Why do we constantly ask ourselves this? Why do we make excuses when we know that it works and is better for us? We often talk ourselves out of doing exercise
and waste time giving excuses.
“I don’t have the time.”
We often use this because we’re too busy with school, work, children or life in general. We rationalize our way out of it and get nowhere. Unfortunately,
exercise takes time and we don’t have enough of it. It would be so easy if someone else could do it for you but YOU get what YOU put in. What you need
to do is find out what works for you. Whether that be getting friends around to encourage you or building up to a bigger workout.
“It’s too hot/cold/wet/etc.…”
There are so many options no matter what the weather brings. If you’re feeling cold, then warm up your muscles with stretching and/or a light walk. There’s
nothing better to warm you up than a run. If it’s too hot, you can try water sports like paddle boarding or you could go for a swim. There’s also so
much you can do inside if you’re struggling. You can jump on the treadmill and you don’t even have to leave the house.
“I’m too busy.”
This sort of falls under the first category but this is another excuse we hide behind. It only takes a few minutes to write out a plan for the week and
manage your time well.
“It’s too much effort.”
It would be easier to just sit on the couch and watch TV but that doesn’t accomplish anything. Sometimes, it means starting small, you could start by doing
sit-ups in your room in the morning or doing 10 minutes on the treadmill a week. In your own time you can kick it up a notch, you can exercise twice
a week and then three times, and so on. If you need to, you can start small. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
At the end of the day, the only one that loses when you make excuses is you. Start putting your planning into action. You can talk and excuse yourself
all that you like but that wont make you fit. Fitness and being healthy requires effort and action. Work out what works for you and make it happen.
Nothing good ever comes easy.