We all know the health and mental benefits of working out. Yet, for most of us, it seems like a daunting task. We look at it as a chore that requires too much effort. It feels like a huge thing that needs a lot of motivation and the right timing. We come up with excuses like "I will start working out from tomorrow" or "It's almost the weekend, I will start from Monday."
It becomes easy to procrastinate and later feel guilty for not accomplishing our goals. We need to stop making excuses and putting ourselves through psychological warfare. It is time to stop doing what is easy at the moment and do the right things that benefit us for a long time.
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There are tons of reasons why someone is not exercising. Even though there are a lot of common excuses we all are familiar with, each of us also has individual justifications. One of the most common reasons that people give is, they are not motivated to work out. Often we think that we need to be motivated every time we start exercising. But that is not true. It is impossible to stay motivated every day.
Motivation is fleeting. We can not depend on being motivated every time. If that is the case, then we only work out sporadically. That is not beneficial at all. Consistency is the key. Having discipline around exercising will help us be consistent and achieve our goals. Motivations and discipline are two different things. When we are disciplined, we work out no matter how we feel.
You are maybe someone who has no interest in working out. Or, you are someone who works out, and currently, you do not feel like doing anything. Either way, there are a few things you can do
We can come up with many excuses if we want. Here are a few of them and how to stop making these excuses.
If you are still making excuses like not having enough time, consider exercising as spending only 2% of your day focusing on your health and fitness. It is all about how we think and get a different perspective. Exercises like HIIT are tailor-made for people who want quick workouts. They are high-intensity workouts to achieve improved fitness levels in the shortest possible time. If you have a mindset that 30 minutes is just 2% of the day, then it's less likely to have a mental block of “not enough time”. It makes it feel easy to work out.
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