Lose the Excuses
What excuse keeps you from exercising? It’s amazing how these rationalizations invade our thoughts and hold us back. But it’s time to recognize excuses for what they really are … excuses! Here are some tips on how to lose them:
•Excuse 1: I don’t have time to exercise.
We all have hectic lives and busy schedules, but you only have one body and it needs to be treated well. Ask yourself this: How much television do I watch? If you have time for a 30-minute show, you have time for a 30-minute sweat session. If you don’t have 30 consecutive minutes available, fit in three 10-minute bouts of physical activity. A calorie burned is a calorie burned, no matter the time! And keep in mind that there will be days where you just can’t fit in the 10 minutes. Don’t use it as an excuse to stop exercising — just pledge to find time the next day to get moving again.
•Excuse 2: Exercise is boring.
The exercise that burns the most calories is the one you like the best! Do what you enjoy doing: take a dance class, go for a bike ride, walk with a friend or pop in a fitness DVD. If you like it, you’ll keep doing it — and that’s how you burn the most calories.
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