How many of us have made excuses for not finding the time or effort to work out? Here are some common excuses and ways to combat them when you find that little voice in your head telling you “let’s skip today, you don’t really need it.”
Too Busy? Everyone is busy. But your workouts don’t have to be complex or long! Keep it simple on your busiest days. You can spend less than 30 minutes doing a powerbodyz workout or 15 minutes practicing yoga at home. Everyone should have at least 5 minutes for peaceful meditation, as well. And even though 6 AM is early (!) just think how nice it is to get your workout done before the day begins! It really leaves you no room for excuses later in the day.
Too Chubby? Do not let your weight keep you from hitting the gym, the yoga studio, or the pavement for a walk/run! Exercise is the best way to build your confidence- and to meet like-minded individuals who value fitness and will help to keep you motivated! Yoga also promotes self-acceptance. We can always improve, but we have to nurture ourselves through the process.
Too Distracted or Scatter-brained? Everyone is multi-tasking these days. But it is important to find the time to roll out your mat to get a powerbodyz or yoga workout, or to fit in some fresh air with a nice walk or run. It is better to exercise between moments of chaos rather than not exercising at all. Yoga can clear your head and help you find YOUR balance so that you can properly manage the stress and chaos in your life.
Too Guilty? Right now, I want you to release any guilt you might feel about exercising. Do not think of it as selfish time. There is NOTHING selfish about taking care of yourself. You take care of everyone else in your family…do not feel guilty about taking care of YOU. I truly believe that by focusing on health and well-being in a positive way, it will make each of you a better person and a positive role model for your children. Besides- your example will inspire your kids to get outside exercising too! This week’s challenge is to get rid of ANY guilt you may be feeling about taking the time to exercise or educating yourself on being healthy. RELEASE THE GUILT. Do it for yourself, you deserve it.
Lastly- the best way to stay committed to exercising? Not just being a part of HBHL, but joining us for the workouts! Jump in on a carpool, or commit to meeting friends at the park or gym- having others depend on you is an excellent source of motivation!! For those of you haven’t been committed to the workouts- there are plenty to choose from, and lots of inspiring and motivating women to help you reach your goals, whatever they may be!