We’ve all been there, we make up a million different excuses as to why we can’t workout or eat healthy. Well… guess what?
Excuses don’t get you healthy! Your body doesn’t care whether or not you worked late or couldn’t take the time to make a healthy meal. You are the only one in control of what your body looks like and feels like. SO STOP MAKING EXCUSES AND TAKE CONTROL!
Here are the top excuses we’ve heard over the years and a few ways to SQUASH those excuses and get in control of your health!
Excuse: I don’t have time.
What it really means: I don’t make time.
Solution #1: Wake up 30 minutes earlier and do a quick workout.
Solution #2: Walk during your lunch. Squat during your lunch. Arm circles during your lunch. Do something active during your lunch.
Solution #3: Make your daily chores into a workout: Wall squat while brushing your teeth (this should be AT LEAST 2 min, 2x day). See how many push-ups you can do before your water boils. Get creative!
Excuse: I don’t have the money.
What it really means: I would rather spend my money on other stuff. Don’t get me wrong, it’s important to spend money on other fun stuff too, but think of your health as an investment. You will feel better, look better & be happier. What’s more important than that?
Solution #1: Stop eating/drinking out. Or at least cut back. Go ahead…look at your bank statement and add up how much you spend on eating out or on coffee. I bet you’ll be surprised. ($5 coffee 2x/week = a membership at The Lean Lemon).
Solution #2: You don’t need money! Workout at home for FREEEEE! There are tons of exercises you can do at home without any equipment. (check out our Pinterest Board: How To Workout at Home).
Excuse: It’s too cold or it’s too hot.
What it really means: I’m using something I can’t control (weather) as an excuse to stay home.
Solution #1: If it’s too cold… bundle up, suck it up, and start exercising because working out makes you warm!
Solution #2: If it’s too hot…find a nice cool gym, drink lots of water, & take a cold shower when you are done.
Excuse: I’m out of shape.
What it really means: I’m afraid or embarrassed to workout in front of people who I think are in better shape than me.
Solution #1: Find a comfortable, welcoming place to workout. It’s not always easy, but ask around and search for a place that fits you.
Solution #2: GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD! Trust me, most of the time it’s our own heads that are the most judgmental. You might be spending all this time worrying about what other people will think, when in reality they aren’t paying ANY attention to you. I can honestly tell you that 9 times out of 10, the class participants are watching themselves in the mirror or the instructor.
Solution #3: Just START! Everyone has to start somewhere. Do you think Jillian Michaels was born with that body? NO! She worked her butt off to get in shape and stay in shape.
So there you have it! Are you going to make excuses or are you going to make changes? Only one will get you to your goal.