The season is changing, the days are getting shorter and the kids are back in school. That leaves room for a lot of excuses, doesn’t it? Well, let’s tackle some of the big ones.
I’ve been working out all summer and still have [insert body part] fat. Guess it’s not working. You don’t get fat or lose fat in one particular areas. it spreads out all over your body, and is lost last from the first place it appeared (usually your belly or thighs). Be glad about this. You wouldn’t want it all gathering on one side or on your forehead or ankles. No point having a six pack if all anyone looks at is your super flabby left bicep muscle!
It’s dark when I wake up. I just want to sleep. Both of our locations have lights and fun music. And our trainers have more charm and charisma than any morning talk show (unless it’s me during 9News Workout Wednesdays). You don’t want to sleep through that, do you?
I’m bored. Well, it’s time to spice up your life. Switch your workout routine, grab a buddy, buy yourself some new workout clothes (blame it on the season change if you have to).
I’ve been really busy. I get it, we’re all busy. And that’s why I love putting together workout tips that you can do anytime, anywhere. At your desk? Got you covered. At home? Done. Being busy can not only sabotage our workout time, but it can also tempt us off of our food plans, too. Having grab-and-go meal ideas (no, this doesn’t mean shakes — it means actual food) will help you when you’re busy and keep you fueled throughout the day. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water. You’re never too busy for that!
Look, I get it — life is always going to throw us curveballs. Whether it’s bad weather, a new job, a stubbed toe or a series of dinner parties with amazing-looking pasta, if you’re looking hard enough, there’s always an excuse to sleep in, skip breakfast or bail on a workout.
So as the season changes, let’s change our perspective: for every excuse there’s an equal and opposite opportunity. I’ll keep reminding you of that, and you bring your A Game to each day. Deal?