How to battle THIS excuse for NOT exercising

You want to want to exercise, but you still don’t do it, and the most common excuse is, “I don’t have enough time.”

 

Can I tell you? I’ve said the same thing.

 

Sometimes we get it in our head that something has to be perfect or absolutely done the right way, or it’s not worth doing at all.

 

Luckily, exercise isn’t that way!

 

Some exercise really is better than none.

 

Let me remind you of what happens…

 

Self dialog:

  • “I should exercise.”
  • “I’ll start tomorrow.”

 

Tomorrow comes.

 

Every single task, chore, responsibility that you had yesterday remains today. So you do those things again and then….

 

Tomorrow goes.

 

You say to yourself, “I don’t have time. I don’t have an hour to figure out what to do, how to do it, and then actually do it.”

 

The next day comes and goes, and you still haven’t done any exercise.

 

Battle the “No Time” excuse with this:

  • One small action.
  • A 5- to 10-minute routine of strengthening your body.

 

This will get you over the perfectionism hump or all-or-nothing mentality and actually get yourself moving!

 

In my experience (and I’ve been coaching women for 25+ years), the women who have found some time have had greater success in getting exercise to be a part of their daily life than those who wait for the perfect time.

 

It’s also been my experience that the women who exercise for 10-15 minutes have better results…whatever the results they are looking for: fat loss, better mobility, feeling stronger, improved posture.

 

Don’t wait for the perfect time…it will never come.

 

Start small, start with a short “mini-workout,” and be happy with your accomplishment!