I am the QUEEN of excuses to not work out.
Here are some tips to get over them:
1 – Set up your gear in advance.
2 – Have a plan in advance.
3 – Tell people your plan.
4 – Find someone to workout with.
5 – Buy a gym membership (spend money and you’ll want to spend it wisely by using it — at least I do)
6 – Try an online program — dietbet.com is super popular right now. Try ToneitUp.com (if I haven’t mentioned that enough already), sparkpeople.com, etc.
7 – Monitor – Track your workouts and progress. Get a step tracker (like fitbit) and keep a daily food journal to keep yourself on track, or guilt yourself into that workout (only 1,000 steps today, gotta do better than that!)
8 – Set goals – 10 miles this week? Increase your weights? Add an extra rep? Decrease your run/walk intervals?
9 – Sign up for a class – social motivation
10 – Have fun! Seriously! What’s fun for you? Try to incorporate things that motivate you personally into your workout.
Those excuses will just float away…
How do you motivate yourself and ignore your “excuses”?