What Is Your Excuse To Not Becoming A Healthier You?


What is your excuse? Why don’t you take time out of your schedule to work on a healthier you? Why are you second? Why are you last?

“An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success when it is made in place of your best effort or when it is used as the object of the blame.”- Bo Bennett

We can come up with every excuse in the book, on reasons why we can’t work out. I remember my excuse use to be time. I didn’t have time to work out, because I was a mom who worked a full time job. I remember I use to spend time at the nail shop getting pampered or I had time to fit Starbucks in my schedule while taking the kids to school. In my eyes I really didn’t have time and knew there would be no way I could take the time to work out.  I didn’t see the point of paying for a gym membership because I didn’t know when I would ever use, and it just would be a waste of money.

I realized after I made working out a part of my life that it had nothing to do with not having time but it had to do with changing my mindset. I had to ask myself is working out important to me? I then realized that I never made it important and something pressing and so then I realized I could make a way to make my gym schedule work with my work and home life.

Here are 3 tips that helped me beat the gym excuses and put more time into getting healthy.

  1. Time. Make time like you would for anything else. 30 minutes at the gym or doing at home workout is better than not doing anything at all. I like to put it in my planner with cute little stickers because stickers make everything so much more cute and fun! I am a planner mom and I literally have to write everything down the night before or nothing the next day will get accomplished!
  2. Money. If you don’t have the money to join or gym or even invest in home work out equipment visit your local library for work out DVDs. I love them and if I know that week I wont have time for the gym I always visit my library because the best part is it’s FREE.
  3. Morning or Night? You have to figure out if the morning or night is better for you to work out. I tried to do 5AM work outs and I learned quickly I am not that type of person. I have to pack my gym clothes the night before and go after work or I will not be motivated to go. I could easily change at home because I live so close to the gym but I have tried that, and if I sit down I will not go!


Just like everything else in life you have to figure out what works and doesn’t work in your life and the schedule you are on.

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26 thoughts on “What Is Your Excuse To Not Becoming A Healthier You?

  1. My budget is SUUUPPPER Tight! But what I love to use are free apps My favorite one I am using is called Virtual Trainer it’s really awesome and has lots of workouts that you can set up the timer and how hard you want to work out. I’ve already lost 50 and need 10 more to hit my goal. WHY are the last 10 the worse but I AM DETERMINED 🙂 NO EXCUSES!

  2. I hate working out out at home. I just don’t like it, it bores me really but I’ve been sticking with it and this month has been such a blessing thanks to my new ability to be good to my body. I have more energy, I’m happier. It’s the feeling ever, lovin’ yourself.

  3. For me, I try to take it little by little. I can totally get overwhelmed if I set a must-do schedule of a daily workout routine or a strict type of diet. I like to just make sure that each day I am working towards being healthy and being smart about my choices.
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

  4. I have a hard time getting it in because my work schedule is not the same every day. Some times I am up super early for work and other times I am AT work long after the sun goes down.

  5. I have no excuse. The only excuse I have is myself. I am my own worst enemy and just hinder myself so much!

  6. I have spinal stenosis, which is very restricting, but not impossible to work around. In order to recover from it I need to work out, but working out causes pain. Sigh. Do it while you can, you’ll be thankful you did.

  7. I always talk myself out of it. I have good intentions but horrible follow through… I truly hate to work out so it is hard to motivate myself, especially now with a new baby; every chance I get I want to catch up on my sleep (another excuse, I know lol). I did like your idea for the library though, I never thought of that!

  8. I honestly love working out! My schedule is just so hectic lately! I told my self thigh that no matter what I’m figuring out how to fit my workouts back in!

  9. i can come up with and lot of excuses, and i know that i need to work out. As I get older its getting harder and I know this I just have to do. Thank you for sharing .

  10. It is so easy to make excuses! I have found that doing some working out in the morning is better than at night for me.

  11. Working out is something different for everyone. I tend to be the one that makes the excuses, but I am active in other ways.

  12. I hear you all the way. I decided to become a healthier me in August of 2009. Since then I’ve been able to get rid of two things. bloating and constipation. I wished I could tell the whole world…no wait I do …on my blog…but most don’t listen!!! Thank you for your inspiration.

  13. I think my trouble is that I lack discipline and one minute will be achieving my goals and the next minute working hard but not working at the right level. I don’t excuse it and I know it is something I need to work on!

  14. No excuses. Period. If it’s important you’ll make time. Just like an appointment with the dentist or doctor you don’t cancel unless it’s an emergency. Money is a pitiful excuse when there are so many free options, youtube is a HUGE resource, and it’s one of the reasons I do weekly workout videos/routines on my blog. The greatest wealth is health!

  15. Yes I totally agree that excuse become an obstacle in our journey towards success. I use to give excuses before some year but than I realised that I am doing all wrong the place where I am ignoring and giving excuse if I will give my best effort there than it will be more easy for me to get success and then I started taking everything positive and left giving excuse. Thanks for the post.

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