February 17, 2023
Did you know that it takes 21 days to form a habit? One of the biggest barriers to forming healthy habits is excuses. Do you come up with a million excuses not to work out sometimes? Don’t worry, we’ve found ways to help counteract these excuses. Below are some of the most common excuses we hear and what you can do about them:
“I Don’t Have Time”
We get it, you guys are busy. Work, school, family, friends… it’s hard to find the time to exercise when you are already juggling so much. One of the most effective ways to combat this excuse is to just schedule it into your weekly agenda. That way, you’ve already put aside time for working out. And remember, you don’t have to spend a tonne of time working out either! Short workouts can be just as effective as longer workouts. HIIT is one of the best forms of exercise to do when you are strapped for time. A little movement is better than no movement!
“I Can’t Afford It”
You don’t need to go to a fancy gym or have an extensive home gym to get fit! Exercise can be done anywhere and with no equipment. You can go for a walk or run outside, do a bodyweight workout in your living room, or even squat with your toddler! You can also invest in some affordable but versatile fitness equipment such as bands, sliders, dumbbells or a skipping rope. Want a personal trainer? Subscription services, online videos and social media can give you the experience of having a trainer without the hefty cost. Trying our workouts FREE for the next 7 days will also help! With a little creativity, you can get a really good workout without spending much money.
“I’m Too Tired”
Working out can feel harder if you are already feeling fatigued or exhausted. Your energy levels are affected by many factors. This includes your sleep, diet, hormones and stress level. If you are feeling tired all the time, this may be a sign that there may be something else going on and you’re not just making excuses. Investigate and look into each of these things. Instead of avoiding exercise, you may just need to change your lifestyle or seek professional help.
Exercise can actually help improve your energy levels. The feel-good hormones and endorphins that are released during physical activity can often boost your energy and make you more alert. If you are feeling lethargic, jump on a treadmill or go for a 10-minute walk. Oftentimes, this will be enough to get you feeling good again and you may actually choose to work out for longer!
“I Just Don’t Want To Do It!”
Not motivated to work out? Working out with someone else is one of the best ways to increase motivation to exercise. Whether it’s a close friend, family member, or a community of like-minded individuals, working out with others can inspire you and help to keep you accountable. Sometimes, you may just need a little change to get you excited to work out again. Don’t get into the trap of doing the same workouts over and over again. Try something new and you might just get your mojo back!
“I Don’t See Results”
It can be very frustrating and demoralizing when you put in the hard work but don’t see the results that you want. But the body is a complex machine and there are a myriad of factors that can affect your body composition and performance in the gym. On those days when you are feeling really down, try to look for other positive changes that have happened as a result of working out. How has your mental health improved? Have you made new friends? What new skills have you learnt? And when you do see the results that you want, celebrate them and acknowledge how hard you are working!
Working out isn’t always easy and the fact that you are trying is reason enough to be proud of yourself. You should be proud of yourself just for reading this post! It shows that you truly are motivated and want to keep moving forward in your fitness journey! We are most definitely proud of you! That’s why we want to help you stay consistent. Join us and let’s motivate each other!
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