“Why don’t you exercise more?”
I thought this to myself as I was running today.
I had taken a break earlier in the day to get away from the computer and re-organize my thoughts. Plus it was nice out and I hate being inside when it is nice out. I normally hate running because I am not fast or good at it in anyway. It also takes too long to get any where. At least on a bike you are going somewhere. But, running can give you that cardio work out that the bike just can’t.
Here are some of the excuses I generally give to this question, and a action against them:
“I am tired.”
This is my lazy side getting to me. I am legitimately tired sometimes because my douche-bag neighbors feel it is necessary to come home at midnight and have a block party. But the cops can fix that one I don’t think they can fix lazy. So I will have to just fight that one.
“I don’t want to be away from my family very long.”
I love being with my small family, and hate to leave because something my happen while I am gone. I have to realize that my wife is very capable and can take care of most situations without me. I also have to realize that if I don’t exercise I won’t be here with them anyway. I already went through cancer once, no need to do that battle again.
“I will do it in the morning.”
No matter how I try I am NOT a morning person. An early morning work out is not in the cards. I realize that my ideal workout time is a 3PM. I don’t know why, but that is when I actually get the most from it mentally and physically. I just need to stop that excuse because it is a lie.
If you have any excuses, you may want to really examine them because they may just be empty excuses.
PS Here is a link from about.com to combat the top ten excuses.