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What's YOUR excuse?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Excuses. We all have them. Come on, even if you're in a great place in your life *now*, you made them in the past.

My most common excuse for not exercising is simply "I'll finish this and go in just a minute."


I will sit and say this for 8 hours straight. It's why I didn't get to the gym much this summer. If I don't have to get up anyway, I won't motivate myself to go. Right now, I take the girls to school, and I go straight to the gym from there, because I'm up.

But otherwise? I just sit and procrastinate until I look up and there's no day left.

The worst part? I attend a gym where access is 24 hours, AND I can go to two... one of which is literally walking distance from my house. Like I can WALk there in less than five minutes. THAT CLOSE.

So what are your excuses?
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    I like the Mantra, " Just do it ! "
    And then, it's done, and you are glad !
    1908 days ago
  • -CORAL-
    Oh, I have so many excuses. "I'm too full," "I'm too hungry," "I'm hungover," "I'm too tired," "I got a good workout yesterday so I can take a day off" are my most common ones. I'm just lazy, honestly.
    1908 days ago
    haha "until there's no day left" made me laugh. I do the same thing. If I don't put on my gym stuff the moment I wake up, I don't go. Even if I sit around in my swimsuit all day, at some point, I go. Because I have it on.
    1909 days ago
    I have a good excuse this week! I'm sick. BUT I'm only sick enough to skip cardio, I can't breathe well enough for that yet. Weights I can stick to, no excuses. I can just go slowly so I'm not out of breath!

    My usual excuse is "I'm too tired!". I make myself drive to the gym and once I am there I can decide it I am actually too tired or if I'm being lazy. 9/10 it is lazy and I get out of the car and go!
    1909 days ago
    All these sound like ones that i have used at least once. I think that what my problem is right now though, is a lack of short term goals. I need to sign up for a 5K or something that I HAVE to work for. When that happens, there isn't any excuse that I'll accept. But, in the meantime, my excuse for not signing up for a 5K is "I don't think I'll do well". Sort of a STUPID, senseless cycle. How can I get better if I don't push myself? DUH!!! Thanks for your honesty and the challenge. Am searching now for the next 5K in this area.
    Have a great week!

    1909 days ago
    I'll be late to work. Since I usually exercise in the morning, if I don't get going and do it first thing, I run out of time.
    1909 days ago
    I just don't wanna. Here I bloged about it too!
    1909 days ago
  • MPLANE37
    When I am unmotivated to work out, what I do is browsing many exercise sites and reading some articles. Browsing the exercise articles at SP also helps. Nothing new there, but it motivates me. In 5 minutes I am on my way to the gym. I just need to spend some time getting warmed up to the idea of working out.
    1909 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/26/2012 8:28:15 PM
    Since I work out at home, my excuse(which I don't accept) is that I get interrupted and distracted into doing other things throughout the day. But as I said, I don't accept this, it just ends up making my workout later than I want to do it.
    1909 days ago
  • NEWMOM20121
    Lately smoke from fires in the area.
    1909 days ago
    My biggest excuse is "I'm too tired." While on many days that is true, I need to stop making the excuse on the days when I'm fatigued but not exhausted. Even gentle exercising makes me even more tired, so I can't push myself too hard, but I still need to push myself somewhat when I can.
    1909 days ago
  • CAROL-
    I don't do this often, but on occasion, I will say it's just too late to get that work out in.

    I get up at 5 am. If I don't work out before 7am, I scrap it for the day. My excuses are
    1. I will get too far behind on my to do list.
    2. I just don't 'feel it'
    3. If I try to say I'll go after dinner, I am reminded how wound up and energetic I am and then I end up staying up too late.

    So I am guilty of this too.

    Thanks for your honesty.
    1909 days ago
    Great Blog! I think I have so many excuses and they became so ingrained in my daily routine that after time I didn't realize they were excuses. My worst one is "I don't have enough time". It was funny though how I could find time to surf the net but not time to exercise!.
    1909 days ago
    I have lots of excuses that range from the silly to the totally BS ones. My most common one is NOT REALLY an excuse, it is more of a reality. After working all day at a VERY challenging job, I am often TIRED and I KNOW myself well. After I do my water aerobics class, I will gravitate to the therapy pool and it FEELS SO GOOD that I relax and I don't really want to get out and get dressed again and go home. If I do NOT get home by a reasonable hour and if I do NOT get my dinner and my bedtime routines over with so I DO get a good night sleep, I really and truly am totally exhausted and I end up sick. I HATE to get undressed, into a swim suit, and wet for a short time. I am really trying to deal with this one - because water is MY FRIEND and I love the bonus of the therapy pool (not a hot tub or jaccuzzi, but a small pool with water around 95 degrees) which not only feels good but literally draws the tension out of my shoulders and my neck and back......
    1909 days ago
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