Limit Your Exercise Excuses
Here is a great tip that I have discovered these past two weeks; when you get dressed in the morning, wear your work-out clothing.
If you are a work-at-home or stay-at-home person, this will be very easy for you. When you are already dressed as you will be for your work-outs, you are more apt to remember to exercise and your excuses are limited (i.e. I don’t have time to change my clothes, I am not wearing my exercise gear so I can’t go walking with the kids, I don’t want to get my nice clothes all sweaty). You can get moving and work-out anytime (in your home, a walk/run around the neighborhood, at your local rec center or gym). You are saving so much time and the excuses will stop.
If you are a person who works outside of the home, always keep a bag with your work-out gear (exercise clothes, shoes, deodorant, travel size toiletry items, change of clothes, etc.) in your car or at work with you. This will limit similar excuses so that you will not be tempted to skip an opportunity to exercise. I know it is hard to find the time to exercise when you work outside of the home, but with your bag being so available to you, I am sure you can find some exercises to do during your lunch hour (i.e. HIIT, walking/running around the neighborhood of your work) and many large corporations have a gym on-site for their employees. Use it! Get, at least, 30 minutes of exercise into your daily routine while at work. The remaining lunch hour can be used to eat that healthy lunch you made at home and brought to work with you. You are saving time, money, and excuses.
So let’s all stop the excuses and get our 30 minutes of activity into our daily schedules. Start small and work towards more exercise as your schedule allows. Make better choices and less excuses!