The only workout you’ll ever regret is the one you missed. If you take your health seriously, you will realize that no excuse is acceptable. To be physically fit and ward off deadly diseases such as cancer you need to commit.
The self-sabotage has to stop somewhere.
Still not convinced? Let this article take you through 3 lame excuses and categorically discredit each one.
“I Just Don’t Get the Time”
This one always makes our blood boil. The adage “if there’s a will, there’s a way” is of particular relevance to this excuse. We don’t mean to scare you… Or maybe we do. But lack of exercise increases the risk of several cancers, heart disease, osteoporosis and advanced aging.
Solution: Picture a future with one of these diseases. Be reminded that you are paving that path. Zone back in and realize you can prevent that future. Designate a certain amount of time to work out on a daily basis and make sure you do it. Moreover, be adaptive. Dedicate 45-60 minutes to one daily work out when you have time and break it up into three daily workouts when you don’t.
“It’s Just So Boring”
It’s a no-brainer that if you religiously adhere to the same workout day in and day out, you will get bored. After all, you don’t eat the same meal every day nor do you wear the same outfit (or so we hope). In a similar vein, you have to change it up in order to keep yourself interested
The Solution: We suggest you either incorporate short bursts of several workouts or designate one workout for each day to keep things interested. Jumping jacks, jump rope, high knees or mountain climbers.
This is understandable; however it’s a misconception that exercise will further tire you. Yes, if you’re new to exercising, you may initially experience post workout fatigue.
The Solution: Contrary to popular belief, exercising on a regular basis helps keep you fresh, alert and energized. You will realize this one month into your new lifestyle and feel compelled to squeeze in an extra workout to feel that energy surge back into you. This is because working out promotes the release of endorphins (feel good hormones) within your body. These endorphins cancel out the effect of cortisol – a stress inducing hormone which effectively leaves you less tired, happier and in good shape!