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If starting something is the hardest thing to do, no wonder most human beings have perfected the

art of procrastination, with a thousand and one excuses to rationalize their inaction. When it

comes to working out, these are the most commonly used excuses; I’m too tired. I lack

motivation. I don’t have time.

Our 24/7 lifestyle often leaves us feeling busier and busier, and as a result, downright exhausted.

However, when you feel too tired to work out, the solution is to actually work out. Working out is

almost paradoxical. It can make your muscles physically tired, but you will actually feel more

energized. Once you start exercising your body will start releasing neurotransmitters such as

serotonin, dopamine, and natural endorphins that will make you feel better. This is scientifically


Set a reminder on your phone that triggers positive notifications like “Time for my wellbeing” or

“You’ll never regret progression” to pop up before your scheduled workout. Planning to exercise

with a friend will also motivate you to keep your commitment to exercise even when you feel


If you are someone who needs more motivation than your health to workout, do some

soul-searching to find what will work to motivate you to get moving, creating that extra incentive,

defining your ‘why’ behind your goal. Checkout this blog post for more information on how to set

Between your job and other responsibilities of life, it can feel hard to fit a workout in your daily

schedule. There is only so much time in the day and with so much on our plates, working out can

often get pushed to the back burner. Instead of trying to FIND time to work out, think about how

you can MAKE time. The trick is to find a block of time in your daily schedule; for some, that might

be before or after work, while for others, that might be during their lunch hour or summing up the

time wasted scrolling on social media. The time commitment can be minimal. If you can carve out

just 30 minutes a day for exercise consistently, you’ll have all the time you need to get in the best

shape of your life. The key is learning how to say ‘no’ to some things and ‘yes’ to taking care of


Procrastination is a challenge we have all faced at one point or another. For as long as humans

have been around, we have been struggling with delaying, avoiding, and procrastinating on issues

that matter to us. The first step is admitting it. Once you know and acknowledge that you are

procrastinating, you’ll be able to deal with your ‘excuses’ more effectively.



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