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Excuses, excuses...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My personal list of exercise excuses

1. I'm too tired
comeback: Exercise will give me more energy, I can ALWAYS go for a 10 minute walk.

2. It's too hot
comeback: I can plan to do my exercises in the morning or evening when it is cooler.

3. I don't have enough time
comeback: Not true. I seem to have plenty of time to watch TV or play on the internet, so I DO have time to exercise. Start with 10 minutes. emoticon

4. I'll just skip a day
comeback: I need to take of myself EVERY day, and if I skip today, it will be easier to skip tomorrow and the next day and so on. It's a fact, my history proves it.

5. It is uncomfortable because I am fat
comeback: I won't get any thinner just sitting on my butt watching TV, but I WILL if I stick to my program, which includes exercise. Plus each time I do it, it gets a little bit easier.

6. People will stare
comeback:Get over yourself, people aren't staring. And if they were, who cares? F*@% them if they do.

7. It feels like a chore or a punishment
comeback: I can look at it as something I do to take care of my body like bathing or brushing my teeth. My body will thank me.

8. Why bother? I'll always be fat, it isn't worth it
This is really the granddaddy of all the excuses, the reason I make all of them. AND IT JUST ISN'T TRUE!
comeback: I am very worth taking care of, every little thing that I do to care for myself is very important, they will add up and it is worth the effort because I will succeed. I will feel and look better in a few short weeks if I just keep it up.


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  • MISSUSRIVERRAT
    This is a great exercise.........listing excuses and then giving the comeback.
    Thanks for sharing this technique. Quite effective!
    1492 days ago
  • CIARAMBLECKA
    Great list of comebacks! Sometimes it's important just to remember how great exercise feels after you're finished. I missed two days this week and ugh, paid for it. But, back in the swing of things now. I'll have to use some of your suggestions if I ever feel like skipping a day again! emoticon
    1514 days ago
  • COCOONGIRL
    Umm....I think that you are reading my mind...my big excuse is " I can do it later" ...then I never do it...I need to start moving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for all of the excuse busters!
    1515 days ago
  • KIWINURSE
    Thanks for posting this blog, I think we all need to hear it. The other day I was listening to sparkradio for the first time and they were talking about this very thing...check it out sometime :)
    I too am a 62 baby and am taking this journey serious now :)
    Christine
    1515 days ago
  • JEAN111766
    This is so awesome and so true!!! I have had all of these same thoughts!
    Thanks for putting this blog together :)

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    1516 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    Great blog. Most of us are guilty of these excuses.
    1516 days ago
  • GAILANN48
    emoticon GREAT list...it could just as well have been mine! :)
    You can do this...heck, you ARE DOING this, one step at a time! emoticon
    :) Gail
    1516 days ago
  • PIXIE-LICIOUS
    Love it!
    1516 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    We didn't gain all the weight at once and we won't lose it that way either, but every little step we take puts us closer to our goal especially when we don't get in our own way with excuses!
    1516 days ago
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    1516 days ago
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