Maybe you Can Borrow something from Billy Blanks ?
Exercise is all about movement. You move your body weight around with
your large muscle groups, or you use your muscles to move weights around.
While active wear is important, not having that special full chest exposing
tank top is no reason to miss those all important workouts.
This Just In: Exercise in your favorite gym clothes burns just as much
calories as exercise in your 2nd team, junior varsity clothes on the bottom of
Keep in mind that during the original Olympics, the participants all
exercised naked. This is not a recommendation but it could motivate you to
not worry about your exercise attire and get your butt to the gym.
Fat for the Gym
And the Gym is for What ?
This poor excuse for missing a workout relates to #6. The misbelief
that you must be in shape to go to the gym goes along with the misbelief that
everyone in the gym is in shape.
This misbelief goes back to the early days of corporate gyms around the
1970s. Back in the day gyms were far different than they are today.
Consider Gold's Gym was founded in 1965 and you can see that "gyms" as we
know it have evolved rapidly over time.
Today there is a good mix of gym members from the morbidly obese to elite
athletes and bodybuilders but the majority of gym members are people just like
you. Do not make this pathetic excuse not to exercise. Get to the
gym or you will be "too fat for the gym" forever.
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The Music in the Gym isn't THAT Bad...
Even if the Kenny G they play at your local gym is enough de-motivation to
skip your gym visit it is still a very poor excuse to not workout.
It is very possible to exercise without your favorite music playlist.
If you are used to exercising with your trusty iPod and you unfortunately lose
it or your battery goes dead give exercise a try.
Change is good and exercising without an iPod for a change could help you get
a better workout by allowing you to listen to and be more conscious about your
If you did lose your iPod you can always pick up a new one but if you miss a
workout because of your iPod your body may never forgive you.
If you make the poor excuse that you don't know what to do for exercise you
need some serious help.
You know how to walk and you know how to sit on a stationary bike and pedal.
These 2 are enough to do all the working out you need.
Just because there are hundreds of machines at your local gym it does not
mean you have to use them all.
If you don't think you know what to do, here is the solution. Get on a
cardio machine, move your body, get you heart rate up and start thinking.
If something doesn't come to mine in say 30-60 minutes, you can go home and
think about what you are going to do next time.
If you really need help and want to learn how to use every piece of equipment
in the gym, a personal trainer is the best option.
The New Year's Resolution Killer
Just like tens of millions Americans start their health and fitness New
Year's resolutions in January, tens of millions Americans make excuses not to
exercise in February when the weather gets bad.
Bad weather is a terrible excuse not to exercise. Even if there is 7
feet of snow outside your door it does not give you the excuse to sit on the
couch all day and watch the boob tube.
Suffer from seasonal depression? There is no better cure than exercise
and even if you are stuck at home due to a hurricane you can still get a great
workout in with or without any exercise equipment.
If you make this excuse often, get on the floor right now and do 10 push-ups!
If Barack Obama has time to Exercise, YOU have Time to Exercise
In the time you just spent reading the first 5 worst 6 excuses not to
exercise you could have been done with half of a challenging body weight workout
The good thing about resistance training is you do not have to spend all day
to benefit from it.
To demonstrate this, if you are ever cold, get on the floor and do as many
push-ups as you can. Time how long it takes for you to get cold again!
Resistance training raises your metabolism and the short term elevation in
body heat from push-ups are just a simple example. Saying you have no time
is ludicrous because every little bit counts.
There are 1,440 minutes in a day. If you can do 30 push-ups in a minute
and spend 5 minutes a day doing them, that is 150 push-ups which is a little bit
but it still counts.
You do not have to spend 3 hours or even 30 minutes in the gym to benefit
from exercise. If you make the excuse that you have no time to miss your
exercise sessions, you likely need to learn how to make the most of your time.