Why “I Don’t Have Time to Exercise” is a Bad Excuse

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Time is money and time can be very limited. But exercising is very important. We also know there are way more benefits to working out than just loosing weight. And as you know, I inspire people to workout to maintain a healthier lifestyle and stronger body. It should really be a part of our daily routines but finding time can be a challenge. Not exercising because you “don’t have time” is an excuse we need to get rid of.

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“I don’t have time to exercise” is essentially saying you don’t have time to prioritize yourself. It’s a bad excuse and an excuse I’ve used many times before. But I keep reminding myself that time is a choice, just like happiness is. It’s not about finding additional time but it’s about finding time that fits into your existing schedule.

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We all have extremely busy lives. Our schedules are jam packed with work, family and friends and extra curricular activities. Working out is important for everyone regardless of why you choose to do it. If you feel like you have zero time to workout, you’re wrong. It’s not that you don’t have time, it’s just not important enough for you to want to do it. You’re prioritizing everything but yourself.

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We need to change our mindsets. The reality is, if you use that excuse, you’re choosing to prioritize other things. We’ve got to take accountability and realize that we are making the choice as to how to prioritize our time. If we fix our mindset it changes from an exercise to an opportunity. Take back control of your time.

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Lastly, you don’t need hours to get a good workout in. All you need is a solid thirty minutes. If you don’t have a solid thirty, you can do ten minutes in the morning, ten minutes in the afternoon and then a final ten minutes in the evening. You don’t need a gym membership or weights. My grandfather said “if you don’t use it, you lose it.” He and my grandmother worked out together, everyday, until the day he passed away at the age of ninety-six. My grandmother is currently ninety-seven (will be ninety-eight in August) and still exercises daily. Not exercising shortens our lives. And to further prove my point, I once read “those who don’t make time for exercise will need to make time for illness.” – Unknown.

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Here are a couple links to workout videos you can do in your own home, hotel room or somewhere outside. Traveling to a gym, you’ll obviously need more time. Alleviate that extra trip and pop these videos on wherever you are to get it done.

PopSugar Fitness

Hasfit

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