It’s 4.30am…..It’s too early!
It’s -1C outside……It’s too cold!
I start work at 6am…….I haven’t got time!
My knees hurt……I have an injury!
Every single one of these “excuses” went through my head this morning when my alarm went off and none of them are valid!….they are all bullshit excuses we tell ourselves in order to not get the exercise done that we should do.
We all want to achieve goals and dreams but naturally look for the easy way out, no one wants to work hard for them.
We don’t want to exert ourselves for the fear of pain or being uncomfortable in the pursuit of our goals. But beyond that pain and discomfort is success you just have to want it bad enough.
We are all too happy to be in our bubble of warmth, comfort and security than push that extra bit harder to get what we want.
But what if you dare to break out of that bubble and try something new to become more active, so what if you don’t quite get it first time round or you don’t enjoy it, pick something else and try again. Don’t allow excuses to poison your mind and stop you from achieving new things.
For every excuse to not exercise there is a good reason to go through with it…
It’s 4.30am…it’s too early!…..Bullshit……the world is a different place in the mornings, its peaceful and calm and is perfect to relax and focus your mind. Enjoy the fact that your out there doing something whilst everyone else is asleep. Your already ahead!
It’s -1C outside…It’s too cold!…..Bullshit…..You have clothes just put extra layers on! Once you are moving your body warms up and you feel better.
I start work at 6am…..I don’t have time!…..Bullshit…..If you get up early enough you make the time. Be efficient with your time as well, get multiple things done at once to save time. Exercise doesn’t have to be an hour on the treadmill, it can be as simple as a brisk walk for 20 mins.
My knees hurt…..I have an injury!……Bullshit….Yes avoid aggravating an injury but they can be healed with a physio or doctor but don’t allow it to stop you. Find something else to do instead, go swimming, try some shadow boxing, go for a walk….there is always something else you can do!
Don’t allow yourself to come up with excuses each and everytime. Exercise has far more benefits to you than getting fitter so get your ass up early, wrap up warm, find something you enjoy and get it done!!!
No more excuses!!