My Best Excuses for NOT Working Out
I watched an awesome video and have decided to re-purpose my favourite and most applicable reasons for not working out (“I don’t want to get too big” doesn’t really apply to me, because my goal is fat loss, not size gain lol).
- I don’t have any workout clothes.
Bitch, this isn’t a recording of Turbo Jam. Your socks don’t need to match, and your shoes don’t need to be new.
- I’m too busy to work out today.
Don’t put it off. If you have 10 minutes, you can work out. Procrastination isn’t helping you or anyone else. Rip that shit.
- I don’t really like working out.
Ok, I respect this one, but like the video says: do you like being fat? You have to pick one or the other. Like how you feel 90% of the time, and hate working out for 10%, or hate how you feel 100% of the time, and don’t work out. Your choice, but don’t bitch if you make the wrong one.
- I’m tired…
…probably because you don’t work out. Working out increases the energy you burn, so it increases the energy you have.
- I want to hang out with my friends/family.
Get friends that want to work out. Its a good excuse, our people are what’s important, but don’t let that stop you. Working out will give you more energy to hang out with friends and family.
- I’m too sore.
Work something else. Get some cardio in. Can you walk? Then you can jog lightly.
- I worked out yesterday.
… so? Even rest days should be active. Get a hike in, see some nature. Do some yoga, stretch. You took a shower yesterday and brushed your teeth right? Are you going to skip that today?
- I just ate.
- I’ll do it later.
Don’t lie to yourself. You know that you won’t. If all the time you have is right now, get it done.
- I forgot my supplements.
So? Supplements are a bonus. They SUPPLEMENT your diet to improve results. You don’t need them to work out, and if you take them without working out, you’re wasting your money. Working out is more important. Period.
- I work too much.
You and everyone else.
- I don’t like to sweat.
Seriously?! You must hate summer.
- I can’t afford to get a gym membership.
Working out is free. You don’t need a gym or fancy equipment. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. Youtube has so many videos, and you can learn amazing new exercises that just require your own body weight. Think Shaun T’s Insanity.
- I didn’t see results before.
If you don’t stick with it, you won’t. Seeing results takes time. Give any workout plan you’re on at least a month, and take measurements. If you aren’t seeing change, try and understand why, or switch routines. Anything is better than nothing.
- Eating healthy is too expensive.
Organic food isn’t for everyone. There is a lot of hype and pressure to buy organic and eat 100% healthy or buy junk and eat 100% junk. It’s like the supermarkets and corporations that produce the food want there to be some kind of totally black and white dichotomy. Do I really need to state how utterly absurd and distorted this thinking is? You can’t afford organic carrots? Buy conventionally grown ones. A bunch of carrots is better than a bag of chips. Always.
- It hurts too much the next day.
Good. If you’re sore, you did it right.
- I have injuries.
There are ways to work around those. If you can’t find resources online, ask your doctor to refer you to a physiotherapist. *Disclaimer, use your bloody judgement, and when in doubt SEE YOUR DOCTOR.