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No More Exercise Excuses!

Busting 5 Common Workout Excuses


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  • Thank You for a great article.
  • Taking two steps forward and one step back is still progress!
  • OMG! I'm so guilty of using excuses 1, 4, and 5.
  • I'm sure I could think of a few more reasons not to exercise. If exercise isn't "FUN" no one wants to do it! I try to keep it fun! I love working out in the pasture, mowing, cutting trees up and building a burn pit are just a few. I love playing fetch with my dog Holly and I really love to ride my horse. I also love my Wii Fit U! Soon I'll be stocking the barn with Hay. 75# bales. I get 20 at a time, so go figure. The workout is totally awesome. Sometimes I don't have to put the bales on the trailer, but every time I have to unload. I have started doing pushups to build up my arms for this Fall!!
  • It's easy to say "if you're depressed, get out and exercise". But if you're suffering from depression or grief, moving is the last thing you want to do. It's like you're paralyzed and can't move. Until you experience this, don't just say "oh get over it". It doesn't help us.
    Depression isn't an excuse. It's a reason.
  • #2 what do I do when I don't watch tv for any length of time at all?

    How do I find time to work out when my brain is too tired and if I find any time for me at the end of any of my 7 days of work, I default to sleep?

    Please take me back to the 50's when a guy made kids with a woman then stayed with her and helped raise them, not leave her to make and maintain a household for four people, please. Then, maybe my brain wouldn't be so offline thant i am genuinely too tired.

    Maybe my being mad is equivalent to a work out?

    Ok, I'll go work out.
  • I'm good for Excuse # 1 due to not sleeping well at night. I am hoping the research is correct that with continued exercise it will start improving my sleep patterns.
    im a 47 female who can still do the splits and chartwheel and done three. years workout on the wii fit 2 hours and walk 5 to 7 miles aday. STILL CANT LOSE NO MORE THE 20 POUNDS AND IS READY TO GIVE UP PLEASE IS THERE ANYONE WHO UNDERSTAND AND BEEN VERY phsical all there life and understand.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. arhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
  • I was sick for 3 weeks and didn't exercise. Its so easy not too but I know I feel better and it really hepls with the weight loss. So I said I would start back when I felt better and not overdo it. Monday I went to my Silver Sneakers class at the Y and it felt so good to be back. Tuesday My Husband & I work at the food bank unloading boxes of food from the trucks and help to sort and put away. That is at least a good 90 minutes of exercise plus it makes us feel good. Today I am going to another Silver Sneakers class so I feel I am back on track and I do feel so much better. The secret for me is not to overdo it. I know I can only do so much and if I push it I will get sick again and I don't want to be sick. Slow but sure only do what you know you can do know and take baby steps as you increase your exercise.
  • I'm a huge sucker for these excuses! Going jogging as soon as I get home!
    Some days I find it hard even to squeeze in 10 minutes (2 jobs!) but I'm going to make more of an effort because I'm sick of being flabby.
  • I am always too busy!! This is my favorite excuse. I really need to change my thinking, I am going to start putting ME first!
  • My excuse is usually about a lack of time. This school year, during my lunch break, I've started doing a quick 10-minute workout at the end of the period...anything...walking, pushups, whatever. It makes me feel a little better during the day and keeps me in the right mindset.

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