No More Excuses
There is always going to be an excuse for why not to workout. It is difficult. It takes time, energy, and sometimes gut-wrenching motivation and will power. Some days it’s easy, but many days it is not. Fit people work out when they don’t feel like it. They have excuses not to work out too, but they look at those excuses and walk right over them on their way to the gym.
Let’s look at a few common excuses for not working out and diffuse them.
- I don’t have the time. This is probably the number one excuse that people give for not exercising. It’s true that life is busy. Nearly all of us have more to do every day than we can possibly get done. But why do some busy people find the time to exercise and other busy people don’t? It is a matter of priority. It is important to realize that you have to take the time to care for your health. When it comes to prioritizing your time, schedule in physical activity. Put it in your agenda and on your to-do list. Make time to create this healthy habit.
- It’s not the right time. This is a very deceptive excuse, because it will never be the right time. There will always be reasons why it’s inconvenient to work out. You will always be too busy, too stressed, too tired, or too distracted. Start today; don’t wait for tomorrow. Make the time – plan for it!
- I don’t have the energy. When you are not used to working out, you will not have much energy to bring to the table when you begin exercising. But putting off your fitness plans will not magically make more energy appear. The way to get energy is to expend it. Once you start working towards a fitness goal, you will feel your energy levels increase!
It’s time to get rid of the excuses and get fit!