06 Feb Tips: Top 10 Excuses Why People Don’t Workout and My Secret Fixes for Them!
Posted at 09:09h
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Top 10 Reasons People Say They Donâ€™t Exercise:
10. I donâ€™t have time.
For those of you who â€œdonâ€™t have time,â€ I want you to exercise first thing in the morning. Even if it means getting 15 minutes less sleep, I want you to wake up 15 minutes earlier and get your exercise in, preferably before your family wakes up. Not only is this practical but it also sends a message to your heart and mind that you count too and that your needs must be met before you start addressing the needs of your family.
SECRET: Exercise for 15 minutes before your family members wake up.
9. I donâ€™t have the energy.
When Iâ€™ve looked closely at the lifestyle of people who donâ€™t have energy it usually comes down to their eating habits. Theyâ€™re usually skipping meals, then eating big meals and often consuming a lot of sugar. Large, erratic meals laced with sugar and carbohydrates lead to a spike in energy followed by a crash in energy, which is hard to recover from. I recommend eating 5-6 small meals throughout the day and I recommend that each meal contain protein. Sounds time consuming but itâ€™s not! On Sundays, I ask my husband or my mom to watch the kids while I go grocery shopping and then prepare a weekâ€™s worth of food.
I make sure to stock my kitchen with fresh fruit, fresh vegetables including lettuce which Iâ€™ll need for salads, Trader Joes pre-packaged trail mix and everything Iâ€™ll need to make protein shakes during the week. Once home from the grocery store, I hard-boil 2 dozen eggs, and I prepare 2 dozen chicken breasts which I can use to make sandwiches, or put in salads or whole wheat pasta. In the long run, this actually saves me time because there is only 1 major clean up I have to do in the kitchen and the weekâ€™s worth of food is now readily available. Trust me - this is a lifesaver when my husbandâ€™s off fighting a fire, the kids are dancing on the table and the dogs have escaped and are running down the street chasing the neighborâ€™s cat!