Watch me argue the biggest excuses used to NOT exercises and see if the excuses stand a chance at the end of my rebuttals!
1. “I don’t have time to exercise.”
The president exercises, people. He’s got a few things that he handles, but he exercises.
2. “Yea, but the president is not an at-home mom.”
You’re right, but I am a Fitness director at a gym, a group fitness instructor teaching 4 different formats (3 of which require memorization), a personal trainer, I run an online business, and I do MOST of that from home (other that train and teach) all while taking care of 3 boys ages 2, 7, and 10.
I exercise. (Even when I don’t teach class or train.)
3. “I don’t have a gym membership though.”
There are SO MANY things you can do at home to exercise. In fact, here’s a cardio workout you can do at home with NO equipment!
4. “I’ll never be able to complete a workout without being interrupted.”
That doesn’t matter. Exercise adds up! Do a bit here and a bit there! Here’s a way you can get a strength workout in all throughout your day!
All you have to do is write 10 different exercises (2x each) on 20 tongue depressors. When you have 1 minute, pull one out and complete it! Make sure all exercises make it to the “done” cup by the end of the day!
5. “I don’t know what exercises to do if I don’t go to a class, watch a video or have a trainer.”
That’s exactly why we created this website. I happen to know what you can do! For you busy moms, a “Busy Mom Weight Loss” plan is coming out at the end of the month. We currently have plans that you can purchase or you can subscribe to this blog to get ideas 4-5x/week! You can also get ideas and watch exercise demonstrations on video on our website! Click here!
6. “I feel guilty taking time away from my kids after I’ve worked all day.”
I understand the need for quality time with your family and I also understand that active kids make for busy schedules. I would suggest that you find a time when you can’t be with them and you don’t have to be at work like while they are in bed, at practice or at school. Early morning, lunch breaks or late at night. Even doing 20 minutes at 2 of those times can be incredibly effective!
Having enough time to exercise is not the problem. It’s making exercise a top priority that is the problem. But, only YOU can solve that problem. Making exercise a top priority is making your quality of life, your health and your family a top priority.
Come on, no more excuses. You are worth taking the time to exercise. Believe it!