Are You Full of Workout Excuses ?
So, which of the above excuses belongs to you?
I know I have used those, and many others. Living in Minnesota my main excuse is ~ It’s to cold outside ~.
But, that is just an excuse since I mostly workout inside.
We all know that we need to workout, but with life being busy and the days just getting away from us between work, kids, cooking, cleaning, bills, family, etc., we forget to do one of the most important thing to keep ourselves happy and healthy and that is EXERCISE! No doubt about it, if you want to stay in shape you need to groove your body. Yes, a healthy body also is made in the kitchen, but even if you are eating all the right things you need to groove that body to keep your muscles active, yourself limber and your body healthy all the way around.
What are excuses? An excuse is something you make to allow yourself to get out of a situation you are either obligated to do or asked to do. But, with fitness you are not obligated and nobody is really asking you to do it. So, why do you need an excuse?
Fitness is something that should be a gift to yourself. A “YOU” time of the day to praise your body and give it back what it gives you.
So, stop the excuses and make time for the most important person in your life ~ YOU.
Here are some fun ways to incorporate exercise into a busy day.
If you work from home ~ Take the dogs for a brisk walk, play tag with the kids, do squats while on the phone, do walking lunges thru the house when you move from one room to another, take 5 between chores and do push ups or crunches, march in place during a show or commercial or while folding laundry, instead of yelling up the stairs (down the stairs) for kids, go to them, mop your floors on all four’s, (or vacuum), do leg lifts while standing at the sink doing dishes, or cooking, do squats when picking up kids toys, when kids nap you can even try a workout DVD. So many ways to fit in some YOU time.
If you work outside the home try parking further away from work and walking, or taking stairs instead of an elevator. Maybe walking during lunch break or taking a quick fitness class during lunch, do chair squats, do shoulder raises while sitting at your desk, even just standing up and stretching your body helps thru the day.
If you are out and about running errands and such you can make sure to park far enough away from places to get in a nice brisk walk to and from your car, or maybe stop at the gym on your way home from your errands. When you get home if you have groceries to carry in, take one bag at a time and get in a good brisk 10 min walk back and forth from car to house.
There are many daily chores that will give you a good workout. Things like vacuuming, mopping, washing windows, raking, moving with a push mower, washing your car, gardening, cutting and stacking wood, etc.
I am sure if you put your mind to it, you will come up with many things you can do to get your body grooving.
Stop with all the excuses, and Start doing something for YOU