Beating the Five Exercise Excuses
This article was recently posted on Unico Nutrition’s Blog
I hate giving them and I hate hearing them. They are little lies that you tell yourself or others to get out of doing something that you really don’t want to do or, in some cases, you are too scared to try. If you can just find that one reason that sounds logical enough or good enough to believe – you’re off the hook.
I’m not going to lie – I’m NO ANGEL. I’ve doled out a few excuses in my day, but I’ve always been angry at myself for doing it – well sometimes. There are a few gems I use that I absolutely DO NOT regret:
“Honey, the garbage is too heavy to lift out of the compactor. You’re so strong. Will you take it out for me?” (Wait for it….wait for it…..bat eyelashes)
“Sweetie, will you shovel the driveway? My back hurts from my hard workout yesterday.” (grab lower back and groan)
“(Rubbing eyes)The pollen level is REALLY high today and if I go outside my allergies will be killing me all day long. Will you pick up the dog poop, pleeeeeease?”
Ok, I’ll admit the last one is pretty bad and I will occasionally use it in the winter when every ounce of pollen is buried under 4 feet of snow. But hey – I live in Wisconsin. You wouldn’t want to pick up frozen poopsicles in 20 below wind chill either.
So, back to the excuses. Like I said, I hate them – especially when it comes to a person’s health and fitness. Yes, sometimes it is a chore to hit the gym and yes, it can be a downer to eat just 1 piece of cake, but in the long run, it is what is good for us.
Here are some of my favorite excuses and how I can bust them! Click here to read more….