Exercise. We all know it’s good for us, yet often we’re so busy taking care of others that we forget about taking care of ourselves.
Some of us won’t run any further than from the couch to the refrigerator, the idea of climbing on a bike conjures up horrific images of somehow being impaled on the handle bars, and the only thing that will get you to run is the fear of having your brains eaten by your undead next door neighbor during a zombie apocalypse.
Come one now . . . we can do better than this, right?
Just because you’re a midlifer doesn’t mean life just stops. Au contraire . . . now is the perfect time to reinvent yourself! If you’re not in shape, perhaps you should give serious consideration to starting some sort of exercise routine. Exercising doesn’t mean you need to spend hours on end at your local gym, working up a sweat and building muscle on top of muscle. All it takes is 20-30 minutes a day, 2-3 times a week to reap the benefits and live a healthier life.
So Why Aren’t You Exercising?
My excuses came in the form of the fashion police. In my younger whippersnapper days, I wouldn’t have been caught dead at the gym without the right gear. Unfortunately, my ‘gear’ consisted of cutie patootie coordinated outfits that showed off my considerable assets.
Wear a purple and gold sports bra with a pair of green and blue yoga paints? Bite your tongue. If my clothes didn’t match, well then I simply could not coexist in harmony with the spirit of working out. My priorities were so far out of whack, I never realized that working out wasn’t about looking cute and trying to snare a man in my curvy trap. These days, I’m not above wearing my husband’s oversized t-shirt, slipping into a pair of yoga pants, tossing a baseball cap on my head and getting my workout on at Planet Fitness.
So what are your reasons for not excercising? The infographic below just might blow a hole in your carefully crafted excuse.