Sorry, I can’t today. My sister’s friend’s mother’s grandpa’s brother’s grandson’s uncle’s fish died. And yes, it was tragic.
Excuses. We’ve heard them. We’ve made them. But what do they do for us? Nothing helpful, that’s for sure. And they surely hinder our success.
Top 3 Exercises Excuses & Why You Can No Longer Use Them!
#1 I’m too tired.
Unless you’re incredibly sleep deprived or jet lagged there’s no excuse not to exercise when you’re tired. In fact, studies show that exercising for only 10 minutes gives you an extra 2 hours of increased energy. If possible, work out in the morning. Those who work out in the AM are more likely to stick to their fitness regime. If you can only work out in the early evening, try drinking a cup of coffee beforehand. The extra caffeine jolt will rev you up and also improve your work out performance!
#2 I’m too busy.
Many people don’t work out because they are already stressed out enough with the lifestyle that they lead. College and work schedules, meeting deadlines, taking care of the home, and children can all weigh you down. However, research shows that a good sweat session can make you more productive. You’ll leave the gym with less stress, a clearer mind, and a better perspective. People who don’t think they have time to work out, really do. They just don’t make it a priority. An hour workout is only 4% of your day. Get up an hour earlier, work out on your lunch break, stay up an hour later. 4% is do-able.
#3 I’m not in the mood.
That’s a reason TO work out! Research suggests that most exercisers experience a mood-lift post workout. They attribute this to several biochemical changes in the body, including a rush of endorphins (your “feel good” hormone) to areas of the brain that control emotion and behavior. If you’re in a bad mood a work out can improve it- almost instantly.