In our last post we shared three of the most common reasons we avoid exercise and how to beat those nagging excuses. Now, we have tips for beating three more all-too-common excuses.
Excuse: I can’t leave the kids
It can be hard to get away from the kids, but this doesn’t mean you have to stay sedentary while you’re busy with the family. Take the whole family with you for a run or walk, play games at the park, or make a fun day of active competition. There are fun alternatives to inactive movie nights and video game afternoons, such as making up your own family olympics or participating in a 5k or fun run. And, remember to take a bit of time away every once in a while. As you strive to meet your fitness goals, you’re showing your family that health is a priority to you- and you are instilling that value in your children as well.
Excuse: Exercise is boring
Exercise should not be a monotonous routine that you dread. It takes time for some people to stop hating exercise and learn to love it. If you’re bored by your exercise routine, try something new. Consider dancing, tennis, fitness classes, pilates, or biking. You may find energy with a group of people or exercising outdoors as opposed to the gym.
Excuse: Getting help is too expensive
Sometimes the extra boost of a personal trainer or a gym membership is just what you need to stay motivated to reach your goals. If you are serious about your fitness goals, the cost of a personal trainer is worth it. Having a professional train and coach you can help you make progress in a more efficient way than working on your own. The personal trainers at TwinFitness are here to challenge you and to support you so you make consistent progress. Our nationally certified trainers believe that you can reach your goals.
How do you block out your negative thoughts and push yourself to reach your goals? We love to hear the ways you fight the urge to skip an exercise session. Check out the TwinFitness Facebook page for more inspiration!