Pushing someone out of the bed that too for a workout can really be a “TASK”. In this field of health and fitness, I have come across people giving some very lame excuses that are just not valid. This blog has been written not to help you make those excuses, but to convey that they are way too lame and we need to get STRONGER and not make excuses and instead workout harder.
1 I just ate my meal :
I agree there should be a good 2 hour gap between your meal and workout, but does this qualify as a reason to not work out? If you have just eaten your lunch schedule your workout towards late noon or evening. But, include it in your “to-do” list. Do not skip it.
2. I am not going to wear my “brand new” shoes for a run :
If you aren’t wearing them then why did you buy them? To walk the ramp or just look at it and feel good? Unless you are heading for some mud run or splash in a mucky puddle, they are going to remain the same. But, shoes are meant to get dirty. It is very important you wear the new shoes and run as you need to break into them as well.
3. I can’t afford a gym :
One doesn’t need to go the gym to be fit. The roads are your playground and coach is your motivator. Running / trekking/walking /stair climbing/youtube workout videos/GOQii active Sundays are absolutely free and very much doable.
4. I don’t have the time :
This one is probably the most common excuse. A workout does not need to last for an 1 hour. 15-20 minutes is also good enough workout time. If that too sounds like a lot to spare for your health then you should definitely be working out as such as a thought itself brings to the fore that you probably are under a lot of stress.
Set your priorities right. Break into some HIIT’s (High Intensity Interval Training). Have a SMART WORKOUT.
5. I feel sick ! :
Now this sounds like a genuine one. A viral fever, dizziness or any condition that requires extra care are excused. But, days when you suffer from a mild headache, feel heavy, PMS or just not feel 100%….a little exercise will actually help. Your body needs to get rid of the toxins.
6. I’m too tired :
“10-15 minutes of a quick workout and I shall head home for a nap”. As a result of this you shall end up taking a nap with more satisfaction and contentment.
7. Blame my crazy travel schedule ! :
This is the time when “Tabata , body-weight exercises , living-room workouts and other HIIT’s ” will make more sense to you. Most hotels already have the facility of an in-house gym. Avail that. Else, take a brisk walk and explore your new surroundings. One more tip that comes handy is to book your room above the 3rd floor, so that you get a chance to climb the stairs up.
8. I worked out only yesterday:
One bite of that pizza doesn’t harm. Similarly one day of activity is not going to help our goals that we have set to achieve. We need to be consistent at least for 21 days till it becomes a habit (offcouse rest days included). It’s a lifestyle change.
The old saying: ‘Tomorrow never comes” still holds true.
9. My buddy did not turn up ! :
OK ! This is serious! You need some serious motivation. Go solo, that’s alright. More often than not we are so dependent on our friends for any outdoor activities and this holds true for workouts as well. You cannot always wait for company to workout. You are your own individual and cannot allow someone else to impact your fitness goals.
10.Bad day today at WORK/HOME :
This calls for some “me” time then. And, trust me a workout will definitely make you feel better. Refill your confidence, relieve your stress and will elevate your mood. So, whenever you feel “it wasn’t your day”, get your favourite workout into picture and work off that tension.
There you go ! Top 10 excuses those are really LAME. The only person standing in your way is “YOU” yourself. So, go ahead and take a step closer towards health. Your body will thank you. And you have nobody else to thank but yourself to be so disciplined.