1. I don’t have the time.
You are not alone. We all get it, we all lead busy lives. However, we all have 24 hours in a day, are you really so busy that you can’t squeeze out 1 hour out of your day for your own health? Let’s take away 8 hours for sleep and let’s say let say you spend about 3 hours on commuting and eating. That leaves you with 13 hours left in the day. What are you spending those times on? If you spend all 13 hours with working, perhaps then it is true that you actually don’t have time. Then again, if you are so busy that you have no time for yourself, is that really a healthy lifestyle to you? Now let’s say you have a couple hours free per day, how are you spending that time? We spend our time according to what we prioritize, and all the time we spend either make us better or make us worse. So the question is: how are you spending that time? Are you spending them positively or negatively? Is your health and fitness important enough for you to spend the time on improving it? If you answer no then perhaps you are just not quite ready for a change that may be better for your health and fitness. If you are serious about wanting to make that change and are willing to think about making the time to make this one of the priorities in your life then speak to a personal trainer at the Richmond Crux Fitness to see how we can help you overcome this in detail.
2. I can’t afford it
Personal training is definitely more expensive than some of the other options like public gym membership or some group classes out there. However, just like the above, we devote our resources according to our priorities. The money we spend will either be a positive influence for us, or a negative one. If you are spending hundreds on entertainment every month, whether it’s a subscription like Netflix or video games or movie tickets or concert tickets, but cringe when it comes to spending money to better your health…what are you really saying to yourself? Now if you can only afford the basic necessities of life then perhaps this is not an excuse for you, but for the ones that can afford it but simply spends the resource elsewhere, you have to ask yourselves: where does your priorities lie and are you serving your own best interest in the long run? Now if you are serious about building a fit and healthy lifestyle, come see a personal trainer at Richmond Crux Fitness to see how we can help you.
3. I am too tired
I get it, you had a long day at work, maybe even a rough day at work. You don’t have the energy to work out. We all had those days. If this is a rare occurrence for you then perhaps it is ok as it doesn’t impact you that much. However, if this happens to you a lot or on a consistent basis and you find yourself using this very reason to not start working out. Do you think you can get results like this? If you never start working out because you are always busy and tired then perhaps you don’t prioritize working out enough to devote enough energy to it. Wouldn’t working out give you more energy from being more healthy in the long run? One thing is for sure: if you don’t change and continue operating this way where you are tired and lacks energy after your busy day then you will continue feeling too tired. What is crazy is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. If you want to change your situation come speak to a personal trainer at Richmond Crux Fitness to see how we can work with you to combat this.
By now you probably realized the key takeaway from all 3 points above is that there is actually just 1 major factor underlying all those excuses. You don’t prioritize your health and fitness enough to devote your resources, whether it be time, money or energy, to make it work in your lifestyle. There is no right or wrong answer here, but I hope everyone can agree health is a very important part of life, and fitness is an important part of health. If you truly want the fitness lifestyle then we are here to help you.