Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What's Your Excuse?

Making excuses for not exercising is easy. Why is it so easy to blow off a workout? Even when I want to exercise I can still come up with an excuse to not do it. 

And often those excuses start out with: "I don't want to...." or "I don't feel like..." 

Ummm, yeah... nobody wants to exercise, nobody feels like getting all sweaty and running on a treadmill until you feel like you're going to puke up a lung.

And yes, I really do WANT to exercise. Ok, more to the point ... I want the results of what exercise will give me. A healthier body, weight loss, stronger muscles and a toned body.

Excuses pile up little by little until one day you look around and realize you've been a slacker for far too long and it's time to get your butt back on track. That's where I'm at right now. Not working as hard as I should. Not hitting the gym as often as I'd like. Not sweating my butt off like I know I need to. Instead of 5 or 6 days of workouts, I've been lucky to get 2 or 3 workouts a week.

How do I eliminate the excuses and do what I know I want and need to do for my own good health? Do like Nike and "Just Do It."??? Yeah, easier said than done. There has to be a motivation behind just doing it.

My motivations for exercise must be bigger than the excuses.
  • I want to be healthier.
  • I want to feel strong.
  • I want to hit my goal weight.
  • I want my body to be toned.
  • I want to be able to do anything physical without hesitation or limitations.
  • I want to be proud of myself.
These are my motivating reasons to exercise. No more excuses.


1 comment:

  1. Connie in Maine2/22/2009 4:17 PM

    I love these motivators! Can I use them, too? Exercise is the next hurdle I MUST overcome. I've been stalled at 220ish for a couple of months now. It's time to forge ahead.


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