“I do not have time to exercise.”
Time. It is probably the biggest reason people give to resist anything, especially unpleasant things. Most people who use this excuse for losing weight or getting into shape are most guilty.
But if anyone can use this excuse and get away with it, they are parents. The minute they wake up, they have responsibilities. The children are right there and they need breakfast. Moms need to help Dads get out the door to work, and Dads need to make the pot of coffee for Mom. (Well, that’s me.)
Point is, time is limited.
I say if you only have a small amount of time to exercise, then at least use that. Find what fits for you.
But here is where there is no excuse: “I have NO time.” Therefore, you reason, you’re going to whither away, gain weight, and feel generally awful all the time. Come on, now, there are so many options open to you. Even if you have just 15 to 20 minutes to exercise, you can do it. How about deep muscle exercise? You can stand in your kitchen and do some of these or on the living room rug. Find a 15-minute workout videos or something.
It is all about making up your mind and doing it. That’s one of the themes in my book Love in a Diet, and it is a motto in our family. You can do it!