4 excuses for not working out (and how to overcome them)

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It happens every time. You set out to do something worthwhile and that little devil on your shoulder comes out to try and prevent you from doing the one thing you wanted to accomplish.

The decision to start working out seems to bring out the devil within. All the health benefits of exercise often get overshadowed by a steady stream of excuses. If you invested as much time in your excuses as you did actually executing your goal, you’d already be in the best shape of your life.

So, to give you a boost, here are four common excuses for not working out and the solution to overcoming them.

1. I DON’T HAVE TIME

Between work/school, family, friends, personal time and everything else, figuring out how to fit it all in can be daunting. Finding the time to workout is no less challenging. What if there was a way to get a full body workout in less than five minutes? At only four minutes in length, the world’s fastest workout provides a way to get results when time is short. There really is no excuse for neglecting exercise now.

2. MY KIDS ARE NEEDY

This one can be frustrating. Here’s a great way to work around that. Make them part of the routine. Studio sweat on demand produced a 20 minute for workout for parents to do with their kids. Not only do you not need any equipment, but it’s also a great way to spend time with your kids and exercise at the same time. The children will love it as much as you do.

3. EXERCISE IS BORING

Exercise is work, and work is not always enjoyable. Hence, the reason you don’t do it. Fitness instructor Tony Horton has a solution. He’s created a fun fitness 30-minute routine called “Funapalooza.” It requires a partner and feels more like a game than a workout. This video introduces you to the entire program.

4. I CAN’T AFFORD IT

Not a problem. Hasfit.com has workout routines and programs for people of all fitness levels at no cost to you. Some of these routines require minimal equipment, but they can easily be adapted with household items, like milk jugs and broom handles instead of dumbbells or weights.

So what are you waiting for? Put down your phone and get moving!