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No More Exercise Excuses!

Busting 5 Common Workout Excuses


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I am a 73 year old female. Have always done some moderate exercise, but the last year I have been in a lot of pain so I used that as my excuse. Now I am looking at it differently. I read on Sparkspeople "think what you can do ,not what you can't do". That hit home and I have been doing walking with walking sticks , sit and be fit and some stretches before I get up out of bed in the morning. I feel really good about it.Thanks to everyone who gives incentive to just keep trying. Report
Good information in this article! Report
I will save this article to come back to from time to time! Report
Needed these reminders! Report
Great Article Report
Thank You for a great article. Report
Taking two steps forward and one step back is still progress! Report
OMG! I'm so guilty of using excuses 1, 4, and 5. Report
I'm sure I could think of a few more reasons not to exercise. If exercise isn't "FUN" no one wants to do it! I try to keep it fun! I love working out in the pasture, mowing, cutting trees up and building a burn pit are just a few. I love playing fetch with my dog Holly and I really love to ride my horse. I also love my Wii Fit U! Soon I'll be stocking the barn with Hay. 75# bales. I get 20 at a time, so go figure. The workout is totally awesome. Sometimes I don't have to put the bales on the trailer, but every time I have to unload. I have started doing pushups to build up my arms for this Fall!! Report
It's easy to say "if you're depressed, get out and exercise". But if you're suffering from depression or grief, moving is the last thing you want to do. It's like you're paralyzed and can't move. Until you experience this, don't just say "oh get over it". It doesn't help us. Report
Depression isn't an excuse. It's a reason. Report
#2 what do I do when I don't watch tv for any length of time at all?

How do I find time to work out when my brain is too tired and if I find any time for me at the end of any of my 7 days of work, I default to sleep?

Please take me back to the 50's when a guy made kids with a woman then stayed with her and helped raise them, not leave her to make and maintain a household for four people, please. Then, maybe my brain wouldn't be so offline thant i am genuinely too tired.

Maybe my being mad is equivalent to a work out?

Ok, I'll go work out. Report
I'm good for Excuse # 1 due to not sleeping well at night. I am hoping the research is correct that with continued exercise it will start improving my sleep patterns. Report
im a 47 female who can still do the splits and chartwheel and done three. years workout on the wii fit 2 hours and walk 5 to 7 miles aday. STILL CANT LOSE NO MORE THE 20 POUNDS AND IS READY TO GIVE UP PLEASE IS THERE ANYONE WHO UNDERSTAND AND BEEN VERY phsical all there life and understand.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. arhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Report

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