There are remedies to all of the above let’s talk about some ways to get past them.

1. “I don’t have the time.” –

Out of the 24 hours in a day, how many do you think you waste watching TV, playing around on the computer, hitting the snooze button in the morning,or generally wasting time? We all do it to some degree, but carving out 30-60 minutes from your day isn’t as hard as it seems. Look at how you spend your day, and somewhere in there activities can be switched around to squeeze in some exercise.

2. “I don’t have the energy” –

This can be a tough one to overcome. On the days I’m just not in my groove, I tell myself to get those workout clothes on and see how 10 minutes goes. I have yet to stop when the 10 minutes is up, but I give myself that out just in case. I always feel better mentally and physically once I get started and especially when I’m finished!  Regular exercise is proven to actually give you more energy. If you can slog through getting started, you will be greatly rewarded!

3. “I don’t like to exercise.” –

One thing everyone starting out should be aware of…It won’t feel like hell forever! It really does get less painful and uncomfortable as the weight comes off. Pushing yourself past the point when you feel the need to stop will lead you to the runner’s high people always talk about (that I didn’t quite believe existed ;) ). Forget diamonds, endorphins are a girl’s best friend. I never thought I’d enjoy working out, but life’s full of surprises. :) Running is cheaper than therapy…I need that bumper sticker.

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