It is a sad but true fact, that buying a new T-shirt or pair of jogging pants is far, far easier then actually going out and getting your butt moving. No one ever said exercise would be easy, and often training for sports isn’t as fun as actually playing them.
No excuse is going to be good enough, however, when you’re out on the field and you can’t keep up with the rest of the team. You might not always be able to convince yourself that getting some training in NOW! Is a good idea – so we’re here to help you work around the five lamest reasons people give for not exercising.
I’m too tired. You know the best cure for tiredness and fatigue? The endorphins that your body releases when you exercise. Start your day of with a set of stretches and a quick run or a few sets of weights, and you’ll be flying high with energy for the rest of the day.
I’m too busy. No you’re not. It’s understandable to have full days – we certainly do – but the only reason you don’t have time to exercise is because you didn’t MAKE time to exercise. When your workout is a priority, you’ll always be able to snatch a half hour here and there.
It’s boring. It doesn’t have to be! Sit-ups and lunges may not be wildly mentally stimulating, but you can toss on some killer tunes or an audio book at give ‘er. Your workout time can become a time to think out problems, mull over new ideas, and come up with great comebacks for the next time that rude guy in the office criticizes your outfit.
I’ll do it tomorrow. Bet you said that yesterday too, didn’t you? Even if you didn’t I can make you a promise: As much as you may not want to exercise right now – as soon as you finish you’ll be really, really glad you did! You know what they say: Once begun is half done.
I just don’t see the point anymore. We all lose motivation sometimes. When we hit a plateau and stop seeing the awesome changes in our bodies, or when it just seems like there’s too much else going on in our lives. Remind yourself of all the benefits you get from your exercise routine, call a workout buddy to exercise with you or, and this is the toughest one – just force yourself to to it anyway. Exercising is a habit that you’ve worked hard to get into but is very easy to break. Don’t give up on yourself – the feeling will pass.
So there you have it – 5 excuses you can’t use anymore. Can you think of any more? Write them in the comments and we’ll bust through them in no time. So go on – bust out that new tank top and break a sweat!