It’s absolutely true that it takes some real motivation and effort to make working out daily into a habit. And working on such a habit of working out can be rather difficult especially if you look at it as some chore or task that needs to be done. Having a negative outlook on exercising can easily make one give up trying before one ever really starts. And in the process, excuses are made not to workout anymore.
Today, I want to cover 3 common workout excuses that people use to avoid getting fit and healthy. I’ll go over each one and bust those excuses to pieces. ;-)
This one has to be one of the most common excuses people make for not working out. But exercise is simply not just those things that you hate to do on a regular basis. Working out can be any fitness program that can range from the usual calisthenics to enjoyable sporting activities.
There are many different forms of exercise and workout programs that people would enjoy doing. The best approach is to do a workout that matches one’s own personality. For example, if you like the outdoors, then going for a hike or bike ride would be a worthwhile fitness activity. And for those that like it simple, then a home fitness program or simply walking or running on a regular basis will do the trick. The point is you can make working out enjoyable by looking at all the different variations that are available.
For some people, doing exercises for some time can leave them feeling tired, bored and stressed easily. When you don’t have the right amount of motivation, it can eventually make one feel bored with workouts and prevent them from doing them regularly. And with boredom, it’s even far more difficult to stay motivated. Therefore, lack of motivation to do workouts regularly becomes the excuse.
So how can you fight off boredom and banish this excuse? I suggests changing your exercise routine every 4 to 6 weeks. A change could mean trying out something new or changing the intensity or duration of your workout program. Remind yourself of your fitness goals and keep track of them. Rewarding yourself for job well done can also be effective in preventing lack of motivation and boredom.
I laugh when some people believe that the only way to stay fit is by going to the gym. (I suppose you would know this by looking at the title of my website…lol).
Just because someone can’t afford the membership into a gym gives them reason enough not to exercises. This is quite a foolish excuse not to get fit and exercise. I”m here to tell you that you don’t need a gym membership to stay regularly fit. You can have a workout routine that can be done anywhere. You can walk or bike around your neighborhood. You can purchase a low-cost exercise equipment. And most convenient of all, is working out from home with popular exercise DVDs like P90X, Insanity, TurboFire and more from Beachbody. Putting these workouts in your DVD player and doing the programs is something that can be done at home without ever having to spend your money for a gym membership to say fit.
Have you used any of these 3 Common Workout excuses I’ve shared in my post once or twice in your life? Would you like to make fitness a priority in your life? If so, why not open a free Beachbody account today. I’ll be more than happy to recommend a fitness program that you can do from home and provide you with free coaching to ensure your success.