To Workout Or Not To Workout?

By DB
@dgobucks226 (13339)
January 7, 2018 12:33pm CST
New Years Resolution time is here. Many have used this classic favorite, "I'm going to get in shape or join a gym to start the New Year." When it comes down to it, few people actually want to put in the work it takes to achieve such fine physical form. Hey, it tough work requiring a lot of focus and dedication to achieve those results. After all, we are not runway models or professional athletes. So, what happens... after a time we think of creative excuses to quit working out. Here are a few of the more popular excuses given to trainers that keep us out of that pilates class or off the exercise bike. -"I DON'T WANT TO GET TOO BULKY" -"I'M TOO OUT OF SHAPE TO WORK OUT" -"I FORGOT MY HEADPHONES" -"PEOPLE WILL NOTICE HOW OUT OF SHAPE I AM" -"IT'S COLD OUT AND I DON'T WANT TO PULL SOMETHING" -"I DON'T WANT TO GET TOO TIRED BECAUSE I'M GOING OUT" -"THERE WON'T BE ENOUGH MACHINES AVAILABLE" -"I ATE HEALTHY TODAY SO I DON'T NEED TO GO" -"I JUST DID MY NAILS OR HAIR" -"MY WORKOUT BUDDY IS A NO-SHOW" Now those definitely were some really wacky reasons given to this interviewer from "Cheapism" magazine for their article. I am sure there are other reasons people use you could add to this list. Can you think of any excuses you have heard from people to avoid exercising? Source- Cheapism magazine Photo- Google images/livestrong.com
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@bunnybon7 (37205)
• Holiday, Florida
7 Jan
i no longer make resolutions. back when i worked, i was usually too tired after work to do it and now it is a work out when i just walk to the kitchen and a double time one when i have to take a shower with my arthritis and COPD so thats my excuse and i am sticking to it.
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@dgobucks226 (13339)
8 Jan
Well said Bonnie
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@bunnybon7 (37205)
• Holiday, Florida
8 Jan
@dgobucks226 sometimes i manage to laugh about things i can no longer do. better then crying which gets me zip
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@dgobucks226 (13339)
9 Jan
@bunnybon7 As they say "when your dealt lemons make lemonade." Adopting the right attitude is definitely much better than crying about it
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@maezee (33030)
• United States
7 Jan
I kind of hate hearing these excuses. Especially the time one. I feel 99 percent of folks can make time for exercise just choose not to.
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@dgobucks226 (13339)
8 Jan
Yes I do agree with you. Like many things one must set aside time and make a plan to exercise.
@JohnRoberts (61413)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Jan
Time to put on Olivia Newton-John's "Let's Get Physical"!
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@dgobucks226 (13339)
8 Jan
She did look nice in the warm up outfit, lol.
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@Corbin5 (113481)
• United States
7 Jan
Well, I do not go to a gym, but my husband does. His excuse to skip the gym is "It is too cold outside." He is always cold so he might as well go.
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@dgobucks226 (13339)
8 Jan
Well, fortunately for him the gym is indoors. It just getting there that requires some exercise
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@celticeagle (119325)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Jan
No resolutions. Just trying to keep my energy level up.
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7 Jan
To workout.
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@Hannihar (40272)
8 Jan
it is good to work out but I cannot use weights.They are not good for my shoulders.
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@dgobucks226 (13339)
8 Jan
I use those elastic bands Hanni. They help strengthen without the worry of injuring myself.
@Hannihar (40272)
9 Jan
@dgobucks226 DB, what do you mean by elastic bands?
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@dgobucks226 (13339)
9 Jan
@Hannihar They are like exercise rubber bands. Another name is resistance bands or tubing.
@DianneN (82681)
• United States
10 Jan
I have quit the gym I just joined. Too many germs and I don't like spraying and wiping other people's sweat! lol
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@dgobucks226 (13339)
10 Jan
I did not think of that! I hate having to wait for machines and yes going after someone else who just sweated on the machine is gross. Probably why I exercise at home
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@DianneN (82681)
• United States
11 Jan
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@dgobucks226 (13339)
12 Jan
@DianneN Thanks Dianne
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@LadyDuck (171600)
• Switzerland
8 Jan
I never go to gym, I walk, I have a recumbent exercise bike in the basement that I use several times a week, it's enough for me. In summer I like to play tennis table and badminton with my husband.
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@dgobucks226 (13339)
8 Jan
Sounds like you are keeping yourself active. Personally, I don't think going to a gym is necessary to stay in shape.
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@LadyDuck (171600)
• Switzerland
9 Jan
@dgobucks226 I have the same feeling, I never felt the need to go to a gym.
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@zarlamain (24887)
• United States
29 Jan
I don't like visiting gyms unless they are super clean. I prefer working out at home or at parks.
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@dgobucks226 (13339)
29 Jan
Yes I do too. I never enjoy the gym atmosphere. And I don't like waiting for machines to open up. I want to get my workout in and get out of there, so it's much more convenient at home.
@Shiva49 (13838)
• Singapore
8 Jan
I know some gorge on fatty foods under the pretext they have regular workout routine. I restrict myself to daily walks nowadays but used to play Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis - siva
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@dgobucks226 (13339)
8 Jan
I enjoy walking myself. Due to a bad back and knee the jarring aggravates my condition.
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7 Jan
I hate these excuses. If you want to workout you always find a time for that!
@dgobucks226 (13339)
8 Jan
If you want to stay healthy you need to do something. If you really want to do it you want make up excuses.
@peachpurple (12769)
• Malaysia
7 Jan
Try the easy workout at home, watch it on TV, I don't workout because everyone at home is lazy bums
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