When it comes to finding excuses to NOT workout, I’m pretty sure no one is better than me!
Oh, it’s snowing? Probably shouldn’t drive in case it’s icy.
What? I have to work late? I’ll be too tired to workout when I get home.
Crap, I just started. Guess I have to take the week off.
I ate a cupcake? Exercising is just a waste at this point.
Excuses, excuses, excuses.
These excuses don’t even make sense, because won’t exercising at least help negate the calories from the cupcake? And isn’t it true that exercising actually gives you more energy and can help alleviate cramps?
All of my excuses are just silly. I use them, because let’s face it, I’m either too lazy or too scared to meet my goals. When you want something bad enough, you make it happen. You don’t let little things (or big things) stand in your way. I would always let anything I could remotely turn into a reason to not exercise get in my way. It’s tiring. It’s like I spend more time finding ways to get out of doing something when I could just do it and get it over with.
So that’s what I’ve been doing lately. No excuses with working out. Can’t make it to the gym? Hey, I have an elliptical AT MY HOUSE! I have weights and yoga videos and jump ropes… I really have no excuse.
Last Friday evening, I had to work late. Usually I would use that as an excuse that I couldn’t exercise because I’d be too tired. But I did it anyway. I came home and jumped on the elliptical, and let me tell you, it felt great. Not just exercising, but it felt great to overcome something I always allowed to hold me back.
Turns out that self-discipline is not only necessary, but it’s what makes you stronger, and it gives you more self-respect. It feels good to push yourself. Who would’ve thought?!
No more excuses. Who’s with me? 🙂