“As soon as the month is over.” “At the start of the New Year.” “Once my projects are done, and I have more free time.” “After this weekend.” The variety of excuses for postponing an exercise plan are endless. You have probably heard at least a hundred variations. You may be guilty of some of them yourself.
If so, how many of those times can you say with confidence you stuck to your plan? Did you end up exercising after procrastinating for longer than you should have? To be fair, you may not be like the average person. But the chances this applies to many readers are high since this is a typical pattern.
More often than not these plans remain plans or ideas. There is plenty of vision behind them. But the execution or most crucial part tends to be lacking.
It is easy to procrastinate or postpone. It takes willpower to stand up and get dressed in athletic gear and make it out of your home when the alternative is frequently more appealing. It is hard to exercise – mainly when it is not a habit in your life.
However, these are not good reasons to avoid doing what you must. You share the same condition as every individual, which is to be healthy you must be active. It does not matter if it is only a few times a week, but you need to get your weekly doses of physical activity…
- your body needs it.
- your heart needs the light cardio to stay strong, and to keep your cardiovascular system in good shape.
- you need to burn some calories now and then to help with weight management. you need to exercise your muscles and strengthen your bones.
Do not underestimate the benefits of weight training and know it is a necessity on its own in the long-term. What is more is all of this helps with disease prevention, like…
- Type 2 diabetes,
- heart disease, and the
- Metabolic syndrome.
It is not a coincidence there is overlap between these conditions. By postponing your exercise plan, you are leaving yourself vulnerable to these health problems.
Do not postpone any longer. There has never been a better time than now to get started. Do not worry about the rest of the month or the rest of the week. Just take it one workout at a time. Start with small steps. Once it is done, you know you will be glad you did. Not only does it feel great to exercise, but also to take care of yourself.
Stop postponing your exercise plan.