Common Exercise Excuses and How to Kick them to the Curb
Why don’t you exercise?
Is it because you’re too busy? Yeah I can understand that with work, running after the kids, cooking cleaning, and who knows what else you do.
Ok maybe that’s not the case. It’s lack of motivation right? That’s got to be it!
It could be something as simple as the fact that you just don’t know what the heck to do with that machine that’s sitting downstairs.
Well whatever it is quit making those excuses! Kick them in the curb. Can’t you see they’re trying to ruin your fitness program? Excuses are the easy way out. Instead get started today (without the exercise excuses) and if you need some help getting started or motivated get it and read this post to find some of the most common exercise excuses and how you can kick them to the curb.
Nice try. Do you really think that all those fit people you see in the gym or walking down the road have more time than you? Get real! They have just made exercising a priority. Kind of like those TV programs you just have to watch.
So here’s what you can do to combat this time crunch:
- Schedule in your workouts and keep them like they are important appointments. Actually write them on the calendar.
- Break it up. Who said you had to spend an hour in the gym? 15 minutes here, 15 minutes there and look that belly is starting to shrink.
- Incorporate fitness into your daily life. Read how to be more active to get some ideas.
- Make sure you’re workouts are ultra efficient by circuit training and incorporating interval training so you can save time. Workouts don’t have to last for hours.
Exercise excuse #2: “I just can’t stay motivated!”
Yes, lack of motivation is tough. Well certainly if you are bored, so find ways to spice it up. Working out doesn’t have to be the worst part of your day. You can try:
- Changing your workouts often, so you don’t get bored. Magazines and websites are a great way to get new ideas.
- Workout with a friend or significant other so you can also spend valuable time with someone else and share workout ideas.
- Take a boot camp class or work with a personal trainer to get new ideas and have others to help keep you accountable and motivated to workout.
Exercise excuse #3: “I don’t know what to do!”
Once again nice try. There is so much information everywhere. Do a search on google and see what you get. Workout ideas, how to workout, new and exciting exercises, types of equipment, beginner workouts, advanced workouts, and the list goes on and on.
So there are resources out there you just have to go find them and if you’re still not sure what to do email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll point you in the right direction.
You’re right. It can be too expensive if you’re trying to go to a top notch gym or buy the latest and greatest exercise equipment. But honestly to get fit, you really don’t need all that. Honestly! There are some great pieces of equipment you can get fairly cheap and many bodyweight exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime. If you haven’t already I would suggest reading my articles Budget Fitness and Outdoor Fitness for some more ideas!
So now for your Homework Assignment:
- Determine what your excuses are that are keeping you from reaching your fitness goals.
- Use the techniques above to kick those excuses to the curb.
- Get started on your fitness program today!