#TransformYourLife: Top 10 excuses for not working out


1. You don’t have time

Like anything else in life, you must MAKE the time. Time will not miraculously open up in your busy life. You MUST make working out a priority and if it means waking up earlier to work out or foregoing those daily social lunches with your buddies at work for a quick walk/run…then so be it.

2. You find it or think of it as boring

Your attitude will dictate your level of success. Going into physical activity with an open mind works wonders. Once you form the habit you will begin to immensely enjoy working out.

3. You don’t know how to

If you’re a beginner and have no clue where to start begin by doing some research. If you don’t have time for research, then hire an expert that can guide you on what to do.

4. You lack energy and/or motivation 

Fatigue and low energy can both be reversed by an activity as simple as taking a 45 minute walk 3 to 4 times a week. Motivation calls for you to have a good reason that will keep you committed to your physical activity.


5. You think you’re too old

There is no age cap on being physically active. Just find an activity you enjoy and get started! The more physically active you are, the more benefits you will reap as you age.


6. Your back, knees (arthritis) or other body parts hurt

Your conditions do not exempt you from physical activity. Engaging in physical activity can help shed excessive weight and alleviate symptoms which will make you feel much better over time.


7. Your current physical condition is discouraging

Do not let your current state discourage you. Thoughts such as “I am already too over weight there is nothing that can be done” should be replaced with positive ones such as “I can get start working towards a better goal today”.


8. You don’t have access to a gym 

Working out is not confined to a gym. You can go for a walk, workout from home, the park, play with your children, hiking, cycling, swimming, dancing, outdoor running….the list in inexhaustible. You simply need to find an activity you enjoy and that you can commit to perform consistently.


9. You tried to workout but did not get any results 

Losing weight is a journey. It takes time, patience, consistency and commitment. It takes 4 weeks for you to notice your body changing, 8 weeks for your friends and 12 weeks for the rest of the world. Give it 12 weeks. Don’t Quit!


10.You’re thin and don’t need to work out 

Just because you are thin doesn’t mean you are exempt from staying physically active. Studies have shown that thin people are prone to accumulating visceral fat – fat stored around your internal organs -and can still suffer from lifestyle ailments such as high cholesterol, heart attacks, high blood pressure etc and diabetes.



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