

Every time there’s slo-mo: Slooooowly reach down to your toes, articulating each of your vertebrae in turn, then snap up into your best “I totally stuck that landing” diva pose

Every time a blond girl says something bitchy to Gabby: Make this face

Every time there’s a shot of Regina King/Gabby’s vision board: Let out a hearty, ab-toning laugh, because how goofy are vision boards?

And finally, when a closing message reveals how Gabby actually did in the 2012 London Olympics: Collapse on the couch with a big glass of something cold and a large chunk of night cheese. You earned it!

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