Getting Past Workout Excuses
Pretty much anybody that begins a new and intensive workout routine always starts off with the best of intentions and with unbridled motivation. Everybody has a million things going on in their life including work, school, family, and a social life too, and these things can leave your motivation to exercise drained and completely gone. There are 6 really great strategies and tips that you can use to get over this hump, strategies that will eliminate the excuse of being too busy to workout.
Exercising After School or Work is Too Much After A long Day
Many people get home from school or work and just sit down, and are unable to get up again. Finding the motivation to workout after a long day can be extremely difficult. One of the ways you can get over this is by bringing your workout clothes with you to school or work, because this will let you get right to the gym without having to stop at home first. If you have your workout clothes with you, you can even put your clothes on before you leave work so you’re ready as soon as you get home. Another way that you can overcome this excuse is by working out in the morning. The morning is a great time to go for a jog, and it’s a good time to go to the gym as well. There are various gyms that open up early in the a.m. and offer a variety of morning classes that take place well before your work or school starts, and you don’t have to go home in between the gym and work either, because they gym always has showers. You can even just go for an early morning walk in your pajamas if that is the first step that you need to take to get going.
I Don’t have Enough Time
It’s a myth that you have to exercise for a whole hour or even 30 minutes in order to get any benefits at all. This is in fact a myth, and even exercising for 10 or 15 minutes every day will be more than enough for a beginner. As little as 10 minutes per day can help you lose weight and manage your fitness. You can of course exercise for 30 minutes or even 1 hour, but you don’t have to do it all at once, instead, exercise in little intervals. You have to remember that doing something is always better than doing nothing. If you want to get a full hour in every day, you can try going for a walk in the morning, doing a little bit of cardio at lunchtime, and then go to the gym after work to do some weight lifting and strength training. Small bouts of intense exercise can be very beneficial for your fitness level, so even 10 minutes per day will be quite beneficial.