First, welcome to Spark People!
Now about those excuses:
My main “excuses” not to exercise (and I would take any tips to fight those excuses):
- no time in the morning because I woke up too late (and have to go to work)
Suggestions: Set an alarm a half hour earlier, or walk during your lunch break
- too tired in the evening,
Suggestions: It's hard at first. Just promise yourself to do ten minutes. JUST ten minutes, after a week increase to 15, you will be amazed how quickly your energy grows.
Do something easy, like a sitting exercise while watching tv.
- my foot hurts (I have chronic tendonitis),
I have periodic plantar fasciatis (sp?) Freeze a half full bottle of water and roll it back and forth with your bare or socked foot, works wonders and can be refrozen to use again.
Do arm exercises on the days your feet hurt.
- there is a heatwave and I’m afraid to be sick if I work out in that warmth.
Only applies if you are working out in the outdoors.
I hope these help. You really just need to get started and after a few weeks you will find your body is actually craving activity. Start small, start slow, but please start now.
Edited by: MYTURNNOW2013 at: 7/4/2014 (17:34)
Susan-- in Metro Detroit, Michigan
Co-Leader-- 100 Days of Weight Loss team
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