Well that is going to be fun, everybody sometimes use some of these excuses even me. Oppsss. Check the list.
1.I’m Too Tired
“Unless you’re incredibly sleep deprived or jet-lagged, there’s no reason not to exercise when you’re tired,” says Sachs. In fact, working out will rev you up. Robert E. Thayer, Ph.D., and his colleagues at California State University, Long Beach, found that just 10 minutes of brisk walking can give you up to two hours of increased energy. If possible, work out in the morning. A.M. exercisers are better at sticking to a fitness regimen, say researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. If early evening is the only time you have, try drinking a cup of coffee beforehand. The caffeine jolt will get you to the also improve your workout performance.
2. “I don’t have a break from the kids.”
If you have a newborn, stroller-cizing (using your stroller as a crafty piece of exercise equipment) can be a great way to sneak in a workout. Babysitting older kids? Try teaming up with them for a workout at home. Pop in a DVD—many of Hoebel’s clients use his exercise DVDs to get in some quality family fitness time.
3.“The weather is terrible.”
We know, some days it is too hot, too cold, too rainy, too snowy, or too windy to do much of anything. That’s why you need a back up plan. For those days when heading outdoors is impossible and/or travel is unsafe, clear yourself some space in the living room, grab some weight and do a short body weight routine. Being stuck indoors is not a good reason for not moving.
4.I’m too busy
Many people don’t exercise because they feel weighed down with work, but a good sweat session will make you more productive on the job. You’ll have less stress, a clearer head and a better perspective. “You can actually get more work done after your workout than before,” says Mark Anshel, Ph.D., a performance counselor with LGE Performance Systems, a corporate training center in Orlando, Florida.
A recent study at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign suggested that people who thought they were too busy to exercise really did have the time but chose not to make it a priority. Figure out how to incorporate physical activity into your workday. Try exercising at lunchtime, when many of us can steal away without missing too many calls or meetings.
5. “I had a bit too much fun last night.”
It may sound counterintuitive, but after a big night out, a good sweat session could be just what the hangover doctor ordered. You should probably avoid intense workouts (just say no to HIIT for now) and stick with gentler techniques that still break a sweat. And don’t forget to hydrate with plenty of water and electrolytes.
6.The gym is too expensive.”
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7. I’ll never look like Jennifer Lopez, so why bother?
“Comparing yourself with others is unrealistic and often leads to feelings of frustration, which can sabotage your workouts,” says Richard Van Haveren, Ph.D., a sport psychologist at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Instead, set challenging but attainable goals, then focus on how you’re going to achieve them, for example, by running two miles a day three days a week. “In this case, running is something specific that you know you can do, whereas looking like a certain celebrity may not be.”
8. “I’m too out of shape to be seen in public yet.”
“You have to start sometime and waiting for the perfect moment usually never comes,” says Hoebel. You could wear baggier clothing if you’re feeling self-conscious, and try to find off-peak hours at the gym when fewer people are there. But remember: There’s a special place in hell for people who judge others when they’re trying to get in shape.
9.It’s that time of the month.”
We know that when you are feeling crampy, achy, bloated, moody and exhausted, working out may be the last thing you’re looking to do but trust us, it can help! Exercise improves your circulation and gets your digestion working which can help ease many of the symptoms you may be feeling. Similarly, exercise helps elevate your mood, helping you to feel less irritable and cranky. You don’t have to go hard, some light exercise or a yoga routine can do the trick. Next time you find yourself feeling this way, try these yoga moves that are perfect for easing that period pain.
10.I’m not in the mood
If you’re in a bad mood, a good workout can improve it—almost instantly. In a study conducted by the department of exercise science at the University of Georgia in Athens, researchers found that women with high levels of anxiety experienced marked relief after riding a stationary bike for 40 minutes. Many researchers attribute the exercise-induced mood lift to several biochemical changes in the body, including a rush of endorphins to areas of the brain that control emotion and behavior (a phenomenon called runner’s high).
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