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Favorite Excuse for Not Working Out: I'm Too Tired After Work

Favorite Excuse for Not Working Out: I'm Too Tired After Work

We all have our favorite excuses for not working out but if yours is, "I'm just too darn tired after work to go to the gym," then here are some tips for you:

  • Go straight to the gym after work. Stops at home or anywhere else (where people are not working out) may lessen your chances of making it to the gym.
  • If you workout at home then don't sit down. Whether it's working out with a video or hopping on your at home elliptical, get right to it.
  • Change before you leave. I know it sounds weird, but duck into the bathroom and change before leaving the office. This way you're armed and ready to go.
  • Strength in numbers. Convince a co-worker to do it with you, for whatever reason we are less inclined to let others down (while we have no problem letting ourselves down).
  • Get to work earlier (if possible) so you can leave earlier. This only works if your job is a bit flexible but leaving even 15 minutes earlier may motivate you because you'll be done sooner.
  • Eat a late afternoon snack with lean protein and complex carbs. Whole-grain crackers with cheese, for example, will give you a little boost of energy.
  • Get enough sleep. This one is pretty self explanatory.
  • Don't go every single day after work. This way going to the gym won't feel like a life sentence.
  • If all else fails, workout sometime other than after work. Maybe you're better suited to workout before work, or maybe you're a lunch workout warrior. You'll never know until you try.

Is this not your excuse? Check out my other tips on getting over excuses for not working out.

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mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
Lol "lunch time warriors" would be me :rotfl: at cravinsugar!! LOL!
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
I'm very, very, guilty. Shame on me and my lame-ass excuses. Sleep is my #1 culprit. I dont' get to bed early enough to wake up early and that sets a bad cycle for the day. Then happens EVERY day. My first goal is just to GET UP on time. I figure, what else will I have to do at 4am but work out, right? (Check email, Statcounter, fave blogs...excuses, excuses!!)
Adrian-Ryce Adrian-Ryce 10 years
I'm sure if I hadn't read this I would have used this excuse today. I'm already tired and the weather is yucky but I know after I work out I'll feel better.
vrico2005 vrico2005 10 years
These are great tips! I also do some exercise in the morning like arm weights and squats to get my day going! :STRONG:
juliet juliet 10 years
I am so guilty of this.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
Infact, how did you get my picture to post up with this article today? :rotfl: _________________________________________________________ Why don't you wear the face you have when I am not around?
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
this was made for me fit! lmao _________________________________________________________ Why don't you wear the face you have when I am not around?
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