Know when not to say NO to EXERCISE!!
Before physically sweating your heart, soul, and body at the gym you need to fight your mind to get out and do it (which is a much more difficult task if you ask anyone). It’s okay to give yourself a break every now and again. But when you’re making excuses more and keeping your exercise commitment-less, it’s time for an intervention. Here are some common excuses – and ways to fight them. It’s time to get yourself in gear.
Where is the time?
This is probably the most common excuse of all. In our rush and hurry world, it seems to find time for things that matter is nearly impossible. Think again. No, you can’t get more hours added to your day, but you can manage the hours you already have a little better.
My travel schedule is so erratic!
The beauty of weight-bearing exercise is you can do it anytime, anywhere. Walk between concourses at the airport. Choose hotels with a gym so you can walk on the treadmill. Ask the concierge about good places to run or walk near the hotel. Practice the exercises listed in tip one in your hotel room. Plan walking meetings.
Traffic keeps me on the road because of which I can’t hit the road!
You can exercise in the home or office gym. While It is nice to exercise at the gym but it isn’t necessary for every workout. Try a 15-minute HIIT routine before work. You can hit the gym on the weekends. Alternatively, you can join a gym near your job and head there for exercise. When your finished traffic will likely be lighter, so you’ll get home at about the same time.
I don’t have the stamina!
I only have 15 or 20 minutes free in my day. That’s not really enough time, so why bother? HIIT or high-intensity interval training lets you do more in less time. Mix periods of high-intensity exercise (think 8 or above on a scale of 1 to 10) with rest or slower paced exercise. An example would to alternate sprints with walking. HIIT can be as effective as longer periods of exercise. 15 minutes of HIIT is equivalent to 30 minutes of steady state exercise. What’s more, you quickly build stamina and torch mega calories.