Health is Wealth
Now everyone has heard the above statement at some point or the other. What is the use of having all the money or friends in the world if you do not have the good health to enjoy it and them. Sometimes it takes a major event in our lives to realize how important our health is to us. Below are the five common excuses people give people and how you can squash them once and for all if you use these excuses yourselves
Reason 1 – I do not have time
This is a classic and often used excuse. I think most people use this excuse because they think keeping fit has to involve signing up to a gym membership, buy some expensive gym equipment or dedicating massive chunks of their time to their fitness program. Well I have good news for you. You only need to commit 5 minutes each day. And you do not need to join the gym or buy expensive gym equipment. Something as simple as 5 sets of push ups or press ups or even brisk walking up and down your block is all you need to start with.
Reason 2 – No available Fitness Equipment
If this is your excuse, then paying a monthly fee to a gym could definitely solve this problem. While building a home gym could solve any time constraints you may have, it could be a bit expensive if you want to get a wide range of cardio-vascular, weight lifting, boxing etc range of equipment. Signing up to the gym will solve this excuse. Easy.
Reason 3 – I do not have the money for Gym membership
Well if you are ready to join a gym, then it shows you have the commitment to start a fitness program. Definitely a good start. But do not allow a lack of funds stifle your desire to keep and stay fit. Like I mentioned in Reason 1, a run around your block or in the park will be a great way to start. Also if you are interested in building muscle, all you need are a set of dumbbells and you are ready to go. May I also add that you can get dumbbells these days at great prices.
Reason 4 – Need a Fitness Instructor
If this is your excuse then my answer is very simple. Enquire at your local gym and I can guarantee they will be very happy to assign a fitness instructor to help you with your fitness program. Ensure you know what you want to achieve with your fitness instructor, otherwise you might end up wasting his/her time.
Reason 5 – I am too Fat
This is one excuse that stops a lot of people from starting their fitness regime. They think that things have gone so bad that – Why bother even trying? If you are in this boat, then I want to eliminate this lie once and for all. You are never going to lose that excess weight until you start doing something about it. Also nothing is ever as bad as it first appears. People with unimaginable obesity issues have lost and maintained their new weight after a diligent commitment to a fitness and dieting program. If they can, so can you. Do not allow this lie stop you from living and enjoying the life you so deserve. Start today to make plans to begin your fitness program.
Reason 6 – I am Happy with the way I Look
Then you better start a fitness program going to maintain what you got. The last thing you want is to become complacent and start struggling to regain your shape and look. As you may or may not know, it is so much easier gaining it than losing it.
Reason 7 – You can add your own excuse here
And squash it like a stubborn tomato playing in a bath tub full of teenage hungry elephants.
So there you have it. 7 reasons people give to delay or avoid starting their fitness program and ways to overcome them. Your fitness will allow you to enjoy and live the life you so deserve. You can begin with a 5 minute daily session and build up from there. Your Fitness Matters. Take it seriously.