The Four Lamest Excuses For Not Working Out

Get your butt up! Seriously. Do it, before I reach right through this computer screen and slap some sense into you.  There is no excuse for you not to be fit, healthy and happy. Yet, I hear excuses all the time.  Some of the lamest excuses ever for not working out and taking care of yourself are:

  • “I Don’t Have Time” – That is the lamest excuse ever. It’s not a time-management problem you are having it’s a self-management problem.  If you have time to watch 3-4 hours of t.v everyday you have time to workout. If you have time to go to happy hour after work, you have time to workout. If you have time to be on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Perezhilton, you have time to workout. Lame. 
  • “I Have An Injury” – Nearly all injuries can be worked around. Athletes have injuries and yet win olympic gold metals with them. Some athletes don’t even have full use of their limbs and yet play ball-busting, gut-wrenching games and competitions. If you have an acute injury, then follow the protocol for rehab and recovery as prescribed by your doctor. But, don’t allow that injury to be the excuse for not getting back into a healthy fitness regime. And if you do have a chronic injury, try an exercise that is soft on the injury with little stress or impact to the body. There is always, always a way. 
  • “Too Busy With The Kids” – Okay, so let me get this straight. You are blaming your kids for your lack of fitness routine? Nice one! Wouldn’t you rather your kids see what a rockstar you are? Wouldn’t you rather your kids see how strong and fit and capable and self-respecting and self-loving you are? After all, it is you they learn from, mirror and mimic. Want to be the best mom or dad you can be for your kids?  Start exercising now! You can even turn fitness into family fun and include the kids. Strap ’em on and take them for a walk. Use the baby as weight! There are all kinds of post-natal yoga and workout DVD’s that involve the baby. 
  • “I Can’t Afford It” – As Rachael Ray might say, LAME-O! You don’t need a dime to workout. Not one shinny little penny even. Get your beautiful behind outside and go for a walk. Put a mat down on the floor and do some crunches, leg lifts, squats and lunges while you are watching t.v. There are thousands of videos on Youtube you can watch for FREE!  Money is the last thing you need to be fit. 

Now, I gotta go…. jump squats are next on my to do list!

Erin HugginsThe Four Lamest Excuses For Not Working Out

Comments 1

  1. ZoeV

    Tell it like it is, Erin! Being the athlete I have been all my life, I even did Yoga last year when I was pregnant. I found a way to work around my big belly. Those who make excuses are lying to themselves at the end because poor diet/exercise habits lead to much worse things.

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