I just did a press release today about Excuses people use for not working out. I actually had to cut the list down, but I thought it would be interesting to see what people have told you. Since we are always giving Fitness Tips, this is a great way to look back and see what people say to get out of working out. What excuses would you add to the list that I made:
You can add lack of $ to the list , although a poor excuse at best!
I can see where some folks nowadays can’t afford a personal trainer, a gym membership or home equipment but they can afford to MOVE more!
Walking or running around the neighborhood is completely free and even ExerciseTV lets you stream free exercise videos online.
Tightening your budget doesn’t mean you have to go flabby!
And as I always say, “when there’s a will, there’s a way”
My best excuse was when my 66 year old client called and left a message with the following:
“Hi Mary, I’m so sorry… but I am unable to work out today. I fell out of a plum tree while I was picking plums and I am very sore. ”
Another client texted me with photos of her house almost burning down a few days before Christmas because of her Christmas lights.
These were my best excuses of the year.
I’ve heard many excuses such as:
1) too busy (work or family);
2) lack of transportation to get to and from the gym;
3) no baby sistter;
4) back pain;
5) knee pain;
7) lack of finances;
8) lack of motivation;
9) not disciplined enough; and the chart topper
10) I just got my hair done and don’t want to mess it up (this is very common among African-American women).