“I’m too busy to work out”
Angela Marshall, a life and weight-loss coach, says this excuse is easy to overcome.
You just have to examine it from anew perspective.
“If someone offered you $100,000 to commit to exercise, would you do it?” she asks.
“If you said yes, then you can fit it in – you’ve just chosen not to.”
It’s also worth noting that you don’t have to complete hour-long workout sessions each day to reap healthy benefits.
Ten-minute bursts of walking, stair climbing or squats performed several times a week can help you sleep more soundly and feel better.
“I can’t afford a gym or personal trainer”
“There are free and low-cost options,” says fitness trainer Lisa Workman.
Borrow workout DVDs from your local library, watch videos on YouTube, or take up walking or running for fitness – all you really need for those is a pair of shoes.
And if your heart is set on a personal trainer, pool your finances with friends and hire one as a group.
“I try exercising, but my weight won’t budge”
Losing weight should not be your exercise goal.
In most cases, relying on exercise to shed kilos is a losing battle unless you are laso committed to a healthy restricted-kilojoule diet.
Instead, concentrate on the benefits that exercise delivers, such as improved blood pressure, increased staminaand alower risk of diabetes.
You’ll have a toned body, and the more muscle mass you have, the faster you’ll burn kilojoules – and those endorphins will make you feel great.