Why do millions of people make excuses every day not to work out? One reason may be the fact that exercise does not provide the immediate gratification that an ice cream cone provides. Even for those who seriously want to look, and feel better, there always seem to be reasons to delay. Some excuses are more valid than others, but following are some ways to squash those exercise excuses.
1. No Motivation
Working out does not mean you have to hate your exercise routine. Healthy physical activity can incorporate a wide range of movement, including dancing, walking, running, swimming, playing sports, and lifting weights in a gym. You can manage your program alone, or join others in a workout plan. Listening to music, or reading a magazine while pedaling away, can make the time fly. Tangible rewards can be highly motivating, such as smoothies or protein bars after the workout. Finding something that you enjoy, and works for you, is the first essential in getting fit.
2. No Time
Another excuse many people give for not working out is a lack of time. For most, making time for exercise requires a change of priorities, such as waking up an hour early, or going to the gym during the lunch hour. There are exercise routines that require no equipment and can be done in small spaces, such as an office or den. Other programs are short, and repeated several times daily. Routines can be changed that incorporate riding a bike to work, or hiking up the stairs instead of taking the elevator. When working out becomes a priority, you will find the time.
3. No Success
Individuals abandon their workouts when they don’t get results. For some, the reason may be goals that are simply unrealistic. For others, exercise routines may be chosen randomly, that don’t incorporate full body workouts, or exercises may be performed incorrectly. Hiring a personal trainer for a few sessions will insure proper form, and an achievable workout routine that will provide results. From there, track your progress.
The need to squash exercise excuses often happens at the beginning. Once those excuses are managed, the feel-good benefits of working out begin to kick in and become essential to one’s life. If your life needs rejuvenation, if you need some motivation, contact personal trainer Ralph Roberts. Inspiration is one call away.
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