There are many excuses that we use when it comes to working out. Here are five common excuses you might be using when it comes to working out, and how to overcome them so you can stay on track with your fitness goals!
“I’m too tired”
Working out gives you an endorphin rush that will actually give you MORE energy and help keep those yawns at bay! So even if you feel like vegging out in front of the TV, make a stop at your favourite class for just 30 minutes. Anything that gets your body moving will help you feel more energised and motivated to stay active.
“I have kids, I can’t work out.”
Many gyms these days have care centres that will watch your kids while you workout. Here we even offer a come to you service for 1 on 1s and also for groups of mums! Or if you workout alone, include the kids into your routine. Run around with them at the park, turn your workout into a game and have them “pretend” to do the moves with you, or even turning on a movie for them while you do your home workouts next to them. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Get your gorgeous body moving, even if for just 10minutes. (If you’re a new mum who is breastfeeding – make sure that you are eating enough on the days you exercise!!)
“I don’t like working out”
Find something you ENJOY…running on the treadmill might not be your thing. Try out a variety of different things until you find something you like. Trial a gym, trial a bootcamp, try powerlifting, try boxing! I absolutely fell in love with boxing and bootcamps over 5yrs ago, and that led me into my love for Muay Thai & strength training. I’m lost without them!
“I don’t have time”
This is one of those excuses that we have all used. Instead of adding another decision into your day, make it easy by booking in your workouts. Can you fit 45 minutes 3-4 times per week into your schedule? Be honest… See most of us waste so much time watching TV and scrolling social media. Instead, block out time at the start of the week. It’s all about priorities. Treat it like an appointment that you can’t break!
“I’m too sore”
If you are sore to the point of pain, of course it wouldn’t be a good idea to go all out in another workout. But, you could try doing more of a gentle workout the next day if you’re really feeling sore. You could try a yoga or pilates class, or even go for a walk or hike!
What is your biggest struggle when it comes to working out? Do you have an excuse that tends to get you the most? Let me know in the comments below!