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Some days, all you can do is think of excuses to skip a workout, even when you know all the reasons why you should workout. Try as you might, you can’t be perfect every day of your life! The next time you start to excuse yourself out of a workout, come back to this list of our top 10 excuses not to workout and get a dose of motivation to beat that excuse every single time.

“I don’t have enough time.”

Whenever you start to say this excuse, think about our queen, Beyonce. Some member of the Bey Hive once said, “You have the same 24 hours in a day as Beyonce.” That’s because Beyonce knows how to work.

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She launched a world tour and managed to break the internet with a visual album at the same time! Your ultimate goals may be slightly less extraordinary, but you can call on your inner Beyonce and find time to get it all done.

When you think you don’t have enough time to be active, break up your activity into smaller pieces. If you aim to workout for an hour on a day, do 30 minutes before work and 30 right after work. It should be easier to carve out smaller periods of time to be active, and no matter how you slice it, it’s still an hour of working out.

“I just don’t feel like it.”

You can have the best intentions, but there will still be plenty of moments when you just don’t feel like working out, or doing anything, for that matter. To this excuse, we have the perfect response: count to three out loud and immediately get started.

 

How will this work? Well, it takes away any time for you to think of more excuses. It forces you to get out of your head and instead get into your workout. If you’re in bed, thinking you don’t feel like getting up, count to 3 and throw yourself out of bed. Don’t even give it a second thought. Same goes if you find yourself stuck in front of the TV.

Count to three, turn off the TV and hop into your workout. Once you start, it will be much more difficult to focus on your excuses.

“I don’t like to work out.”

While you are fully aware of all the reasons you should be active and stay consistent with your fitness regimen, you might still be a person who just doesn’t like to work out. The more you tell yourself

 

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