My Top 5 Excuses to Not Work Out
I started exercising with Beachbody workouts late 2015. My results have been very positive, which has helped me stay more motivated to continue than anything I’ve ever tried before.
But I still lose my way.
This health and wellness road isn’t for sissies. It’s not that the workouts themselves have to be so tough that I can’t even begin to complete them, it’s mostly a mental game. I have to be motivated to take the time to do them.
So get on with it already
- Time mismanagement
- This is probably one of the biggest reasons I skip a workout. I may have good intentions, but there are a million other things that get in my way that I allow to prevent me from following through. Workouts HAVE to be planned. For me (when I’m not at work), I can workout either during my daughter’s naptime or after she goes to bed. If I don’t plan my day to accommodate those time slots, then my workout will be overlooked.
- Work (travel)
- This might not apply to everyone out there, but when you fly airplanes for a living, you can’t always workout on travel days. Pilots are permitted to work long days (and especially long days for what I do) and there’s just no way. I have to accept these days are going to happen and not beat myself up about them, because at the end of the day I need to provide for my family.
- If you have kids, you know what I mean. Mine is currently 3 years old and if I can’t be flexible then I’m not going to be a very good daddy. Sometimes this means I have to skip a workout.
- Exercising actually helps fight fatigue, when done regularly. We all will have days, though, that we’re so drained we need to sleep first before anything else.
- Lack of desire
- If you wake up every day (I mean EVERY day) so crazy excited and focused on working out, you may be some kind of monster.