Why didn’t you exercise today, can you think of a few excuses? Too tired, too busy, too self conscious…we’ve heard them all. Today we’re here to prove each one of those excuses wrong. How many can you relate to?
I’m too tired
Get some extra sleep, and remember that working out can make you feel alive and refreshed. Its often just what you need to combat those tired feelings.
I’m too busy
Between work, school, kids, errands, and life in general, we’re all busy. Schedule your workouts into your day just like any other appointment. When you write it in your calendar you’re much more likely to get it done.
I feel silly in group exercise settings
Trust us, you’re not the only one. But you know what, you’re there and that’s more than most people can say. You can also work out at home to get started. Grab some weights and put in a DVD or go for a run. Who cares what you look like, get out there and get moving. You’ll feel so much better when you’re done.
I don’t have the time during the day
Take a look at your day and see where it logically fits. You only need 30 minutes to get a great workout in. Get up a little earlier, go out on your lunch break, take a quick half hour after the kids go to bed. There is time to get moving.
It’s too expensive
Sometimes gym memberships don’t fit into the budget, but going out for a run is free. Use soup cans as weights and find a workout video on YouTube. There are so many free workout options, cost should never be a stall factor.
I just don’t feel like it
Great workouts not only have a positive effect on you physically, but they do wonders mentally as well. One of the most common mental benefits of exercise is stress relief because exercise releases endorphins, which create feelings of happiness. Studies have shown that exercise can even alleviate symptoms of depression.
I’m not feeling the effects
Weight loss and muscle toning doesn’t happen overnight. Try setting a goal for yourself. Maybe you want to run a 5k in the next 3 months, or maybe you want to double the amount you can lift. Give yourself a goal to work towards and once you reach it you’ll be able to see the difference, and you’ll feel pretty good about yourself.
Next time you decide you can’t work out, ask yourself why. Until complaining can burn calories, the only other option we’ve got is to just get out there and do it. If you have questions on how to get started, or want to sign up for a fitness class or personal training program, contact the clinic nearest you and we’d be glad to help.