Excuses I Hear Too Often

No one can argue the importance of having a healthy mind and body, but a lot of people have reasons they’re unable to train. Some of them are valid, but most of them are just excuses that people choose to hide behind.

Excuse #1: I Don’t Have Time To Exercise

Far too often people tell me they don’t have the time to do any exercise. Their job takes up too much time, and after work they have to take care of their children, clean the house, deal with the bills and once all that’s finished, they’re simply too tired to exercise. Excuses, excuses, excuses.

Not everyone has time to spend three hours a day in the gym, and the reality of the situation is that no one needs to spend that much time training. Improving your health can be as simple as spending 20 minutes a day doing interval training or a quick bodyweight workout at home. If you’ve got young children who need constant supervision, consider coming to one of our kid friendly bootcamps where we have a group of young families who train while we watch your children for you.

Exercising does not have to take up huge amounts of your time, and if you really want to do it, you’ll find time. If you don’t want to do it, then you’ll find an excuse not to.

Excuse #2: I’m Too Unfit to Train

This can be a valid concern when first getting into fitness training, or making a return after a long break from it. Everyone has to start somewhere and if you’re extremely unfit you might need to take it slower than others when first starting, but that’s no reason not to start at all.

Perhaps you’ve had ongoing injuries that have prevented you from exercising or other factors in life have kept you away from exercise far too long and you’re not sure where to begin. Believe me, I’ve seen it all and there’s no obstacle too great that we can’t work around it. When I first started training I weighed 115kg but have lost over 35kg since I started training. I’ve done the hard yards and know how intimidating it can be but the results are worth it!

Excuse #3: I don’t know how to exercise

There’s nothing wrong with not knowing what to do. I don’t know how to replace the hot water service in my house, so I speak to the experts and they help me do it. Most people don’t know much about exercise and how to achieve the results, and that’s where come into it.

We have a team of expert personal trainers who have done the research and know how to help you regain your fitness.

Excuse #4: Exercising is boring

If exercise is boring, then you’re doing it wrong! Consider this common scenario:

John Smith decides he is overweight and needs to lose weight. He joins the gym and spends 30 minutes running on a treadmill, then 30 minutes riding the stationary bike, then 30 minutes using the Elliptical trainer. That’s 90 minutes of cardio and where nothing much fun happens. He repeats this process every day for a few weeks before attempting to cancel his expensive gym membership, only to find out he’s locked into a year long contract that he no longer needs. He’s just wasted hundreds of dollars, spent countless hours at the gym doing boring cardio and achieved no results.

It’s a very common scenario and it’s something we work to beat. Long, slow, boring cardio is not the best way for you to lose weight. High intensity, interval training has been proven to achieve better weight-loss results in a much quicker timeframe.

Exercise does not need to be boring for you to achieve results. Our bootcamps are intense and hard work, but we have fun doing it at the same time. Training outdoors, in the sunshine is a great mood booster. Bring your friends down and join us for some group training and you’ll see how much you like it. You’ll have great fun, and improve your fitness at the same time!

Excuse #5: Eating healthy is too expensive

A common misconception is that eating healthy has to be expensive. Sure, buying fresh fruit and vegetables can be more expensive than buying those awfully convenient packets of two minute noodles but when it comes to your health, why would you skimp on it? Shop around at your local greengrocers and compare prices. I’m sure you’ll find somewhere that is affordable and convenient.

Make sure you choose good quality, lean meats for your protein sources and for the vegetarians out there, black beans, eggs and low fat yoghurt can be great sources of protein as well.

And before you tell me that doing it on a consistent basis would cost you too much in the long run, ask yourself how much your last meal at McDonalds cost you, both in money and health terms.

Yours truly,

Tanna xoxoxo