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Favorite Excuse For Not Working Out: It Is Hard to Fit Into My Schedule

There are so many excuses for not working out and I have heard plenty in my day. If the reason you stay melded to the couch is that fitting exercise into your life is not as easy as it used to be back in high school then you are not alone.

According to Steven Bray, a researcher at Canada's McMaster University, the inability to cope with change is one of the biggest reasons our activity rates decline as we age. Back in high school many people play organized sports, bike to school, and take required gym classes. During college and the years following, physical activities are harder to come by and harder to fit into schedules.

This is why it feels like you have to double your efforts to stay active, compared to when you were a high-school student. Don't give up hope though. Make a fitness plan, get a workout buddy, join a team, join a running club, take the stairs. I found that once I carved a place for fitness in my life, I can't really maintain my bearings without it.


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jessy777 jessy777 9 years
If I find myself complaining about my lack of time to workout, I take a minute to realize that I am complaing while sitting in front of TV watching TIVOd shows. It is then I realize I ridiculous it is and that I have all the time in the world if I get up. It is more important to me to be healthy and fit then to watch the same episode of Friends for the 100th time.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I always make time...
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I schedule my workouts into my life. It sometimes means I have to sacrifice some other things, but it's all about what you put your priorities on. I think if you "wait until you have time" to do anything, you'll never find have to MAKE time.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
I just make time atleast 5 days a week. It's a must for me.
nancita nancita 9 years
So true, Fit. Really, we can make time for lots of things; it's just a matter of what we put priority on.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I try to just always do it!
syako syako 9 years
"I found that once I carved a place for fitness in my life, I can't really maintain my bearings without it." :true: It really is something that you have to commit to. But once it becomes routine and you know you won't be home until a certain time on certain nights of the week (or if you're an AM person, that you'll be waking up early) you don't dread it and you actually schedule things around it because you don't want to miss it.
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