No More Excuses
Summer’s over officially. For many of us that means back to school, an uptick in work pace, busier schedules, and, perhaps, getting back to fitness and healthy eating. Sometimes that last part can get put off. In my experience as a fitness professional, there are five excuses that come up most often when I ask people why they haven’t started yet. Here they are along with my thoughts for overcoming them.
Excuse #1: “I’ll do it tomorrow…”
Start right now. Healthy eating and fitness need to be integral elements of your daily life, not something you put off because it’s not convenient right now. Find ways to make your diet and fitness convenient and automatic. Enroll in a fitness class. Find a workout buddy. Make yourself accountable to someone.
Excuse #2: “I am too old.”
You’re never too old to start exercising. The research is clear: Exercise will help you live longer, with significantly increased mobility and independence. Overall, exercise will help improve your quality of life. If you need a little inspiration, check this video out.
Excuse #3: “Cook healthy meals? Please! I don’t have time.”
If you don’t have time to cook full healthy meals at home, check out pre-made meal options at most super markets, or pre-order through stores like Fresh Direct.
Excuse #4: “I don’t have time to exercise”
You can get a full and effective workout in as few as twenty minutes. Drop me an email if you want some ideas on how to do that.
Excuse #5: “I’m too tired.”
If you’re like most people, you’re not getting enough sleep. Set up your environment and routine for sleep success, go to bed earlier and aim for 7-8 hours of sleep. Trust me: it can be done.