The Biggest EXCUSE that keeps me from Truly Succeeding With Exercise
Thursday, February 07, 2013
For me, my biggest excuse is "I already exercised when I walked the dog."
My pooch gets 3-5 walks a day, and I usually give him at least 3 of those for a total of 75-100 minutes.
Sounds great, but we don't walk THAT fast, and we stop to sniff (or at least he does!) quite often.
Challenge for me is there are only so many hours in a day and I don't have time to do more. At least that is the story I have been sticking to!
Truth is, though, I can certainly squeeze in at least 10 minutes of this or that here and there, right? I just need to do it.
What about zumba? I used to love doing it--but then fell off the zumba wagon. I guess I just have to stop making excuses and get back on.
I have the POWER to succeed. I just need to turn it on!
What about you?
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You can start out small with one extra walk without the dog and walking faster. Eventually you will be doing Zumba again.
1654 days ago
I love that .... "I have the power to succeed, I just have to turn it on" !!!!! I will have to remember that one, I love it !!!
I have many excuses myself -
I'm too tired, I hurt somewhere, I walked at the grocery store, at work, I want to watch TV, I ran out of time, I can't afford the gym the equipment, I don't want to do it alone,blah, blah, blah ..... and the list just continues to grow !!!!!
truth be told; I'm just to damn lazy !!!!! and that's the God's honest truth !!!
I just haven't gotten to the place in my head yet that I know I HAVE TO DO IT !!!! like I did with changing my eating habits. But I can honestly say I am working on it !!!
Best of luck to you, you sound more motivated for than I do, heck at least you walk the dog everyday !!!
1656 days ago
I am retired, so I have a lot of time to exercise and that reduces my excuses. I joined the gym at the County Recreation Center, and I go up there almost every day. They have drop in classes in all kinds of exercises. I go to cycle spin classes and yoga classes. Plus I lift weights 3 times a week. I also volunteer in an Adapted Aquatics class for people with MS. I find that really motivating. You just need to find a routine that you really enjoy so that you will make time to do it.
1656 days ago
I was stuck with walking 15 minutes a day (mostly treadmill). Actually I find the treadmill boring...but that's an excuse as well, because when I WAS working out and REALLY walking every day, I would set up a movie...I'd watch a movie in parts over a 3 or 4 day period. So boring was just the excuse.
I think I need to stick some variety into my exercise...recently started slipping to the basement to do some dance to 50's and 60's rock n roll. I've been having a real good time, too.
Good luck, get your mojo on. (When we fall off that wagon, we don't THINK it hurts. At least not at the time)!
1657 days ago
Hey there - how are you doing?
Whatever you do, it's got to fit into your life. I mix it up. I do the Bob Harper "Butt and Balance" video and kettlebells one night, treadmill another, medicine ball, dumbbells, pushups, dips and crunchs another. That gets repeated 2x per week.
10 minutes of kettlebell swings is quite the cardio workout and I'm certain that Bob Harper's DVD is going to help me with my balance at some point... right now I just sweat a lot..haha
You can do this.
Make it a great day!
1657 days ago
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