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Excuses excuses excuses.....

Thursday, June 06, 2013

The most common excuses that get in the way of my workouts are:

1. Not enough time in the day! - This one USED to be one of my favorites, however I have already countered it by working out during my lunch everyday!

2. Not enough energy/motivation to workout. - This one still gets me, I do still workout every day during my lunch, and I don't have a problem making it to these workouts, but it's my running of an evening that suffers. I have found to counter this on, I registered for a mud run, and have set up a training schedule to follow. It is working great! I have only missed one run, and I will hit that excuse next.

3. Unexpected company came over and stayed way too long. Ok, to counter this one, I am going to do my run of an evening as soon as I get home from work. On the weekends, I just have to get up early and get my run in.

4. This one hasn't been a problem yet, but I can see it getting there: I don't want to workout by myself. My husband has been running with me, which is great, but 3 of my lunch time workout classes have been cancelled. I have been using my ipod and that seems to work for the time being. I hope it continues to work!!

5. Another one would be cost. I really enjoy my yoga and pilates. The only way I can see to counter this one is to use my ipod for my yoga (Yoga studio is awesome) and try to push myself for the pilates (although, I don't push as hard as my teacher).

I am doing pretty good at countering my own excuses. I knew from the beginning that they would arise, and I told myself to try to not let them get in the way of my workouts. That is the main thing that keeps me motivated. I am also afraid that if I start coming up with excuses, then my motivation will fail, and I will be back to where I started. That is motivation in itself and it keeps me going!!!

Good luck to all of you that are trying to crush your excuses!

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    Very insightful!

    Ever had this problem:

    Sometimes I get up early to work out.

    DH says, "What are you doing?"

    "I feel like working out" I say...

    He grabs me and pulls me back into bed, saying..."Stay real still for a few minutes and the feeling will pass...."


    It is a flattering for of sabotage I can live with....


    1137 days ago
  • v JOHGLO2011
    You are doing great! Keep up the good work! emoticon
    1148 days ago
    Best wishes!
    1148 days ago
  • v NKING1982
    We all got excuses, keep up the good work
    1148 days ago
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