Hello you lovely lot,
I’m currently on a 2/3 week break away from my university studies. I don’t know why it’s called a ‘break‘ because I’m still swamped under my dissertation. But instead…here I am…blogging. Moving on…
Being at home has made me realise just how many excuses me and my brain like to make up. It’s impressive. So I thought I’d share to see if I have any competition in successfully avoiding workouts…
1.I don’t have time
The all time favourite. The go-to excuse. This had to be number one right? I don’t think I could feel comfortable publishing this post without it on the top spot.
We have the time to do absolutely anything if we wanted. But life takes over sometimes and your priorities shift slightly. I don’t enjoy reading blog posts that are forcing it down your throat to believe that ‘you’re just being lazy’ and that ‘you do have time you just need to make it’. Partly true, but they’re forgetting we have other things to do at different points in our lives.
It’s ok to miss the one or two workout because you seriously don’t have the time. Let’s just not make a habit of it.
2. I haven’t eaten
I couldn’t think of a worse feeling when your stomachs empty and you’re trying to conjure up energy from somewhere. So to avoid this, I eat. And not go to the gym. As a fitness girl, food will always be my priority as mentioned on my girlie priorities post.
3. I’ve just ate
Typical. Not working out cos you’re hungry, not working out cos you’re full, and before you know it, it’s the end of the day and time for dinner. OOPS!
I know I said that working out on an empty stomach is bad, but I reckon exercising with a full belly is even worse. It’s not natural, it’s not normal, and I now MUST wait at least 90 minutes to workout. And in that time I will most probably eat again.
4. It’s rush hour
Sitting in traffic, bored stiff with a hint of road rage? I’ll pass. Why take twice the amount of time to get there to then arrive in a stinking mood. If you’re British, you would’ve felt the same frustration after coming off of the road at some point in your life.
Also, what comes with rush hour? A PACKED gym. Depending on the layout and amount of machines in your gym, it may be bearable. But for most of you, you start to feel like chickens in a battery farm. And then with busy times comes waiting for a space to cool down or do abs. Annoying and totally unnessecary. Why go then when a few hours later it will be quiet…or I’ll be tucked up in bed. Probably the latter.
5. It’s a Sunday
Even if you’re not religious, the fact that it’s a day of rest is constantly on your mind. Even if you do go for a workout (occasionally I do on a Sunday), it won’t be a maximum effort one…because in the back of your mind niggling away at you, is the fact that IT’S A SUNDAY.
The day that lie ins are socially acceptable worldwide. Unless you’re a student, then it’s every day. When I think of Sunday’s, I think of late breakfasts in bed, fresh, crisp mornings with a Sunday lunch cooking ready for the lazy afternoon ahead of me.
I guess this post really isn’t going to help with my excuses. I will be doing nothing this Sunday now.
6. I’m ill
I don’t mean this is the hospitalised sense. If you’re that ill, please don’t think I’m forcing you to get up out of your bed to do 15 burpees. Not that anyone would be reading my posts while in hospital. ANYWAYS.
What I mean is, “oo my glands have swollen maybe another day” or “oo I have a snotty nose let’s stay in bed”. What my Mum has always taught me, is that if you don’t act ill you’ll be fine. Fair enough, if you’re feeling a tad rough around the edges, go easy or even just get up to do a morning yoga session or stretching. Something is always better than nothing.
I should take my own advice.
7. It’s too hot
When summer comes, all the runners amongst us start to emerge. I won’t go into how jealous I am of you all, that’s from my previous post. But for me, when summer comes, it’s a chance for a new excuse to be used.
Some days, it’s just TOO HOT OK.
8. It’s too cold
Oh yeah. And then it’s way too cold. No way am I leaving my bed to face the harsh winter temperatures in the UK. I’m a student too so having a car is a distant memory (non-existent, I’ve never had one) and I live 30 minute walk away from the gym too.
There’s just no pleasing me… except for the 5 days in the year that are PERFECT weather conditions and even then, I’ll probably come up with one of the other excuses.
9. I’m on
Sorry guys, this ones just for us girls. Period pains can have so much more control over your day then you want them to. When it comes to mother nature , she really does rule the roost. And trust me, I will abide by her and do whatever she wants me to do – listen to your body girls!!
10. But I just washed my hair