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Excuses

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

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Vidya

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