Overcoming Fitness Excuses 2016-11-14T11:06:01+00:00

Overcoming Common Fitness Excuses

By Shain Rossi, Certified Personal Trainer

Who doesn’t want to be in great shape? But sometimes it’s easier said than done. You might have a lot of excuses for not working out. After all, we all get busy with work, school or family responsibilities. But the benefits of exercise and being fit are worth the effort. It’s time to break through fitness excuses and get moving towards your goals! Here’s a look at some common excuses and why they don’t cut it.

overcoming fitness excuses - rancho palos verdes personal trainerI don’t have enough time

Being too busy is one of the most common fitness excuses. It might be true that your to-do list is a mile long. But exercise does not have to take a couple of hours. Even a 30-minute workout each day can be beneficial. Be honest with yourself about how you spend your time. Do you spend some time each day watching TV, checking Facebook, or playing on your phone? There is nothing wrong with doing those things. But if you can find time to look at your screen, you can probably fit in a quick workout.

I’m too old

You’re never too old to start an exercise program. People of every age can benefit from working out. In fact, exercising regularly may help you live longer and feel younger.

I’m too out of shape

Exercise is not just for those who are already in good shape. Everyone starts somewhere. If you’re not sure what to do or where to start, consider enlisting the help of a personal trainer. A trainer can be a great resource to provide information, instruction, and motivation.

I don’t have the money for a gym membership

Money — namely the lack thereof — is another of the most frequently cited fitness excuses. But the truth is, there are fitness options for every budget. Even if you really can’t afford a gym or personal trainer, there are plenty of other ways to work out. Something as simple as going for a brisk walk and doing bodyweight exercises at home is good for you and does not cost a thing.

Exercise is boring

Let’s be honest – not everything we need to do in life is fun. Brushing your teeth and flossing are kind of boring, but hopefully, you don’t skip those activities. Instead, you accept they are an important personal care task. Try to think of exercise like that. Ideally, you’ll find something you enjoy doing. Maybe some exercises you did in the past were not your thing, but there are many types of workouts you can try. Don’t give up looking until you find the right fit.

I’ll get started later

We all procrastinate sometimes. You might tell yourself you’ll start an exercise program after the holidays, next month, or someday soon. The problem with fitness excuses in general is that ‘someday soon’ may never come. When you put off exercising, what you’re really doing is putting off all the rewards exercise brings. Instead, get started today. After you push through your excuses, chances are you’ll be glad you did!

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