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10 (Not so Perfect) Excuses to Skip Exercise

I’ve used every excuse in the book to avoid exercise. It is so much “easier” to just throw out an excuse, a justification, and then continue lounging on the couch watching the latest episode of your favorite TV series addiction.

Fitness is always in the top 10 resolutions our society makes each year, so this year I am busting some of the excuses to skip exercise we’ve all said a time or two before. Here are 10 common excuses we use to skip exercise.

I received a 3G Cardio Pro Runner Treadmill in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. 

Top 10 Excuses to Skip Exercise

How many excuses have you dreamed up to skip exercise? We are tackling some of the common excuses to skip exercising and sharing motivation to stick to your fitness goals this year!

1. I don’t have time to exercise. 

Taking care of our bodies can be as simple as 15 minutes a day and is something that you can often multi-task while doing.

2. It’s too hard.

Don’t push yourself to the point where exercise is painful or discouraging, just take it little by little and work your way up. Finding something that disguises exercise as fun makes it easier, also.

3. I don’t need to exercise.

If you aren’t working to stay fit, you’re likely losing muscle or packing on those few extra pounds. Keeping active can help to prevent some health problems.

4. I will start tomorrow/next week/after Christmas.

Pushing it off for a later date doesn’t make it any easier to start. Just start exercising today and stick to it.

We're good at the excuses to skip exercise. How many of these excuses have you used?

5. I don’t have anyone to watch my kids.

You can exercise alongside your kids! Take a walk to the neighborhood park together. Play tag. Have a dance party. Pop in a yoga fitness DVD. Or as a last resort you can sneak in exercise during precious nap times.

6. I would if I had someone to exercise with.

Fitness is something individual that no one else can do for you. If you wait to rely on someone else to get you moving, it may never happen. Now days, you can turn to online resources to challenge friends and set fitness goals together.

7. It’s rainy/snowy/cold/hot/icy/windy.

The weather could always be used an excuse, practically every day of the year, if you let it. If you can’t head outdoors, turn indoors to exercise. A treadmill is a perfect way to tackle fitness inside.

8. Exercise is boring.

Find something you enjoy and you’ll find yourself having fun. Pick up a sport or turn on a movie while you walk the treadmill and the time will pass quickly.

9. I can’t afford the gym.

Exercise can be completely free. Just get moving. While a gym is nice, it certainly shouldn’t stop you from exercising.

10. I can’t get motivated to get started.

If you don’t ever try, you will always fail. Start small and make it part of the start of your day so you can’t push off exercise until the next day.

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky motivational quote to never give up, push on and do your best, and to keep at it because that is how you succeed. Especially when it's hard.

This year, I’m tackling my fitness goal with the help of a 3G Cardio Pro Runner Treadmill. With a home full of kids, it’s hard to get to the gym, but I’m not letting excuses get in the way of my fitness goals in 2016. It doesn’t matter if I’m perfect at fitness, it just matters that I try. The Pro Runner Treadmill will allow me to stay active even when the hot 120° summers hit and take workout in the evenings, once my boys are in bed, without leaving my home.

Excuses to Exercise

This treadmill has so many options with built-in programs that you can customize to your needs as you work up your fitness level. You’ll also find convenient one touch buttons for speed and elevation that make it simple to adjust your routine.

You’ll find fitness tests that help you track your progress including The control panel even includes multi speed fans to keep you comfortable while you are exercising. Best of all, you’ll feel confident in your purchase as 3G Cardio offers a lifetime warranty on the motor and frame and a 5 year parts warranty so you know your treadmill will last.

Excuses to Exercise 04952Living in a small home, I love that the 3G Cardio Pro Runner treadmill folds up and conserves space. It delivers a top quality treadmill that will have all the performance you are looking for, while still being able to save space. We have the treadmill in our home office, doubling the purpose of the room and being able to fold up the treadmill while not in use keeps my kids safe and gives us more floor space in the office.

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What excuses are holding you back from meeting your goals?


Wednesday 6th of January 2016

this is such a cool post. everything you listed I have thought. lol. and then once i get done exercising I feel so much better and closer to my goal.


Wednesday 6th of January 2016

Spot on. I used to make these excuses back then.


Tuesday 5th of January 2016

You're right that you can always find an excuse if you look hard enough for one! I love how this treadmill folds so close to the wall!

Liz Mays

Tuesday 5th of January 2016

Ahh, I hate when I find myself making excuses like these. I used to be on such a consistent exercise schedule.


Tuesday 5th of January 2016

That looks like a wonderful treadmill. I love walking on my treadmill. I'd prefer to walk outside, but it's to cold for that right now. There really is no excuse to not exercise. I know we all have a little bit of time to exercise daily.

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