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Excuses


Sunday, April 21, 2013

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

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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