January 3, 2012 10:42 PM
I Don’t Have Time
Schedule workouts, approx 30-60 minutes a day, in your daily planner. If you make it part of your daily agenda you will be more likely to stick with it. Cardio can be done in shorter amounts if the intensity is higher. Time management is key to success in anything you do. Besides, most of us have time to lounge around on the couch. Let’s use this time more wisely.
I’m Too Tired
From experience, I can tell you that after at least 15 minutes of exercising the stress from the daily grind will go away. You will have even more energy and find yourself accomplishing things at home that you normally put off. You will find after consistent workouts that you will have an enormous amount of newfound energy!!!! So, jump on a treadmill and go!!!
The Weather is Crappy
Always dress appropriately and if the outside weather is not desirable remember that at the gym-the weather is always nice : )
I Have a Nagging Injury
Visit your physical therapist or doctor. Most doctors will prescribe exercise in progression to help strengthen the injury.
Don’t train the body part that is painful. For example, if your shoulder is sore, work on legs. You might want to reduce the weight, or focus on form, or find another exercise that doesn’t irritate the injury.
The Gym’s Too Crowded
Schedule your workouts at off-peak times. Try a lunch hour or early morning session.
I’m Too Fat and Out Of Shape to Exercise
You’re only going to get fatter and more out of shape the longer you make excuses and wait. Start out with small doses such as 10-15 minutes on the treadmill and progress as your body will allow. Hire a personal trainer to be there by your side to motivate and give you direction according to your fitness level
I’ve Nothing to Wear to The Gym
The #1 thing is to get moving. Nobody cares what you are wearing. Wear clothing that is most comfortable to you. It is not a fashion show. Wear sweats, t-shirt, sweatshirt, etc… Make sure that you have comfortable clothing on when you exercise.
Exercise is Boring
Find an activity that you enjoy. Try something new a couple times a week. Choose from the bicycle, Elliptical, walking track, treadmill, rowing machine, stepper, classes, weight lifting. Grab a buddy and make it competitive so that you are always motivated. Invest in an MP3 player, Ipod, cd player, etc…and listen to music or audio books while you’re exercising. Find things that will make it more enjoyable. Also, change the way you look at exercise. You are exercising to feel better, be more mobile, to be able to do the things that you want to do, to feel better in that sexy little black dress. Keep these things in mind will keep you motivated.
Exercise Makes Me Too Sore
There is no way around it, but after the initial soreness you will feel much better and as long as you keep consistent your soreness won’t revisit very often. Mild exercising while your sore will flush it from your system. “Hurt’s so good.”
I Travel Too Much Too Exercise
Try to book a hotel with an exercise room. Ask the front desk for the nearest walking or running path. Try to take packable weights and stretch bands. There are a dozen ab exercises you can do, pushups, leg lifts, lunges etc… Check the Internet for exercise ideas or ask your local personal trainer for more ideas.
Joining a Gym is Expensive
You don’t have to join a gym to get into shape. You can do it all with a couple weights and cardio. Talk to a personal trainer for more ideas on exercises and structure.
Nutrition Labels are Confusing
You don’t need to walk around with a calculator adding up calories. Eliminate, cookies, candy, soda, fast food, and white breads. Always eat a lean protein along with a good carbohydrate. Have someone explain what to look for on the labels so that they aren’t so confusing.
I Worked Out Today So I Need More Calories
This just isn’t so. You’re goal is to be in caloric deficit and I’m not talking 1-3 small meal a day deficit. Your body will harbor fat for energy if you do that. I’m talking about a logical deficit where you eat a prescribed amount of calories a day, generally, 1200 or more and a good strong workout. If you workout, then binge on pizza I will guarantee you that you will be exceeding your calories, not to mention the fat and bad carbohydrate you would be consuming.
I Like to Binge Before my Period
Find activities or food that will replace these binges. If you feel a binge coming on try taking a walk, cleaning, washing your car, etc… If chocolate is your downfall try a chocolate protein drink, or a chocolate protein bar. Experiment and find something that works for you.
I Really Don’t Eat That Much
This could be your problem. If you don’t eat enough to supply your body with enough energy then it will go into starvation mode and lower metabolism, use much needed lean muscle mass for energy, and store the food that we DO eat as fat. You will find that if you eat smaller, healthier, more frequent meals your metabolism will be more efficient and when you add in exercise you will be a burnin’ machine.
It’s The Weekend
The weekend can undo everything that you have strived to achieve through the week. Make sure your meals are planned and prepared for the weekend. Give yourself a reward after a week of staying on track such as a dinner out at your favorite restaurant.
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