Do you hate working out? Would you like the best solution for getting over your hatred for exercise? Then, see these 5 reasons for why you hate working out and how I believe you can overcome this issue.
#1 Reason Why You Hate Working Out: I Need a Gym Membership
Okay, I get it. You want to surround yourself in an environment with other like-minded people. And, what better way to do it than to go to your local gym. In most instances, if you can’t afford a gym membership or one isn’t close to you, then you need to get realistic.
No money for a gym membership? No gyms nearby? Is the local gym too dirty? Or, are you waiting for construction to complete on a new gym in
your neighborhood? Well, that’s okay! I get it, but a location shouldn’t be the factor holding you back from your better health.
Here’s the deal!
There’s no place like home.
-Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz
I’ve developed an entire series based on home workout plans using little to no equipment. If I recommend a given exercise and you don’t have the equipment, then move on. Trust me, you’re body won’t miss that exercise.
#2 Reason Why You Hate Working Out: I Need a Trainer
This makes complete sense if you’re a relative newbie to working out or you need to have specialized training for your unique medical condition. But, let’s face it. Technology has advanced so much over the past decade that you have all you need in a mere search engine query.
There’s videos, books, and even online coaching for situations such as these. If you can’t afford the coaching, then simply start from the bottom and work your way up. I developed a book for those of you starting from scratch called The Beginner’s Home Workout Plan. Check it out on my bookshelf.
#3 Reason Why You Hate Working Out: I Need to Lose Weight First
What?! This reason has always baffled me. That’s like saying you need to style your hair before you go get it cut at the stylist. The truth is you needing to lose weight before you work out is not the real excuse for you not being able to work out.
Yes, if you are carrying more weight than the average person, working out can be tough and may not feel so good for your confidence at first. However, if you could simply commit to a short routine on a daily basis, you won’t need to lose weight before you work out. You can lose weight while you work out.
#4 Reason Why You Hate Working Out: I Don’t Have Time
Lack of direction and not the lack of time is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
This may seem harsh, but it’s true. I’ve worked with and known many successful clients who had more things to do in a day than they could handle. But, the one thing they didn’t allow to be the excuse for why they put their health as second priority was time.
If you don’t have the time, then you don’t feel your health is a priority. Here’s the deal though. What happens when your health fails you? John C. Maxwell once said:
You can pay now and play later or you can play now and pay later. But either way, you will have to pay.
In this instance, you can put your health off to another day and face a higher hill to climb later on. Be it medical issues, bills, and doctor visits, or at the very least having to catch up from years of negligence. Or, you can start working on your fitness today and be less likely to sweat over medical issues, bills, and doctor visits. Your choice really. Do you have time? Or, is it that you don’t feel exercise is a priority?
#5 Reason Why You Hate Working Out: I Need a Workout Partner
Yes, it’s true. Some things are better shared with another person. However, one of my issues I’ve experienced over the years is finding that one person I could truly gel with at the gym. Not everyone could keep up with me and some were leagues ahead of me in fitness.
But, I didn’t let that stop me from going and enjoying my workouts on my own until I could find the right workout partner. If you workout at home, then it might be a bit more problematic. In that instance, communicate your goals and progress with friends and family or even via social media.
Maybe when you lead by example, you’ll get a few takers. Heck, even if someone is on the other side of the world, you can always work out along with them via video chat. In the meantime, if you don’t have a workout partner, then you’re going to need to lone wolf it for now.
Why Do You Hate Working Out?
I understand this isn’t an exhaustive list and I’m certain there is a treasure trove of objections I have yet to unearth. So, I’m tossing the ball in your court.
Why do you hate working out?
What are reasons you’ve heard for why people hate working out?
Drop your thoughts in the comments and I’m certainly open to any rebuttals to my solutions.
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Dale L. Roberts