Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Blog today about the most common excuses that get in the way of your workouts--and plan to counter each excuse to stay on track!
Over the years I have come up with many excuses to not work out. It's funny that I do that, because I actually enjoy being physically active. Some days the lazy side wins out, though.
My most common excuse for missing workouts is my son. I will set out to do a workout DVD or a set of resistance band exercises and then something will come up with Xander. I will wake early to exercise... and he wakes early. I will schedule workouts for his nap time... and he won't nap. I'll try to get him involved... and he is a two year old, what can I expect?! I've even found excuses popping up when I'll simply be putting him in a stroller to go for a walk. A sniffle or a cough will show up and I worry about taking him out. By teh time my husband gets home, I'm simply too tired.
This has been my most difficult excuse to counter-attack. I guess I just need to keep pushing on and getting a few minutes in here and there when I can. I did purchase a FitDesk a few months ago, so I can bike while I work. I'll have to power through the afternoon exhaustion and do more when my husband is home.
That sort of leads in to my second most common excuse... exhaustion. My son has a crazy sleep schedule. He can go weeks getting just an hour or two of sleep in a day. Naturally, that means I am getting little sleep. If I'm lucky I can sneak in a quick nap once my husband gets home, but that's supposed to be my time to work out!
This excuse is simple going to have to be waited out. His sleeping is improving and I can only hope that it gets closer to normal as he gets older. I do need to stop trying to get everything else done in the afternoons and allow myself that nap when it's needed.
My third big excuse is that it doesn't seem to be doing any good, so why bother? Those that have followed me for awhile know that I struggle with losing weight since being on Predisone. I can put in hours of workouts and watch every bite that enters my mouth and I still gain! I lost my healthy and fit body in just a few month's time and now I've spent years trying to get it back.
In this case, I just have to keep doing what I'm doing. Keep pushing on. I've had moments where I let it get me down and I gave up for awhile, but I keep getting back up and trying again.
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