“I can’t exercise, I’m too _____________________”. You fill in the blank. Trust me, I’ve heard every excuse there is. Yes, there are a few reasons that may get you an exercise pass but even then, there are usually a few things that you can do to get in some type of workout.
The most common excuse I hear is, ”I don’t have enough time”. Oddly enough, the busiest people I know make it a priority and put it on their schedule. Successful people will find the time. Take a 10 minute walk during your lunch break or set your alarm 30 minutes earlier a few days a week.
“I’m too tired”. What time of day do you feel your best? It’s easier to get moving if you plan your workouts for the time of day that suits your energy levels. Many find that a morning routine gives them the momentum to get through the day while others use their workout to unwind and distress after a long day on the job. Do what works best for you but you may have to try several timeslots before you find the right fit.
“I don’t know where to start”. How about a group fitness class? Our instructors guide you through exercises that will work all of your major muscle groups and there is no reading required! If group settings aren’t for you, a personal training session may be a good investment.
“I’ve tried this before”. Yes, maybe you have. Start again by setting small realistic goals and remember the reason that you are working out. Acknowledge your goals and find little ways to reward yourself for accomplishing them.
Stick to a routine and you will start to notice a difference in the way you feel and maybe even in the way you look. Do you find that each activity is getting easier? Maybe you are just getting stronger!
Want to try something fun? Check out a selection of quick and easy exercises that we have available for you on Doc Weight Loss through YouTube. Our instructors and trainers have put together some exercises that require little or no equipment and can be done in the time that it takes you to read this article! Also take a look at the board ‘Weight Loss Fitness’ on our Pinterest page!
Focus on what you CAN do—not on what you CAN’’T!