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How to Easily Overcome Three of the Most Common Fitness Excuses

Helen Bush

Most of us have had those days when we do not feel like getting off of the couch. We just can not seem to get going no matter what we do. That is okay. Every now and then everyone deserves a little rest break. However, if you begin to notice more and more days like this, then you need to do something about it. We can all lose our motivation, but we have to actively seek it out in order to find it again and stick with our fitness routines. Do not worry if this happens to you. An easy way to find your motivation again is by remembering what made you start your fitness routine in the first place. However, if this does not help, we have gathered a few tips to help you find your motivation and overcome some of the more common fitness excuses.



  1. My goal is so unachievable, why should I even try? A lot of us jump into our fitness routines and hope to see immediate and quick results. However, we need to realize this is just not the way it happens in the real world. You will most likely start to slowly notice changes in your endurance, speed, flexibility, weight and dress size. It is best not to focus on one thing like your weight but try to look at it as a whole in order to see the good that your fitness routine is doing. Also, try to make your goals in sections or smaller increments. This way you can conquer one and move on to the next.

  2. My body is too old or too out of shape, why should I even start? You are never too old or too out of shape for exercise to help you. Did you know that if you try to add more to your walk everyday, you could actually start seeing the effects in your waistline in as little as twelve weeks? It is something to aim for. However, if you feel as if you may not be healthy enough to perform a certain type of fitness routine, then visit your doctor and voice your concerns. They will easily be able to recommend an appropriate fitness routine to fit your needs. This way you can play it safe and be on your way to living a healthier life.

  3. My fitness routine is boring, why should I even bother showing up? If you do the same thing over and over like jumping on the treadmill you will probably become easily and quickly bored. If you are experiencing this type of boredom, then it is time to switch up your routine. Not only will this keep you excited about your routine, it will also make sure that your body is not becoming use to your movements, which can make your fitness routine ineffective. So, the next time you are feeling bored try looking for a fitness class that is a little outside of the box and one that can be easily adapted. You could try kickboxing, dancing or yoga. The choices are endless.

There are many reasons that make us want to workout like getting healthy, losing weight, fighting stress naturally and wanting to increase our energy. However, the sad truth is that we only need one excuse to quit our fitness routines, and usually we can easily find those reasons. However, we must remain consistent with our fitness routines and stay motivated. This means that it is going to take a lot of hard work and perseverance in order for us to get all of the benefits associated with exercising regularly. So, the next time you feel as if you may be losing your motivation or slacking on your fitness routine try looking at why you started and what all you have accomplished. If that does not work, then maybe some of these motivational tips may just do the trick.