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No More Bad Excuses!Do you really think you have a good excuse for not exercising and getting in shape? Everyone has a reason why they can't find the time or get in their workout, but the truth is that 99% of them are just plain bad excuses. Here are a few of the excuses you CANNOT use to get out of working out:
The gym is too far awayYes, this one may almost seem valid, but that's only because you're locked into the mindset of attending just ONE gym. There has to be more than a handful of gyms in your city, and you should have no problem finding one where you can get in a workout without deviating too much from your drive to and from work. Why not look for a gym within walking distance of your office? That way, you can get your workout without having to find a place to park, and it's nice and close to the place where you spend most of your day. If your gym is too far, find one closer to home, the office, or along your route home!
I don't have the timeThis excuse may seem valid, but it's one of the worst of the bad excuses around! The truth is that EVERYONE in the world is busy, yet so many people find the time to get in their workout. How do they do it? Simple: they MAKE time. You're not just going to have extra hours floating around your day that you can "put to good use". Instead, you're going to have to find something in your busy schedule that you can give up. Whether this means your 2-hour lunch break, your TV-watching session when you get home, your early morning routine, or even an hour of sleep, you're going to have to MAKE the time to fit in the workout no matter what.
I've been working for a long time and not seeing results
It can be disheartening to spend hours working out every week, yet months later you still haven't seen the results of your efforts. But perhaps it's time to consider the fact that you're doing the workout wrong. You may not be spending your time as effectively as you thought. Why not work with a trainer? They can help you get the most out of your gym sessions, and they'll help you see the results you want in your training.
It's too hard to exerciseThis can be one of two problems: laziness or discouragement. The former is common among those who approach exercise as something "nice" rather than the most important part of their day. The latter is common among those who have been working out but haven't seen results. Regardless of the reason, it's time to overhaul your mindset and your approach to working out. If you're a lazy person by nature, find a form of workout that interests you. If you're discouraged and de-motivated, change your routine up and do something new to bring your inspiration alive.
Exercise is boringThis one is A LOT more common than you might think. The truth is that exercise is repetitive, especially if you spend time running, cycling, or doing cardio. Both strength training and cardio can be a bit dull, so it's up to you to spice things up. You don't have to lift weights or jog every day, but you can alternate between the two to make things interesting. Or better still, why not find a new way to get in shape? Make exercise fun, and you will no longer have this excuse!