I’ve heard a million of ‘em. Excuses people use for why they don’t exercise. From “I don’t have the time; I’m too busy” to “I don’t have the money” to “I don’t want people to watch me” to “I’m too tired/old/fat …”
I try to show compassion as I listen to each of these excuses, but the truth is, it is difficult for me to have sympathy for people who don’t put themselves first, knowing they have but one body to last them for the rest of their lives. Your body is your home — the one place you will inhabit for the rest of your life.
You are, after all, in control of your destiny. You can make time in your schedule to devote 45 minutes to YOU. Even 20 minutes if done daily can make a difference. You don’t even have to set foot in a gym. Swim laps, go biking, practice yoga, begin power-walking around your neighborhood. It’s a start. Need some help meeting your goals? I highly recommend the books by top trainers: Alwyn Cosgrove, Rachel Cosgrove, Coach Robert Remedios, or Martin Rooney.
Lack of a budget doesn’t cut it either. It costs nothing to move your body. There are programs online, apps you can purchase for your smart phone, videos that offer safe and sane workouts, even cable TV programs that can jump-start you. One of my favorite apps is Nike Training. And if you did want to hire a personal trainer, we offer buddy programs to cut down on the expense. Besides, add up and then eliminate those $10 daily visits to Starbucks over a month’s time (which aren’t good for you any way), you suddenly have a personal training budget! Working with a trainer even once a week or once a month will ensure that exercises are performed properly. Not only will you reap the benefits, but there will be a much lower risk of injury as well.
Self-conscious? Nobody is concentrating on you because everyone is in survival mode. Use your workout time to focus on you. And don’t let age or size dictate squat to you. You don’t give your amazing body enough credit. Anything you do is better than nothing, and it’s never too late to get into shape.
For more information on my fitness training programs as well as yoga classes and retreats, call me at 916-715-8377 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your body will thank you.