Excuses People Use To Avoid Working Out

work outFitness routines can be hard to stay on track with, but not as hard as you may think. Life will always get in the way of you making time for yourself. So, next time you think about skipping your workouts examine your motivations to make sure you aren’t just making excuses.

You’re Too Busy

If you’re a parent, this is an easy excuse to make. It’s so easy to just sit on the couch and catch up on some TV at the end of a long day when you’re exhausted. But, the issue here is prioritizing. Sure, the new episode of Game of Thrones was really gripping, but you can be guaranteed it’s not as good as avoiding a heart attack in 20 years.

You have to make time for yourself to be healthy, and even if this means buying a jogging stroller, also known as a medieval torture device in some circles, and taking the kids along with you, that’s what you have to do in order to stay healthy. You could also get up earlier to get your jog in and it’s a great way to start the day!

You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

Look, no one wants to look like a doofus at the gym, but everyone has to start somewhere. Hire a personal trainer to show you what to do. If you can’t afford that, gyms are full of knowledgeable staff that are more than happy to help you out. If none of that works, there’s this little thing called the Internet where you can find out information on most anything. Start there!

You Can’t Afford a Gym Membership

Here’s the thing: you don’t need one. You can work out anywhere for free. Walk through the neighborhood, hike at the park, do some workouts on YouTube – it’s all out there for you to just take advantage of!

You’re Too Tired

It may be the last thing you want to do when you’re tired and feeling run down, but working out will give you a boost of energy. An active lifestyle and healthy eating give you more daily energy, so if you’re too tired then exercise is your long-term solution!

You’re Too Old

Pshhhhh! No one is too old to get moving! You’re not training for the Iron Man, here. The most important thing is to get your body up and moving and anyone of any age can make that a reality. Working out also improves your health no matter how old you are and it prevents muscles loss and helps to prevent falls. You can do it!

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