Walking Excuse Busters from About.com

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 pm — Filed under:

If you have ever talked yourself out of exercising, you know that there are a million excuses not to work out. Wendy Bumgardner at About.com blows all those excuses out of the water with her Excuse Busters series:

Wendy has compiled such a thorough list of excuses and how to bust them that there really are no excuses. No matter what you say, there is a way to work around the problem. Now, if you don’t exercise, you need to analyze why and find a way to bust your own exercise excuse.


2 Responses to “Walking Excuse Busters from About.com”

  1. Misty Says:

    I walked a 5k this morning, partly because of you–thanks! It was a tiny race, so there weren’t any other mostly-walkers, so I came in last place. I’m 6 months pregnant, and going to put it in the scrapbook as ‘baby’s first race,’ along with a letter to my baby saying I hope we can do this every year and that we make fun fitness a tradition in our family, saving him/her from the burdens that come with excess weight. Reading your blog keeps me inspired to keep exercising!

  2. Ernie Says:

    I believe that I’ve used and continue to use most of these excuses. I’ve even added one in the past couple of years – my kids.

    I wake up in the morning hours before anyone else and I get the house ready for the kids and for my wife. I make coffee, I fill juice cups and I even plan my own day a little. Lousy excuse? Maybe, but it seems like a good one now. I keep telling myself that I want to change it…that there is a gym (no, two) right down the street…that I’m lucky enough to have a mini-gym here at my workplace for free. Yet, the motivation to move still eludes me.

    I read the busted excuses and I can relate. I understand that this is a mind-over-matter situation, but in this case the matter seems to be winning the struggle.

    Just so we’re clear, I used to work out regularly back in high school. I went three days a week for an entire year before I got bored with it because I wasn’t seeing a change for all my efforts. A couple of years later my sister asks me, “Ernie, why don’t you work out anymore? You looked so good when you were doing that.” Who knew? (Lesson learned: compliment people whom you know are doing the right thing.)

    But, I digress. This is about excuses. They are bad.

    That’s my story and I’m sticking to it…especially after a walk during the mid-summer heat.

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