Exercise excuses have destroyed the best-made New Year’s Resolutions and workout commitments. Here is the way to turn any excuse around to convince yourself to stick with your exercises plan.
-“I just can’t find the time in my schedule for workout.” Change to; I can’t afford not to make the time, in terms of my long-term health. Including, increased health care costs due to weight issues, decreased productivity due to low energy, and increased moodiness rather than higher spirits and attitude from feeling better.
-“I’m too tired after my never-ending day to work out,” will be replaced by “My energy is up from the rush of endorphins (like chocolate gives).
-“I can’t afford a gym membership or classes,” needs to be replaced by action. Buy a DVD that you can utilize at home at a lower cost. Use a gym opportunity at your neighborhood YMCS, church, or high school organization. Walking outside works most months of the year, and there is always mall-walking.
-“My workout buddy cancelled so I’m going to sleep in.” Is your workout to benefit you or for someone else? Workout anyway.
-“I’m bored with workout.” There are so many possibilities for different types of exercises from tae-Bo, Zumba, Pure Barre, Yoga-laties, or belly dancing! Don’t limit your opportunities, and achieve results that motivate you.
Everyone can come up with a creative reason NOT to exercise, but be your best advocate!
Wednesday 02/29/12- Workout Diary:
Pure Barre- 55 minutes
strength training- shoulders/abs
crunch on stability ball
standing cross toe touch-50 touches
straight arm shoulder raise-8 lb dumbbells
seated shoulder over head extention- 12 lb dumbbells
pilaties bicycle- 25 reps
bent arm shoulder raise- 8 lb
crossover chop- 8 lb kettleball
Wednesday 02/29/12-Food Diary:
1 piece Ezekial toast, 1/2 small banana sliced on top, 1 tbls organic almond butter (210 cal)
1 cup organic egg whites, 1 cup organic spinach, 1 oz non-fat feta (160 cal)
1 cup pasterized egg whites, 1/2 portion whey protein mix (175 cal)
4oz orange roughy (90 cal)
salad- 1.5 cups organic spinach, 1/2 orange sweet pepper, 4 cherry tomatoes, 4 asparagus, no calorie walden farms dressing( 65 cal)
1 whole wheat tortilla, 2 tbls organic chipolte hummus, 4 slices of cucumber (230 cal)
10 dark chocolate acai berries (60 cal)
Seafood Boullibaise (254 cal)*second half of a carry out dinner of my daughters from Tuesday
romaine salad with lightamount/low calorie caesar dressing (144 cal)
1 whole wheat baguette (140 cal)
dipping sauce of rosemary olive oil/balsamic vinegar( 60 cal)
1 cup 0 % Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup fresh sliced peaches (150 cal)