I am here to break down some common “I don’t like…” statements with ways to change your train of thought.
First I want you to remember one simple thing
Exercise is any activity that elevates your resting heart rate and takes your body outside of its comfort zone.
If you don’t like to run, don’t do it.
For some of us we will not run more than a mile and that is fine. However, you can keep running that mile, just run it faster each time, or lengthen your stride, pretend you are playing the guitar to your music and just jam out, etc. Whatever it may be just have fun with your surroundings. Try a dance class, plyojam, pound, or dodgeball.
If you don’t like to lift weights, don’t do it.
There are other alternatives toys you can use instead: resistance bands, TRX, Battle Ropes, Chop Wood, Pull Children in Sleds, Hit the Slopes, etc.
If you don’t have the time, well…
that is a made up thought keeping that we have all heard and said a million times…no one believes you anymore. If it is important you have time.
If you don’t like to leave your house, then don’t.
There are plenty of trainer that will come to your house for a pretty penny. You can also bring a personal trainer into your home via the internet or television, for a quarter of a pretty penny. Just move around the house and you are exercising…clean the house, play with your kids, play a video game that involves movement, cook, remodel the furniture in your rooms.
If you don’t like to do it alone, then don’t.
The buddy system is always a great way to add more fun and laughter in any activity. Do you need to network or discuss business with someone? Kill two birds with one stone and chat over a brisk walk instead of coffee or what other things could slip into the meeting…alcohol, pastries, etc.
If you don’t think you need to exercise, then that is a problem.
We need to take care of ourselves from the inside out. We need healthy functioning insides to make our outsides shine. Every decision counts and every decision adds up. Choose wisely and choose healthy.
Check out our founder Avi’s way of working out with the baby: