If so, here are some simple solutions to your favorite excuses, courtesy of Rodale Publishing.
- Excuse #1: I have no time. Hogwash! Combine the things you do everyday you know, like working and breathing with some exercise. Set up a meeting with a coworker where you walk around the block to discuss ideas, or play tennis on your next date.
- Excuse #2: As soon as I pack my gym bag, my favorite TV show comes on! Get TiVo. Then tell yourself you're going to do just HALF of your regular workout routine. It won't seem so daunting, and you'll end up doing the whole thing once you get to the gym. And when you come home, American Idol will be waiting. It's a win-win situation.
- Excuse #3 for not exercising: I need my sleep. We all do that's why you have to SCHEDULE fitness. Each week, block out 3 separate hours when you can hit the gym, go jogging or whatever then stick to them! Exercise won't interfere with your sleep if you create a schedule.
- One last excuse we use to avoid working out: I never see results. Maybe you're not looking in the right places. Measure your waist, your heart-rate and your weight.
Write them down, then measure again after a week. You'll see a difference. And when you do, celebrate even the smallest sign of progress. No, not with a banana split treat yourself to a movie, or a new gym outfit. When you stop using excuses to SKIP your workouts, you'll start getting the results you want.