So, what is your excuse for not exercising?
Here are 10 exercise excuses that we hear all the time. Don’t turn into a complainer—join Hell Camp for a better you! If you are looking for a sign, this is it. Read on and feel motivated!
#1: “I don’t have time and I’m just too busy.”
Do you have time to check Facebook? Do you text? Or watch TV? Then there is always time to exercise. Short spurts of exercise is better than no exercise. Not having time is the number-one excuse people use to get out of exercising. A one-hour work out is a little over 4% of your day. That’s it. You can work out 10 mins here….5 minutes there. Easy fix. It’s not about having time, it’s about making time.
#2: “I’m too tired and I don’t feel well.”
Well, I wonder why! You aren’t exercising enough! Working out actually gives you more energy. This excuse really makes no sense for that reason alone. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins which helps you feel good. You also may not be getting enough sleep, so go to bed earlier and get your ass exercising to help your body and your mood!
#3: “Exercise is boring.”
Have you tried something different? You can use this excuse/complaint all the time…but it solves nothing. This excuse has no purpose unless you have tried every workout possible. And let’s be honest, that is not realistic. Try going for activities that you enjoy. Do you like the outdoors? Try hiking on a trail instead of a gym. Do you like the air conditioning? Avoid the trail and try out a class at your local gym. The possibilities are limitless—you just have to find what you enjoy!
#4: “I’ve tried before and it didn’t work.”
Were you consistent? Obviously not because you quit! Everyone’s body is different, so just because a particular exercise worked for you, doesn’t mean it works the same for someone else. If you aren’t seeing results, try something new and set goals for yourself. Hire a trainer and let them help you find an exercise that works for your body type. Can’t afford a trainer? Ask for advice online (exercise blogs/websites) and ask your friends!
#5: “I’m too old and I'm in pain.”
There is an exercise for every person. That includes older people. Even just a brief walk counts as exercising—there is always a way to help your body! It has been proven time and time again that staying active improves your health and quality of life! Exercising helps fight against diseases and sickness and overall makes you feel like a better person!
#6: “I’m thin already.”
Being thin does not mean you are healthy. Being thin is just associated with being healthy in this day-in-age. Even thin people need to work out to help themselves stay active! Exercise helps build up your muscles and builds up your immune system to fight off illness. Also, even if you look thin, you may still have an excess percentage of body fat that you don’t see. Always check with your local doctor to find out what your healthy weight and fat percentage should be.
#7: “I have kids to take care of.”
Taking care of a family is not easy and some days you may be too tired to exercise. But know this: if you are happy exercising, you kids will love it too! Children pick up on what their parents do and if their parents are active, they will follow suit. There is also nothing wrong with exercising with your children! I’ve seen mom’s do it all…even while pregnant. Don’t let your family think they are the reason for why you are unhealthy! Involve the whole family and motivate yourselves to be better!
#8: “The gym is too expensive and I don’t have equipment.”
No one said anything about going to the gym to work-out and we know the gym is also not for everyone. That’s why we don’t have a gym for Hell Camp. You can exercise anytime and anywhere! You can take your dog for a walk, you can jog on a trail, OR you can do some crunches in your living room. Working out is limitless if you set your mind to it! You don’t have to always be with people or have equipment. All you need is you and motivation! Which brings me to #9…
#9: “I have no motivation to exercise.”
So you have no motivation to be a better person and live a longer, healthier life? That’s the worst complaint I’ve ever heard. Usually procrastinators love this excuse because they feel overwhelmed by something that scares them. Find ways to help motivate yourself, for example: reward yourself by giving yourself a goal and give yourself a prize when you reach that goal. Start small, then gradually challenge yourself to do better each time!
#10: “I am not comfortable working out in public.”
If you are uncomfortable with people being around you while you exercise, then stay at home and work out! Work out with your dog (he doesn’t judge you) or your cat (he will judge you). Work out while listening to music or watching TV. Do something to distract you from what is around you and you might realize you don’t care what people think about you. As long as you try to be a better you and you are working hard to get to that point, forget everyone else. Remember that you are exercising for you and remember that there are always other options for your excuses!
“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”
NO MORE EXCUSES…GET OUT THERE AND BECOME A BETTER YOU!