• 3 Common Workout Excuses People Use

    Fitness Boredom

    Fitness Boredom

    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. ;-)

    The “I Hate Working Out” Excuse – 3 Common Workout Excuses People Use

    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.

    The “I’m Not Motivated” Excuse – 3 Common Workout Excuses People Use

    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.

    The “I Can’t Afford Gym Membership” Excuse – 3 Common Workout Excuses People Use

    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.

    How May I Help You Bust Your Workout Excuses?

    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.

    Lisa Santos, Independent Team Beachbody Coach

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8 Responses so far.

  1. Melody Garza says:

    Omgosh, I hear these excuses ALL the time! But that’s just what they are, excuses. There are always solutions to the “problems,” people just have to be willing to find them. Way to shed some light on this!

  2. Darren says:

    Great post. Variety is the spice of life. Anytime I get bored with a routine, I changed it up. That helps me to keep motivated. Thanks for the information.

  3. Barbie says:

    OMG Not only have I Heard those excuses but I MADE those excuses and I ended up at 225lbs! Well No More! Now hearing other people’s excuses really makes me ILL. Physically ILL. So I am Glad you wrote this post and hopefully some people will snap out of their excuses… Because what is on the other side of those excuses is a lifetime of Misery and regret!

    Great Post!

  4. Corey says:

    These are definitely the main excuses that ppl use to skip workouts. I’m just happy to see that someone (you) put it all together in one article. This needs to be shared. Not to get on my own soapbox, but health is a major issue today, especially in the States. I myself used to use the “bordedom/lack of motivation” excuse. I enjoy recreational activity, mostly sports, but once I got injured, I could not find a fun way in working out. Gyms get redundant and boring. But I was introduced to a few home workout programs and that did the trick. I love the ones I have used like Les Mills Pump & Insanity. The workouts are challenging & they switch it up to keep it interesting. I agree, there should be no excuses and just finding the right fit for your personality should do the trick.

    No one should be allergic to exercise. Great article. This needs to be posted everywhere.

  5. Lisa Torres says:

    It’s sad to think that I myself used to have these same exact excuses PLUS MORE! So, I can relate. I can also relate to the regret of not working out. Working out is a part of life. We need it to live a healthy long disease free lifestyle. So, take Lisa’s advise and toss the excuses to the curb. Great post Lisa!!!

  6. Shawn Sparks says:

    I have used all these excuses myself too. Most people just don’t realize how much better you feel when you do stop making excuses.

  7. Us humans are all so full of excuses aren’t we.. haha.. thank god for the Beachbody coaching.. so much accountability that you can’t make excuses anymore.