When you start to get your shit together there is no better place to start than your fitness routine.
Want a better attitude? Want to feel stronger and more capable? Want to look like a million bucks?
A good fitness routine can give you all that and more. I’ve used and heard a LOT of excuses as to why fitness is at the bottom of the to-do list instead of the top. Today let’s chat about a few of them and why they are total lies. That’s right total, complete lies that you are telling yourself and others.
Excuse #1: I do not have time.
Total lies. You do too. You need 30 minutes a day to have a solid exercise routine. That’s less than one “reality” tv program. You don’t even need to do the whole thing at once. Go for a 10-minute walk on your morning break at work, a 10-minute walk at lunch, and once around the block after dinner. BAM! You’ve done it.
Excuse #3: I don’t know what to do.
Yes, you do. You know a hundred different ways to move your body. It doesn’t have to be complicated. You don’t need to compete in a triathlon. Just move.
Excuse #3: I don’t have the money to join a gym/hire a trainer/buy a bunch of equipment.
I see you here. You are using the very real problem of being short on funds to piggyback onto a phony problem of why you can’t work out. Nope, not buying it. Walking, dancing in your living room, playing with your dog, kids, friends none of it costs one cent. Get to moving.
Excuse #4: People at the gym will make fun of me because I’m not as fit as they are.
This one breaks my heart. If anyone has EVER made fun of you for how you look, they total suck. I hate them. I don’t want this to stop you. I’ve never experienced this at any gym I’ve been in. I’ve never heard one word of snark about someone who is trying to improve their health. We are all there to work on ourselves. We are all feeling vulnerable in our workout gear and there is ALWAYS someone who is fitter on the next machine. This is not about them. It’s about your health, your quality of life, your journey. You can do this.
I want to hear from you. What are some of the excuses you use to avoid improving your health/fitness routine?