You name it; I’ve heard it- people think of the most creative, most interesting and sometimes most unbelievably humorous reasons as to why they do not exercise. But it all boils down to the same thing- an excuse is an excuse. The fear of the unknown, the fear of failure, fear of success or just plain fear is what stops a great deal of people from attaining their goal.
In most life situations having a certain level of fear is acceptable, because in most instances the chance of a good outcome is as likely as having a bad outcome. Whether it is trying to reach your full potential, get your dream job, dream car or even dream partner, being cautious, and testing the waters before jumping in headfirst is a definite necessity in some cases.
However, this need we have to be careful and wary does not apply to your health and fitness.
Your whole life you have spent making excuses as to why you didn’t apply for that job, why you didn’t take that internship, or why you didn’t approach that girl. This uncertainty and excuse making culture has now transferred over to how you deal with your health and it is time to stop making up excuses. There are no drawbacks, downsides or negative outcomes when it comes to looking after your health, so stop making up excuses as to why not, and start thinking about why you should.
On the other end of your excuses is a whole new world just waiting to be explored, dropping that excess body fat and wearing that dress you’ve been eye-balling for years. Being able to run that 5k for breast cancer to show support for a loved one. Being able to pick up your grand kids while you play with them for the first time. Telling yourself you cannot is only holding yourself back from what you can.
Why live a life of second thoughts, doubts and regret- on the other side of your excuses you will find just what you’ve been searching for. You will have more energy, more confidence, become more secure, you will be happier, live longer, live better, feel better, be stronger, be fitter, feel sexier, be healthier. There is nothing but positivity on the other end of your excuses.
It doesn’t matter how tired you say you are, how little time you believe you have or how unable you think you are, there is always a place to start when it comes to keeping fit. Getting up on a morning and doing 10 jumping jacks is a start, keep adding 10 every week and by the end of the month you will be doing 40 jacks with ease, and all before breakfast.
Being able to finally get out of bed and be full of energy, rejuvenated and ready to start the day will become the norm, you will now start seeing life full of possibilities. When you stop making excuses and start to exercise the world becomes yours.
Become the face of fitness you’ve always wanted and find out what awaits you on the other side of your excuses.
Fitness professional, studied health and fitness for a large portion of my life , even completed my degree in Sports Science. I am currently based in Barbados and just wanted a platform to be able to share and involve anyone who is interested in health and fitness and might not know where to go or how to begin.