I'm too tired I've been in work all day/Fed up and need comfort food/Not enough time
Don't like the gym posers and the fees/Wet weather/Too tired to exercise.
- If you don't like the gym or classes, don't go. If you hate something you won't do it. This is not leeway to do nothing however, it means you find something else. Try classes, try jogging, try exercise videos or apps on your phone/tablet, research exercises on the internet and put your own routine together, if you have the money buy some home gym equipment and sit in front of the TV on a crosstrainer or exercise bike. Do not give up! Keep trying until you find something that fits.
- Wet weather - again, as above, try something else. Do a home work out or have a day of yoga and/or stretching. Do anything other than break your routine.
- Too tired - sorry this is just a time you have to suck it up and get on with it. You have to push through to get to the stage where you have more energy and you won't feel so tired. I have pushed through exercise before with a stinking cold or a day after recovering from a stomach bug, and yes I found it tough, but I felt better afterwards. Just don't push yourself as hard but don't give up.
- You can do effective exercise in just 25-20min sessions. High intensity exercise all out for this time is more effective than a half-hearted hour long session. Research this on the internet and look into what exercises work best. I have heard it said a few times that if you are doing more than 45 mins, in the gym particularly, you will be wasting a lot of your time. The key time seems to be 30 mins of intense exercise that leaves you breathless and sweaty, several times a week.
I need it!
One day won't hurt I will start again tomorrow.....
Night shifts and then the change to days
- Wake up, have breakfast
- 2 hours later, have a small snack such as fruit or low cal baked crips type snack
- 2-3 hours later have lunch
- 2 hours later have a snack
- 2-3 hours later have tea
- 2 hours later small snack, ideally a couple of hours before bed to allow it to settle