We’ve all heard them. The long stories, the bad rationalizations, EVERY EXCUSE IN THE BOOK.
Here are some of the most common excuses when it comes to working out and my (very loving) responses to them in italics!
TOP 10 Excuses Not to Exercise (from US News-Health):
- I’m too busy. We are all busy. But we all manage to make time for our favorite TV show, a manicure or lunch with friends, so make fitness high on the priority list as well! It is amazing what we FIND time for when we make it important. Once it’s a habit, you won’t be able to imagine your busy day without it!!
- I’m too old. No way! Fitness is for every age! Our Kaia girls range from 20-65+ and every one gets a good workout. There are always modifications and exercising will only make you feel stronger and more energetic as you age!
- I hate doing it alone. Well, that’s one of the best things about Kaia- you are never alone! This is your team and family and we are here for you everyday!!
- It’s so boring. This simply just doesn’t apply to Kaia.
- My kids get in the way. I know this one is huge for many Kaia moms but we also have some incredible examples of how to make it work. Many, if not most, of our 5 & 6 a.m. ladies are moms and rush out to get their kids to school after they get their workout in! It’s hard juggling it all, but taking care of mommy is just as important as taking care of the kids!
- My back hurts. Chronic back pain is something we hear a lot about, from every age and weight. Taking it slow and making modifications is key to staying injury free. But so is WORKING OUT. Staying inactive will make these aches & pains chronic and worse as time goes on!
- I’m too fat. Many women join Kaia with large weight-loss goals. The hardest part is starting, but you will be glad you did. NOW is the time to turn your life and habits around.
- I’m thin already. I may have been the inventor of this one! But as we all know, SKINNY DOESN’T EQUAL STRONG (or healthy!). Focus on being active, capable, strong and healthy- it’s not all about the pounds on the scale.
- I’m not a ‘gym rat’. Thankfully, you don’t have to be at Kaia. No treadmills, grunting men or dirty locker rooms in site! You just have to be the wonderful woman that you are and get yourself through that door! We’ll do the rest. And, on Saturdays, you get to experience various parks of Sacramento!
- I have arthritis. It is not surprising that this made the Top 10 list. It’s a serious problem that effects so many. Although the process will be gradual and working out will be tough at first, it will HELP in the long run. Maintaining mobility, flexibility and strength are the best ways to help prevent arthritis from getting worse and many experience relief from their symptoms!
With lots of love!
See you tomorrow at Ancil Hoffman Park!
(park on the end of Kenneth Ave, off of Fair Oaks; this is a residential neighborhood so please be courteous of the neighbors!)