While we’re not innately lazy, it’s easy to slip into sedentary habits! Especially if you’re an employee, parent or have a slew of excuses not to exercise. If you’re interested in upping your exercise, but have to overcome excuses not to, you’ve got your work cut out for you. Luckily, we’ll help you overcome those excuses so you can be your most fit self. Here’s our list of the top excuses:
Being intimidated by a workout program or gym is more common than you’d think. Our best advice is to start small. If you’re someone who doesn’t abide by a strict workout routine, start by simply going for a brisk walk. You’ll be amazed how hard you’ll be breathing just from walking! If you want more variety, but don’t want to go to the gym, look into a free app like Aptive or Sworkit. And finally, if you do want to start a gym membership, most gyms will add a personal training session for free. Meeting with a trainer initially will help you determine which exercises you need to do to meet your goals.
Finding time really means making time. If you need to get your hair done, you make time to do it. When we’re excited about something, we make the time. So if making time for exercise means you need to get excited about exercise, here are a few tips:
We get it! It’s hard to find any time for yourself when you’re a parent, let alone time to get fit. There are plenty of ways to include your kids in your workout routine! Your kid-friendly workouts don’t have to be strict, just consistent. If you’ve got a baby at home, you could even incorporate their little body into your routine. Watch how this mama does it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni9MxZpCHbk.
At the end of a long day, working out is the last thing we want to think about. It takes so much effort to muster up the ambition to get to the gym or go for a run, especially if you’ve already worked a full day. The great thing about exercise is that it boosts your energy levels! Get into a habit of working out and you’ll feel less tired and better about yourself.
We’ve got a perfect solution for you! Join forces with another member of our Health Challenge group. As a part of the private Facebook group, you’ll have access to a community of support from other people just like you. The bonuses of working out with a friend are endless:
Don’t let excuses overcome your success!
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