It seems like quite a long time since I posted a bit of a rant on something, so it’s about time for another. Todays topic of choice is exercise excuses.
“I have no time to workout.”
Hearing that comment always gets me worked up as we’ve all heard it before and it’s the lamest excuse in the book. Not only is it a weak excuse but it’s something that’s said by so many people, so often! There are people out there who have 2 jobs while being in university full-time along with other commitments and still have time to exercise.
I think the reason that’s spurred me on to write this post is that Christmas has just been and gone and that’s resulted in my Facebook and Twitter feeds being filled with idle people saying; “I FEEL SO FAT. F.M.L.”
To make it worse, it’s almost the start of a new year which means loads of people with be making new-year-resolutions and a lot of them will be something along the lines of being healthier and fitter. Sadly, if you feel like you need to wait until the start of a new year to make that change then you’re likely to fail! Why wait when you could start today? No time? Well guess what, you don’t have a right to complain about gaining weight if you’re not going to try to make a commitment. If you have time to eat and attend those lunches and dinners or even head to the club for a party weekend, you have time to exercise.
MAKE IT A PRIORITY. Don’t treat is as something that’s optional, it should be something you consider you have to do.
SINGLE OR MULTIPLE. Your workout doesn’t have to be one hour long session. You can spread it out throughout the day with multiple sessions although if you like to get it all out the way ASAP then go for an hour straight. Your session can be as flexible as you want it to be.
MAKE EVERY MINUTE COUNT. Why spend 40 minutes cycling at a steady pace when you could do 20 minutes of HIIT and burn even more fat?
MAKE IT PART OF YOUR LIFESTYLE. Do exercises that target more than one muscle group.
TRY DIFFERENT EXERCISES. When you are doing something you enjoy, most of the time it won’t even feel like exercise at all.
JUST DO IT.
There’s no such thing as “no time” because YOU MAKE THE TIME.