It’s Thursday! Are you psyched? I’m psyched. And I’m going to celebrate with cake. Lots and lots of cake
Because my leftover birthday cake is in my fridge, but it should be in my belly.
Anyways, it’s Great 8 List time! Which is kinda like Peanut Butter Jelly Time, but without the baseball bat.
Today’s Great 8 List is one that I think we are all guilty of from time to time: EXCUSES. “Excuses are like buttholes, everyone has one and they all stink. ” – someone brilliant.
However, I’ve used them all at one point or another to get out of a workout. Remember high school gym class??
I must have told my gym teachers every single excuse in the book, and some that were too ridiculous to even put in the book.
For example, remember the swimming unit?? (Or were you lucky enough to attend a high school without a pool?) Well, I hated the swim unit with a strong passion and would claim that I had my period for the duration of all 6 weeks that unit lasted. I therefore never had to get into the water with all those crazy boys in my class who would splash around and act like water hooligans. I also did everything in my power to avoid the volleyball unit (at 5’0, there’s not much to like about this sport) and I would forge notes from my mother saying that I did not have to participate due to my being allergic to humiliation.
I would also claim that I forgot my gym clothes at home, but that one could backfire because sometimes my gym teacher would hand me something from the locker room’s lost & found bin.
Anyways, just because I’ve outgrown high school gym class doesn’t mean I’ve outgrown excuses. On the contrary! I’ve just gotten better at them.
Top 8 Ways to Sabotage Your Workout Plan
Excuse #8: “I didn’t go to the gym on Monday, so there’s really no point in going now that it’s mid-week… I might as well just wait until next Monday.”
Excuse #7: “It’s too rainy/ hot/ cold/ windy/ humid outside.”
Excuse #6: “I feel fat, I think it’s best to just stay home and eat today.”
Excuse #5: Logically and persuasively talk yourself out of it.
Excuse #4: “I’m out of socks, I can’t be expected to be active without socks.” (If Tabitha Parker-Broderick can rock one sock everywhere, so can you)
Excuse #3. “I dont feel like leaving my house.”
Excuse #2: “I dont feel like leaving my bed.”
Excuse #1: “I’ll go tomorrow.”
I find that going to Bar Method first thing in the morning works best for me because I just get up and go. I’m too sleepy to come up with excuses at 5:30am. And I can’t oversleep because they charge you $15 for not showing up. I’m too miserly to throw 15 whole US Dollars out the window for a few more minutes of shut eye.
Are you prone to making up excuses to get out of exercise?
How do you combat that?
Did you ever forge notes to get out of gym class?