Excuses Don’t Get You Results …

The Definition of Excuse:
1. attempt to lessen the blame attaching to (a fault or offense); seek to defend or justify.
2. release (someone) from a duty or requirement.

There’s only one excuse that is getting in the way of your results and that’s YOU!

Throw your excuses out the window and make your health your priority! The good news is, your dog can’t eat your treadmill, which means you have very few good excuses for skipping your workout. Occasionally you have a wedding to go to, or you’re in open-heart surgery, or a meteor is three hours from striking the Earth, but most of the time your excuses are not as creative as you think.

Here are the most common excuses I hear as a fitness coach and here are my rebuttal to those excuses …

1) Feeling Under the Weather – Now if you are lying on your death-bed or unable to face the light of day I am not prescribing you workout. If sniffles, light body aches, headaches, etc … it might actually help to exercise. Exercise can clear your sinus passages and flush out harmful toxins. Just be sure to drink lots of water before and after, and don’t make your workout really intense, take a pace that gets the heart pumping, blood flowing, and a little bit of sweat to get you on the road to recovery and keep you on track with your goals!

2) No Time – This is definitely the most common excuse I hear. If Oprah, Sir Richard Branson, The First Lady, can find time … so can we! We have as much time as we make time. If your health is a priority you will make it happen. We have 168 hours in a week – Your priorities, are where you choose to spend those hours. Make the most of them! It’s amazing how much time you can find when you minimize the things that aren’t important to make room for the things that are.

Where do you spend your time? Just like keeping a food journal can be eye-opening, try tracking your time over the next few days with this Time Tracking Tool . You will be surprised when you break it down on how much time we really do have!

Now you can see what it is exactly you spend your time on and make it apparent what it is you really want to spend your time on.

It’s not what you say that’s important to you, it’s what you DO that’s important to you. I know you can get a great workout in 20 minutes, so I refuse to accept ANYBODY telling me that they don’t have time to work out.I challenge you, starting today, to erase the phrase “I don’t have time” from your vocabulary. Instead, say “it’s not a priority.

3) I’M TOO TIRED! – Exercise will actually wake you up. A University of Georgia study found that regular exercise actually decreases fatigue. Exercise gets your blood flowing more efficiently, it revs up your metabolism, improves endurance, and raises your endorphin levels (which helps improve your overall mood and may aid your sleep). Don’t reach for that second cup of coffee, throw on your workout clothes and revamp your energy with some physical activity!

4) I’M OUT OF SHAPE! Well how are you supposed to get in shape, if you keep talking about how out of shape you are. Stop talking and start doing! We all have to start somewhere, so throw the “SHAPE” excuse out and walk in to a workout you are interested in trying. Everyone started somewhere! Try a CPMFITness class, the best way

5) I CAN’T AFFORD IT! – -REALLY?!…Why? Didn’t I see you at the bar last weekend? Are you still smoking? You still have cable TV?… Also there are so many affordable fitness plans that cater to all financial situations!

Track your time and find out how much time you REALLY do have!!!!

*Also a reminder that Yoga Fit Wednesday morning class will now begin at 5:45am to 6:30. This way you can come to a class and do yoga!!!

The O-Board Says…

For Time:

Run a Mile

Then…

2 Rounds for Time of:
100 Double-Unders
25 Overhead Squat
25 Pull-ups

Then Again…

Run a Mile

Posted by: Annie