How many times have you said to yourself ” I should go to the gym , BUT….”
Here are the 5 excuses I hear from people all the time:
5. I like my food too much.
This is really a poor excuse and deep down you it, there are plenty of dishes and snacks out there that are very healthy and provide you with all the nutrients you need. If you’re exercising hard keeping on top of your diet, then you’ll feel like you’ve earnt that weekend takeaway and trust me you’ll enjoy it a lot more!
4. HIGH FEES
BRITS waste £37MILLION a year on unused gym memberships. The average member pays £564 a year but 60 per cent of people who join in January stop going by the end of the month. (Source: thesun.co.uk)
This stat is absolutely ridiculous, why waste all that money, if you have gym membership then USE it. On the other hand if you don’t have gym membership and will not get one anytime soon because of the price, this is still not a valid excuse because you don’t need a gym to exercise, there are plenrt of alternative such as go for a run its FREE!! Or do some sort of exercise it in the comfort of your own room.
3. Can’t be bothered.
You should be bothered, not just for the health implications but if your other half can put the time and effort in and get into shape. Then can you blame them for eyeing up “the other healthy beautiful people” at the gym. If you single then its a great place to meet people and get into shape so its a win win.
2. I don’t know what to do.
You won’t be expected to know what to do. That’s why the professionals at the gym should give you a thorough induction and assessment and write you up a programme, otherwise why the hell are you paying all that money!! Regular assessments will make sure you’re on track to achieve your goals.
And finally the all time favourite is………….
1. I don’t have the time!
This excuse is probably the most used excuse for just about everything these days.
Physically inactive people have just as much free time as exercisers, so you can chuck this excuse immediately.
Here’s how to overcome it:
• Schedule your exercise time. If you can’t find a full 30 minutes during your day, break it up into 10 or 15 minute segments. Split workouts are just as effective as continuous workouts.
• Use every trick in the book to squeeze in exercise. Get up a few minutes early and take a brisk walk, use 15 minutes of your lunch hour if you think that this sounds crazy and impossible I can assure you it’s not, in my workplace two of my colleague go for a 40 min run at least 3x a week.
• Keep a calendar of your workouts to you can track your progress and stay motivated.
• Remember that exercise generates energy. The more energy you have, the more you’ll get done each day.
So no excuse from now on!!