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My Dog Ate My Gym Ball

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You’ve made a promise to yourself to start getting in shape… tomorrow, but tomorrow was last week and you swear that this week you’ll begin your exercise regimen. But wait, that’s right, this week you’re swamped with work and you can’t. Okay, may be next week you’ll start or maybe…

STOP! No more excuses!

We all know the importance of getting in shape, but we all also know the time and effort it requires. And if you’re feeling like you don’t have enough time to workout, you’re wrong. It’s your excuses that are prohibiting you from working out. Stop letting them control you and get in the driver's seat. According to Fitness magazine, the top eight excuses for avoiding exercise are:

1. I'm too tired.
2. I'm too busy.
3. I'll never look like (insert celeb name of choice) so why bother?
4. I'm too sore from my last workout.
5. I'm getting sick.
6. I'm bored.
7. I'm too stressed.
8. I don't feel like it.

Our favorite is the “I’m too busy” excuse, because you’re actually not “too busy.” All you have to do is make working out a priority and you’ll miraculously wonder how all of a sudden, you’re not “too busy. ” Plus, the added exercise will reduce your stress level!

Tell us about your exercise excuses, and how you overcame them.

Posted: 7/23/08
yamirou

my excuse would be "I don't have time"... I started looking around all the things I HAVE to make time for. I committed myself to my own self and now I do make time for exercising at least 30 minutes three times per week. It feels so much better.

  • By yamirou
  • on 7/27/08 12:24 AM EST
carolineshannon

Dadeeyo189 -- I, too, fall into the "I'm too busy" trap, especially, because I tend to have an all-or-nothing approach to exercise. This means that, in my brain, I think I have to put in 45 minutes of exercise in order for it to count. I have learned that this is silly, and squeezing in 10 minutes of heart-pumping activity is better than nothing. The bonus? A sweat session always helps me to be more productive during the day, and I try to remember that when I am thinking about forgoing exercise. By the way, I, too, believe in early-morning exercise -- Just get it done, shower and move on with your day! (:

Dadeeyo189

Sigh, I'm a victim of the I'm too busy excuse. I force myself to get up extra early in the morning. I feel that if I don't get it done and over with in the morning I'll just talk myself out of working out later on in the day.