We’ve all been there. The week comes and go, and we still haven’t been to the gym. Next week, we all think, next week I’ll go twice … at least. And a week later we find ourselves back in the same position, making promises we know we won’t keep.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Government guidelines recommend just two and a half hours of exercise per week to maintain optimal health. Think about it. Two and a half hours is simple to fit into even the busiest lifestyle.
So let’s examine three of the biggest exercise excuses and how to tackle them.
I don’t have time
If you have time to watch the latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy, you have time to exercise. We often prioritize the wrong things when it comes to relaxation, which can lead to a sedentary lifestyle. But sometimes the best way to relax is to exercise. So instead of opening a bag of chips and plopping on the sofa, hit the gym for an hour. Your mind, mood and body will thank you.
Plus, most of our cardio equipment has televisions attached or nearby, so you can watch while you work out. Two birds, one stone and improved health. What could be better?
I don’t have childcare
It can be hard to carve out personal time once little ones are toddling around. Babysitters are expensive, and somehow the hours seem to vanish between breakfast and dinner. But just because you have a wee one, doesn’t mean you have to spend all your time playing peek-a-boo and hanging out with Yo Gaba Gaba.
Each Women’s Fitness Clubs of Canada fitness club offers childcare for kids up to age 6, making it easy to take an hour or two to workout. Your kids will be entertained while you get active and recharge for the demanding work of motherhood.
Exercise is booooring
So the idea of pounding away on a treadmill doesn’t get you in the mood? You don’t find weight machines and exercise bikes exciting? And maybe repetitive motions, standing in one place, seem a bit dull? We’ve all made this excuse: exercise is boring.
But it doesn’t have to be! Getting fit doesn’t have to mean running or biking. From belly dancing to zumba, kickboxing to yoga, classes are a great way to exercise while learning a new skill. At Women’s Fitness Clubs of Canada, we’re pleased to offer a huge range of classes for every skill level and interest. If you like your exercise routine, you’re more likely to make time for it. So stop making excuses, and join us for a class or two.