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Sunday, April 21, 2013

My task today was to list the most common excuses for not exercising

1) It's too cold outside
2) It's too messy inside
3) I'm too tired
4) It's too much hassle
5) I hurt

Overcoming the excuses:

1)Well, there's not much to combat the nasty winter weather except to dress warm, grin and bare it. Fortunately winter is almost over and soon I can get out and enjoy the warmer weather.

2)My treadmill area now stays clutter free so there isn't a lot of work involved to clear it when I want to use it. Cleaning/ Vacuuming the floor so that I can exercise on also counts as exercise right?

3) Just do it. If I start, despite how tired I am, I can usually sneak in at least 20 minutes.

4) Now that my exercise area is set up and walking outside is less treacherous without the ice everywhere, I can't really complain about the hassle.

5) I hurt. Well, that ones harder for me. If I can switch to another muscle group that works. Another tactic is to work out earlier in the day before the hurt of the previous day's workout + the day to day strain manifests.

Things have been a little easier. Last night I had intense leg pain and put myself to bed with Advil instead of trying to exercise. It was horrible. I think between the treadmill on Friday, the dog park yesterday and then standing most of the day my legs were on revolt. I probably should have tried some sit ups or Pilates. Today I'm going to try to get my exercise in earlier.

I have a new scale. I'm happy that it's supposed to be accurate to 0.2lbs, but I think it's actually 0.4lbs. That's still better than my old scale that was accurate to the closet lb. The new scale does say I'm a 2lbs heavier than the old one, so my tracker won't show the current loss, but that's OK.

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