Short answers to long lasting excuses that's stopping you from going to the gym.
1) I Might Have a Hypothyroid Problem
fair enough. This is a very realistic problem and you should visit your
doctor to get tests done to rule out this condition. If they turn out
to be negative, immediately get clearance from your doctor to begin
physical activity because you're going to need to drag your lazy butt
off the couch and to the gym.
2) I Don't Have Time to Exercise
hear about this all the time. If you are watching television one hour
per day you better do some soul searching. That equates to 7 hours per
week. All we need you to do is to visit the gym for 1 hour 3 times a
week in order to see results.
professionals, we urge you to practise better time management. Set your
priorities straight and set aside time for exercise in order to live
long enough to enjoy the wealth you have accumulated.
3) I Can Use Fat Loss Supplements & Lose Weight without Exercising or Dieting!
loss supplements can work only in conjunction with a sound diet and
training program. Also, if you are going to use such a product anyway,
please make sure that they do contain tried and tested useful fat loss
ingredients such as caffeine and not some unpronounceable cutting edge
weight loss ingredient that scientists have discovered recently which
promises to be the new breakthrough in science of the 21st century.
Chances are it's bullshit.
In addition, beware of
supplements that cause dehydration. Weight loss may be experienced
initially but it is most likely due to loss of water from the body and
not true fat loss. Dehydration can produce serious side effects.
4) How About Slimming Body Wraps at My Slimming Salon?
forget about these unfounded methods for fat loss. They simply don't
work and costs a bomb! There are simply no quick-fixes for fat loss.
Only a sensible and consistent exercise and diet program can produce
5) ‘BIG is Beautiful!' I Like Being Round & Cuddly..
I'll try to be gentle with you here. The last time I checked the covers
of fashion and physique magazines none of the models up there are obese
(I'm not saying that the stick thin, anorexic figures are attractive.
Please don't be mistaken). What we are looking for here is slim and
toned figures. That can only be achieved by having relatively low body
fat levels plus a decent amount of muscles at the right places. Even the
plus size beauties like Beyonce don't just have body fat at the right
places to get that curvy body! She does hard training at the gym to
attain that look.
Ask yourself this question
honestly – if given a chance, would you like to be slimmer? If the
answer is yes, chances are that the excuse is a cover up for your
6) Fat is in My Genes
now you're blaming your parents for your poor genetic makeup? Even
though it's true that your genetic makeup can determine your body size
to a certain extent, a large part of it is still determined by
environmental factors and personal habits such as exercise and eating
patterns. Get those straightened out with professional help; lose the
most amount weight till you reach your genetic maximum (or minimum in
this case) and then worry about how to lose more.
7) I Can't Diet, I'll Get Too Hungry
pain, no gain!' This may sound cliché, but it's true, at least
initially. Overtime, you get used to the hunger pangs and your gut
shrinks in size, thereby reducing the amount of discomfort. Cravings
tend to decrease after a while as well, as the taste buds have gotten
used to the less sugary and fattening foods that you used to consume.
trick is to increase the frequency of feeding but reduce the amount of
food eaten per meal. So instead of 3 square meals, include 3 snacks in
between the meals and cut down the amount of food eaten during the
meals. This can help a lot with keeping hunger at bay.
8) I Can't Exercise, I Have Pre-existing Knee/Back/Shoulder Injuries
is a common reason that keeps people from exercising. Fitness
professionals can help a lot in this aspect by prescribing modified
exercises that do not cause further damage. In many cases, personal
trainers trained in exercise rehabilitation can even help you to fix
your problems by incorporating stretches or rehabilitative exercises
that strengthen weak muscles in order to provide better protection for
9) I Actually Don't have a Lot of Body Fat. It's Just Water Retention.