1. It’s too hot!
Running in 100 degree weather is THE WORST! That’s just asking to pass out. Anyone else live in California, land of the deathly summer heat?
2. It’s too cold
Once you get moving perhaps the cold isn’t so bad. But the idea of leaving the house when it’s cold out… does not compute with brain. Must stay indoors and seek shelter. Jamies. Blankies. Socks. Bed.
3. It’s too early
When I wake up, I want to roll over and go back to bed. Then, after doing that a few times, I finally drag myself out of bed and THEN I MUST EAT! I turn into a ravenous monster if I don’t consume food within 1 hour of becoming vertical. That’s not enough time to get ready and go for a run. Then by the time I am up and fed and digested, it’s probably like 2pm and I just have so many other things I must do!! (..right)
4. Well, now it’s too late!
This is particularly true in the winter, when the sun sets at like 4pm. I can’t go running when it’s dark out! I might get mugged!
5. I don’t want to run on the sidewalk.. with stop lights… and people watching
I HATE the idea of going for a run on the side of the road, especially in a city like London. You have to stop for stop lights every 30 seconds anyway, you have to run past people who might look at you funny, you have to dodge shoppers… JUST NO!
6. I don’t want to take the tube to run somewhere that’s NOT a sidewalk (i.e. the park)
Ugh, but then it feels like so much effort to have to get on the tube just to exercise somewhere else. Then after I’ve done my run, I have to be all self conscious about stinking up the underground with my post-run sweating body. Mmm, delicious.
7. I don’t want to go to the gym… people will watch me!
Heaven forbid someone see how slow I run. Going to the gym is like putting your exercise routine on display for all the other gym-goers to judge and compare. What if my treadmill is set to like half the speed of the person next to me? I’ll look like such a noob!
8. I can take at least one day off, can’t I?
Come on.. everyone gets a ‘sick’ day! …or two…or five… or 365.
9. I have sooo many other things to do
I haven’t finished the design for that client, or inputting content for another client, or coding my new WordPress theme, or doing those UBB bug fixes.. I don’t even have a post scheduled for Nose Graze yet tomorrow! PRIORITIES!
10. It’s discouraging when I feel like I don’t make any progress
Sometimes the worst part about exercising is feeling like you’re not improving. Sure I can run a mile.. but I always run a mile. I NEVER seem to be able to push past a mile. I want to get better and be able to run 2, 3, or 4 miles.. not be stuck at one mile forever.
I know these are all stupid excuses, and while I do make them a lot, I am making a serious effort to exercise more often. So go me!