This one is simple. We all have 24 hours in the day. If something is important to you, you will find time. Here are some suggestions: get up earlier, taken shorter lunch breaks, sacrifice an hour of tv or down time, meal prep on weekends so you aren't spending time making food all week. One hour workout is 4% of your day. Make time because you will thank yourself later you did.
Bodies are rest stay at rest. If you are in pain now and you are not fit, getting fit will in fact decrease your pain. If you go to the gym, strengthen your weak muscles and loosen your tight ones you will be surprised how much better your body will feel. Everyone was a beginner once, and everyone starts at the bottom of the food chain. Also, don't be afraid of pain after exercise. Muscle soreness tells your body its making improvement (but should be limited to within 48 hours after your workout, otherwise it may be a good idea to take it down a peg). The more fit you become, the less you will feel muscle soreness.
Believe it or not, the fitter you get the more energy you will start to have. Every person I train tells me how much their energy has improved since they started working out. Being tired also comes with an inadequate diet, so if you start training, you're also likely to start eating better and you kill 2 birds with 1 stone. And, to play the bad cop... suck it up. Your body will most likely adjust to your new schedule and you'll thank it when it does.
This is one of the most common excuses we hear. Gyms can be expensive, but there are several very affordable gyms out there. . If you make a few adjustments to your lifestyle a month to it costs you can probably find the extra money. Its also not ok to say you can't afford a gym if you buy your coffee every day, and eat out (junk food specifically) several times a week.
Aside from a gym membership, we know personal training can also be expensive. But again, there are many alternatives. We suggest: YouTube videos, library books and videos, home workouts or run outside. Even on a budget you can still live a fit healthy life.
If you want to find an excuse, you'll find one. If you want to make fitness a priority, you will find a way to make it work. Just like when you decide to go out with your friends rather than do your homework, buy the shoes you know you don't need, or stay up hours past your bedtime to binge watch your favourite shows. It all comes down to choices. Make yours. And make it a fit one!
Also, if you've already made the plunge to be fit, but are in a lull and are having other excuses getting to the gym, you should also read our other blog post: "Excuses you need to ditch now!"