It’s true, your life is busy. But by making exercise a priority, you can find time for it. Schedule your workout in for first thing in the morning, so that life doesn’t get in the way or wake up a little earlier to squeeze it in. Otherwise, take a power walk in your work break, or incorporate it into your daily commute to work or where ever you’re usually travelling.
I hate going alone.
Find a work-out buddy! I promise that you won’t be the only one wanting to work-out, and your future fitness friend will probably be really flattered that you’ve asked (and grateful that they aren’t all on their own either)!
My kids get in the way.
Wake up before your kids get up and workout. It might not sound appealing to you, but many parents say that this is the best time they’ve found to get alone time and work uninterruptedly on their fitness.
Alternatively, you could workout with your kids. While they’re playing do some laps around the park… or even play with them. You’re never too old for biking, hiking and playing games.
So, perhaps an hour on the treadmill isn’t for you? It’s not for me either! But let me tell you a little secret… There are so many ways to exercise, so you don’t have to restrict yourself to the treadmill!
Find an activity that you find fun! I’ve never seen anyone leaving a Zumba class looking bored, just sayin’. You could try adult gymnastics (yes, it’s a thing, get excited), biking, boxing, cycling, dancing, ice-skating, playground climbing, rock climbing, rollerblading, swimming, skiing, surfing… *deep inhale*… I think you get the point. Find your fun workout and make everyone envious.
I’m too fat.
It’s never too late to change your lifestyle, and remember small progress is always better than no progress. Start gradually with a low impact activity, such as walking or swimming, and just keep at it! We’re backing you 100%.
I’m already thin.
You’re outside looks healthy, but you want your insides to look healthy too. Being thin, doesn’t automatically equate to healthy. You’re not exercising to lose weight, but make sure you set clear goals for yourself to keep you motivated, such as running 5k or toning up!
My back hurts.
Back pain is the worst, but don’t take to bed, get active about your problem. Speak to your doctor or medical professional about stretches and exercises you can do to help with your back pain. Exercise can even help treat or prevent lower back pain. 1
Fitness apps can be a great way to get motivated and set goals, especially if you’re just getting started on your health journey. Our USANA pals in America compiled a list of favourite apps including MyFitnessPal, Sworkit, Couch to 5k, and Zombie, Run! Head over and read more about these by clicking here.
So, ditch the excuses! Make it a priority, make it fun, and get out there.