Excuses. We all have them. I'm the queen of them in fact,
especially when it comes to working out. My body needs a daily workout. Daily workouts would decrease my migraines, I'd be able to touch my toes, and I would know my body
could keep up with my kids for years to come.
Yet, I sit on my couch
every night thinking about why I didn't work out that day. Why am I not working
out while I sit on the couch? I've got so many reasons during the day, during my evening couch time, for not just dropping everything and working out. But, let's face it, ladies, here are the easiest ones to use:
1. My workout clothes are in the wash
you only have one set of workout clothes when, in theory, you should be working
out seven days a week, we may never know.
not? And why do you have to go outside? There are plenty of free workout
programs on YouTube.
3. The kids are driving me crazy
kids are driving you nuts, tell everyone to get their shoes on for a family walk. That is exercise. Just move your body and go.
4. I'm too tired
Preach it, Sister! I've
been tired since I got pregnant with my first more than six years ago. Incidentally, you know what
can help that? Working out.
5. I just ate
Wait 20 minutes and go for
a walk. Walking is insanely good exercise that is so easy and one rarely cramps
up on a walk, even after eating.
6. I'm hungry
Eat a granola bar or a
handful of nuts, grab your water bottle and get it in gear.
7. I really need to do the dishes
Do you really need to do the dishes? Can they wait 30 minutes? Unless the
cleaning elves are coming, those dishes will still be there. And if you never
leave, the elves never get a chance to come.
8. I really need to clean the house
house will always be in a state of chaos. Accept that and move on.
9. The kids will just get in my way
what? Get them in on the workout action. They will either have a blast or get
bored, in which case, they'll leave you alone. Win!
Yeah, me too, but your
eyeballs need a break from your computer screen. Take 20 minutes to do some
yoga, run around the block or row on that said little rowing machine in the corner of your
living room you're using as a drying rack.
22. The kids didn't pick up their toys, so I
have nowhere to work out.
Make the kids clean up. Or go outside and run
around the house or down the street and back.
23. I can't afford the gym fees
need a gym. I just cancelled my membership, because I never went. Look for free
YouTube videos, search for videos on Amazon Prime and Netflix. There is always
a way to work out, even if you just run (or walk!) around the neighborhood.