The alarm goes off, you roll over, hit snooze and sleep through your workout. A-h-h-h-h sweet slumber!
After you've milked your extra sleep time for all it's worth, you jump out of bed thinking, "I'll do my workout later." You rush off to work or get the kids off to school and you're consumed until lunchtime.
As you nibble on your fast-food lunch, you're reminded of the need to exercise...later. Later comes, you get home from work, or put the kids to bed and you throw yourself on the couch and begin your vegetable state. Exercise has officially been "dissed!"
Sound familiar? For most of us it's all too familiar. Unless you've been naturally active for most of your life or you exercise for life or death reasons, you will always have an excuse for not exercising. It's as natural as peanut butter and jelly.
Excuses are used on a daily basis and not just for exercise. So, what's your favorite exercise excuse? I've heard them all and like my 15-year-old son, I've got an answer for everything! So in an effort to rid you of your exercise excuses, I invite you to read the list of excuses and solutions to the perpetual "dissing" of exercise.
Top 10 Exercise Excuses -- BUSTED!
1. No time! We all know this is the oldest excuse in the book, but it continues to top the charts. Time, schmime. Whether it's five minutes or 45 minutes, any amount counts. Keeping your mind connected to the body can be accomplished with short bursts or long bouts of exercise. Exercise can be effective without having to spend hours a day. And yes, even breaking up your bouts of exercise can have a positive impact.
Certainly it's important to get in longer sets of cardio exercise to improve your cardiovascular system, but rather than giving up if time is short, power pack what little time you have. Five, 10 or 15 minutes can provide benefits to your health. Time is on your side no matter how much or how little you have -- make it count!