There are 2 keys components needed to lose weight and to tone up. Firstly you need to eat healthily and secondly you will need to workout.
Unfortunately, for some of us we will struggle with one aspect and will continuously make excuses why we cannot workout.
Here are some of the most common excuses we all make not to workout:
#1: You don’t have enough time
While it is true that many of us lead much busier lives than in the past, to say that you have no time to workout is not necessarily true.
To get a good workout you don’t need to spend hours in the gym. There are various workouts that can be completed in just a few minutes that will help you burn hundreds of calories.
You can view an example below:
There will also be numerous opportunities throughout the day where you will get a few seconds or minutes to do some exercise when you are out and about.
Remember every little thing that you do can add up to make a big difference over time.
#2: You don’t see immediate results
You did not gain weight overnight so you cannot expect to see miraculous results overnight either.
It may take time and a little hard work but you will get there eventually.
Just say to yourself that these changes that you have made are improving your health, which is in my opinion is more important than how you look currently.
Every day is a step closer to your goal.
#3: You are too tired
There is a reason why you are too tired, it is because you don’t workout.
Of course getting started is going to be the hard part as you wont be used to it, but I promise that after a few sessions you will start to feel better.
Your mood will improve and you will start to feel more energised.
#4: You wont be able to sleep after exercise
This is a common myth that has been found to be false.
The truth is that whether you exercise now, or in an hour, or an hour before bed, it wont have any negative impact on your sleep.
Exercise has been shown to help relieve stress, which will help improve your sleep.
#5: You have children
Having children is not an excuse not to workout.
Of course it is not practical to take your children to the gym, but there are still plenty of alternatives.
For example, if your child is still in a pram then you could go for a walk, or even a little jog.
You could even do a little exercise while you take your children to the park, or while they are watching a little TV. There is ample opportunity if you really wanted to exercise.
#6: It is embarrassing
You may feel self-conscious going to the gym, but let me tell you that no one will be looking at you there.
Everyone will be too caught up in their own workout to care what you are doing. Remember we all have to start somewhere and everyone else at the gym were beginners once.
You could take a friend with you for company too, or perhaps do a little exercise at home if you are really that self-conscious.
#7: You will just quit anyway
Just because you may have quit before does not mean that you will quit this time.
Most of us have quit something at one time or another, but you need to learn from this and move on.
If you are consistent with your training then it will become easier and you will be more likely to stick with it.
Keep a diary of your progress and keep looking back over it to see just how far you have come.
The benefits of exercise far outweigh any negatives, so you need to make sure you do it. Your health and not just your weight relies on it.