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Three Common Exercise Excuses

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep on telling yourself as to why you cannot be able to achieve it.”

– Jordan Belfort

We are all aware that exercising can do us a lot of good. If that’s the case, why are there still a lot of people who are not leading an active lifestyle? A lot of us still struggle to prioritize exercise above all. But why is it there are some people who are able to incorporate exercise into their daily activities while others are still having some problems squeezing it into their hectic schedule? The difference lies in having excuses.

People who fail to live an active lifestyle are those people who told themselves exercise excuses. They repeat these excuses so often that they are starting to believe them. Want to know how to combat these excuses? Take a look at the information below:

1. “I don’t have time for exercise”

This is probably the most common exercise excuse that you will hear people say. If there is one thing that is fair in life, it is the fact that we are all given 24 hours a day– nothing more and nothing less. It is up to us how we should use it. One thing that successful people do is that they allot a certain portion of their busy day into exercising. This is one of the highly effective habits of a highly effective person– they walk up way before morning and start exercising even before they go to their offices.

Perfect Comeback: “Somebody busier than me is exercising at this moment.” No matter how busy you are, there will always be a time for exercise. The best thing that you can do is to make a schedule for it. Do not wait for a vacant time so that you can exercise. Make time for it– make it your priority.

2.  “I am not strong enough to exercise.”

We all feel as if we do not have energy to carry out our errands, much more for exercising. This energy slump is a result of the various stressors in our life. Keep in mind that energy plays an important role on how we perform in life. Without it, we can never achieve our fullest potential.

Perfect Comeback: “It is through exercising that I can get more energy.” What people must realize is the fact that they get more energy once they make positive changes in your lifestyle like exercising on a regular basis. If you think you are still not yet strong enough to carry out tedious exercise, you can try going for a short walk or doing cardio for a short period. In addition to this, try to eat a balanced diet and get enough sleep.

3. “I have no idea as to what I should do.”

It is true that you can get the most out of an exercise if you know how to do it properly.  If you are just starting out in your fitness journey, it is understandable that you do not have all things figured out yet. At this point in time, the best thing that you can do is to just start doing something. When it comes to exercising, doing something is a lot better than doing nothing at all.

Perfect Comeback: “I will get to figure out things as time goes by”. During the early stage of exercise, do not focus too much on the technical details. What you should do is to find a way to build your focus and motivation. Figure out which sports or exercise you like best. Do some research about it. Try to hire a professional to teach you how to do the exercise properly.

As mentioned above, the only thing that keeps you from achieving something is the story and excuses you tell yourself as to why you will never be able to achieve it. When you feel that you are starting to make excuses, try to remind yourself about these perfect comebacks. Keep in mind that there is nothing that can prevent you from getting what you want– not unless you allow it to. It’s your choice.


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