“My life is too busy, so I don’t have time to work out.” “I need to lose weight before I can start exercising.” “I don’t exercise because I’m afraid I’ll look foolish at the gym.”
Do any of these excuses for not exercising sound familiar? When you get past the different excuses, they really all come down to the same thing: procrastination. Everyone procrastinates to some degree, especially when it comes to sticking to a regular exercise program.
Do you wish you would more often choose the healthy items at the breakfast buffet and ignore the pastries? Do you want to be able to stay on the treadmill for the time goal you set, even though each minute is a little harder than the last? Making healthy choices like these requires willpower, the ability to ignore temporary pleasure or discomfort to pursue a longer-term goal.