Sometimes even the best laid plans go awry…like setting my alarm for 6:15 and then hitting snooze until Smalls comes in at 7:00 and tells me it’s time to make breakfast. Oops!
I’m beginning to think that I need to invest in a Clocky…
I’m guessing that I’m not the only tired mama out there who was up all night with a teething baby. So what’s your excuse? Because, that’s really all it is. Sure, I’m tired. And yes, it would be so much more relaxing to lay in bed…but what does that do to my motivation? To your motivation?
Like I said, I’m not the only one. I know you make them, too, so let’s make a list, shall we?
A few of the reasons that I’ve been known to skip a workout day
- I’m tired.
- I can’t find socks (yes, I’ve actually used that excuse).
- My favorite workout bra is dirty.
- I don’t have time.
- I only got X hours (or minutes) of sleep.
- It’s hard to workout with two small kids (#truth. Seriously, it is!)
- I haven’t lost any weight, and I’ve been doing this for… [insert your number of days, weeks…].
- My “motivational” pants STILL don’t fit.
- My butt is not getting any smaller.
- My tummy pooch isn’t disappearing.
- I can’t do a DVD because the kids are watching Magic Schoolbus.
- My phone screen is too small.
- The DVD won’t load on my computer.
- I used my Ugi yesterday.
- Smalls wants to use the hand weights.
- The Baby cries when I take away my Pilates Ring (because it’s currently his favorite teething toy).
- I showered last night-I really don’t want to shower again.
- The elliptical squeaks.
- It’s raining.
- It’s too nice outside.
- It’s too hot.
- It’s too cold.
- My motivation ran away to Costa Rica.
- I’m too fat.
- I feel goofy.
- I jiggle.
- I don’t feel good.
- I think my allergies are winning.
- I want to watch Mad Men.
- I want to watch Game of Thrones.
- I’m having junk for dinner.
- I ate too much.
- I’m hungry.
I could go on…so let’s do something fun, okay? Why don’t you tell me what your top excuse is for skipping a workout day in the comments?
Now that we’ve got that out of our systems, is your reason a good one? Mine certainly isn’t. I’ve found that excuses are generally not connected to anything but our fear-and fear is a powerful thing, y’all. So what are you scared of?
That if you workout, you’ll succeed? That you might lose weight? Or gain muscle? What if you can actually finish that race? Or keep up with your highly energetic kids?
Really, what’s the worst thing that could happen if you just suck it up and exercise today?
Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Yes, you might sleep better (the horror!), or you may have to take another shower, but really? You’re only cheating yourself, so why stall?
So, let’s both get off the couch, and get our workout in, shall we?