Do you find yourself making excuses about why you are not exercising? I do – and here is how you can overcome some of the most common ones – they are my favorites (the excuses, I meant)
Excuse #1: The only time I can work out is in the morning, but it’s hard to get my act together at that time of day.
Solution: Get your workout clothes, sneakers, gym bag, whatever – the night before so everything is ready and waiting for you in the morning.
Excuse #2: It’s raining.
Solution: Buy a couple of workout videos and exercise along with them; Or simply walk up and down the stairs for 15 minutes.
Excuse #3: I’m too tired.
Solution: Drink some coffee or splash cold water on your face. Commit to doing a five-minute workout. Chances are, five minutes of movement will be all it takes to motivate you to do another five, then another, and so on.
Excuse #4: I’m not losing weight — why bother?
Solution: Remember – exercise is not just to lose weight, but to improve your health, your balance, your flexibility, your strength, and your mood.
Excuse #5: I’m bored.
Solution: If you go to a gym, try a new piece of equipment; change your running route; alternate your activities; get an exercise buddy; join a group; take an aerobics class; buy an audio version of your favorite book…its fun!
At least a few of these should work! Here’s a cool activity pyramid