We all know why we should exercise. In case you forgot, I attached an infographic below, 30 Minutes of Exercise, The Key to A Happier, Healthier You. I need to print it and tape it to my mirror, because despite all these wonderful benefits of exercise I still make excuses… and I don’t exercise. At least not on a regular basis. Can anyone relate to my excuses?
- I have no motivation. I am 30-something, with four kids, and little physical energy. These three facts alone should motivate me to stay healthy with exercise but they don’t.
- It gets boring. I have a short attention span. If I am not entertained or deeply interested, forget about it. I flip-flop between exercise routines like a fish out of water.
- I don’t prioritize my time. When I could be exercising I am sitting at the laptop working on my blog. I need to set aside the time for exercising, even if it’s just a short routine. It might even help me be a better blogger!
- I don’t feel like it. I am tired, or I have a headache, or maybe I am just stressed out from being a mom and wife. So I pour a glass of wine and chill on the couch with Brad or the girls.
- My ADHD gets in the way. “I am going to exercise… oh wait… let me feed the baby, help Taylor with math, wipe a dirty butt, take out the trash, make the girls clean their room, check my email…” You get the idea.
Still… I want to be fit and healthy so here we go again… My latest routine lasts about 10 minutes. So far I feel the burn in my abs, legs, gluts, and chest. Not bad for 10 minutes. Either it’s a good routine or I am a weakling… either way, burn means progress. Maybe I can stick with this routine for longer than a week. If not you can be sure one of my excuses for not exercising has won yet again.
Signing off, Tina
Tina has a fantastic blog which you can find over at Los Gringos Locos.