What’s keeping you from working out? Whether it’s too little time, not enough energy, or just hating to exercise, there’s a solution. Get ready to be motivated.
Exercise Excuse No. 1: ‘I Don’t Have Time.’
How much television do you watch? Quite a bit I’m sure. During your shows, use resistance bands for strength training, or walk in place. You could also record your shows and watch them later.
Air squatting, skipping or doing jumping jacks during the ads. If you don’t have a long stretch of time, you could break up your workout into shorter sessions. Some activity is better than none. “We find time for things we value”. And there are things that are worthless that don’t give our lives value that we give a lot of our valuable time to.
Exercise Excuse No. 2: ‘I’m Too Tired.’
Working out actually gives you more energy. Your body makes feel-good hormones (endorphins), “and you’re getting the circulation going,” that’s why I’m always so pumped. It may help to work out in the morning before your day gets away from you, I always go a few rounds with my punching bag before I start my day.
Not a morning person? No problem. Do it whenever you feel best, who likes to work out in the middle or at the end of the day?
Exercise Excuse No. 3: ‘I Don’t Get a Break From the Kids.’
Take the kids with you, While they’re playing, you can walk around the playground, or jump rope nearby. During their games or sports practices, walk briskly around the field. Go biking with your kids, sign up as a family for “fun runs”, or just walk around the neighborhood with your children. When the weather’s bad, try active video games like “Wii Sport”, and “Wii Fit”. When mom or dad is more fit and has more energy, the whole family benefits.
Exercise Excuse No. 4: ‘Exercise Is Boring’.
Find an activity you love. Try zumba, dancing, or walking. There’s an exercise for everyone, It doesn’t have to be onerous or unpleasant. If it makes exercise more enjoyable for you, it’s OK to watch TV or read while you’re on the exercise bike or treadmill, as long as your workout is still challenging.
Get some friends to go with you, or join a Crossfit bootcamp like BodyByPonz Bootcamp. And every once in a while, try something totally new. Mix it up so you don’t get bored, Is what I say.
Exercise Excuse No. 5: ‘I Just Don’t Like to Move’.
First, figure out why. Is it that you don’t like getting sweaty? You can work out indoors where it’s air conditioned. You can swim so you won’t notice any perspiration. Or try a low-sweat activity, like gentle types of yoga, Pilates and stretches.
Is it hard on your joints? Head for the pool. Exercising in water is easier on your joints.The stronger your muscles get, the more they can support your joints and the less you’ll hurt. If your physical limitations are more serious, check with your doctor, or find an athletic trainer like “Ponz” who can help you figure out exercises that are still safe and easy to do.
If you’re self-conscious about your weight, you could start by walking with friends, working out in the privacy of your home, or exercising with a supportive trainer like myself. Wear clothes that feel comfortable.
Exercise Excuse No. 6: ‘I’ve Tried Before’.
Set goals that are small and realistic, then you’re more likely to feel like a success, I always say.