What is the difference between the person we would like to be and the person we actually are? Excuses! Every day you can find an excuse and pretend it's a legitimate justification for not doing something. If we really want to find the motivation to go running or training or whatever the case may be, here are the excuses we must avoid:
EXCUSE #1: "I AM TIRED"
Although it requires a lot of energy to train, it also gives you a lot of energy thanks to the endorphins that are released during exercise. So if you train in the morning, chances are that it will invigorate you for the rest of the day.
EXCUSE #2: "IT’S HOT/COLD/WINDY/RAINING "
In the technological age we live in, is it really that hard to find the right clothes for every type of weather? Obviously not! This is not a valid excuse at all.
EXCUSE #3: "I CAN’T RUN/TRAIN"
No human can say “I cannot run!” Man is made to run long distances thanks to the fact that we can regulate our body temperature by sweating, have a plantar arch and well-aligned toes. Also, how do you plan to improve if you do not practice?
EXCUSE #4: "TRAINING/RUNNING IS BORING"
My parents always told me that only boring people get bored. You can be very creative when it comes to making training fun and interesting. Training is only as boring as you allow it to be.
EXCUSE #5: "I DO NOT HAVE TIME"
Even 20 minutes of training every day can produce tangible results. You have time, everyone does!
EXCUSE # 6: "MY MOTIVATION IS LOW"
This is probably the excuse behind all the other excuses. If what motivates you is doing sports with your friends, get some friends involved. If your current motivation is no longer adequate, get a new one. Motivation is one of the most important parts of maintaining a training regimen – find one!
EXCUSE # 7: "I AM STRESSED"
There is evidence exercise improves both physical and mental health. So, as with the excuse about being tired, training can actually help alleviate your stress.