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Arm Yourself Against Exercise Excuses

Winning the Fight Against Yourself

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  • Great article that nails it!
  • It is nice to know that even a personal trainer struggles getting out of bed! I fight with myself everyday. Worst is when my husband is snoring right through the alarm! The best thing I do is make myself get out of bed at least for 5 min. I tell myself is I still don't want to go ok, but most of the time I figure I am already up might as well go!
  • RUSSELLEATON
    Exercise is actually bad for you. See "Why You Should Never Exercise" at Amazon.com.
  • I like this article!
  • I would really like to get into the habit of exercising early in the morning.
  • Thanks.. just what I needed. And I like the 90 year old plus category for the 5K. I hope I'm right in there too!
  • Good article. Sometimes I will say I'm not going today. But I will sit about five minutes and I'll say no let me go to the gym. For me I feel guilty if I don't go.
  • Thanks for the article! I enjoyed reading it for the second time.
  • Thank you for this article, I enjoyed it alot and feel like I would like to exercise.

  • For me, a huge part is having a hard time telling between when I feel bad enough to rest and when I should power through. I've made mistakes going both ways. Being stubborn can be good in some ways but can cause physical illness/injury worse. But, sometimes it doesn't seem too bad. Other times I rest when it's not so bad-but my excuse say it's really bad-and I can 'fall into the trap of "I need to rest" and inertia sets in. Why can't I figure it out?
  • My main excuses are "I deserve a day off" or "I've done enough this week".
  • It is a battle every single day -- sometimes it's 3 am for me, sometimes I get to sleep until 4:30 am. Either way, you can't think about it, just do it! It only takes 2 weeks for something to become a habit, so no more excuses -- face it head on, dead on! And GET - IT - DONE!
  • ANIMATOR606432
    This is JUST what I needed to hear today. One of the main reasons I could never get my weight under control is because I could never commit to exercise. Knowing that even a personal trainer struggle with this, makes me feel even more confident that I can overcome it. Another good tip is to have a work out buddy, someone who will constantly pushing you to work. I have a friend who simply asks, "Did you work out today?" and telling her confidently "yes" is almost worth the work out alone.
  • Great article! OLD and FADED and FALLING APART my Nike t-shirt with JUST DO IT! printed on it is my favorite workout shirt. :)
  • Love "I will do what I need to do to do what I want to do"!! This is certainly an inspiration. I have a friend who walks 3 to 5 miles a day and I feel like i am doing good when i walk a mile. I just get comfy in my apartment doing my knitting and sewing and watching series on netflix - and then just do not want to get out and walk. But, today the sun is shining and it is already 59. My excuse right now: I have laundry going and cannot leave it. But, will get out as soon as that laundry is done!!

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