The most common excuse for not working out has been found by a survey where most of them have replied with “No time”. ”But examine that excuse at close range and you’ll see it’s usually about something deeper”, says Lavinia Rodriguez, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and author of Mind Over Fat Matters: Conquering Psychological Barriers to Weight Management (iUniverse, 2008). “Typically, it’s lack of motivation, lack of enjoyment, negative associations, fear or maybe low self-esteem,” she says.
“Most people are in denial about their health,” says fitness-industry icon Richard Simmons. “We all have reasons for not exercising, but it all comes down to time management and fear. Fear you’ll get hurt. Fear of embarrassment. Fear of failure.”
If you want something, you’ll achieve it. Here are some promising strategies that’ll help you keep up with the time and workout:
Make a plan for yourself
Chris Evert, 18-time Grand Slam tennis champion says “Decide on the best time for exercise in your schedule and actually enter it into your computer or cell-phone calendar as a repeat event. This way it shows up daily and there’s less chance of you scheduling something during that time.”
Limit the time for social media
We aimlessly scroll up the newsfeed and binge-watch series that we’ve no interest in just because we’re bored. Franklin Antoian, CPT, founder of iBodyFit.com says “Consider trading just 30 minutes of that low-value television time for exercise,” he says. “My guess is you won’t miss it.”
Delegate household chores
Think of all that household and professional tasks you can hand over so you can get out for a walk at lunch or stop by the gym on the way home. Look into things that could be done less often or that which might not need to be done at all.
Let yourself get motivated by money
Putting some money on the go may provide you with the necessary motivation you need to show up for workout. Get a yoga workshop, book some sessions with a personal trainer.
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