1. “I don’t know how to do this.”
The first time you try working out, you might look awkward. You might run funny. But you’ll get the hang of it. Just keep going. And ask your gym if they will show you, once, how to use the equipment for free.

2. “I’m too embarrassed.”

Like the saying goes, no matter how slow you go, you’re lapping everyone on the couch. So no worries, mamacita/papacito, just get up and do it.

If you’re really worried about people staring, stick in some earbuds and lose yourself in your favorite music. Just don’t dance while you’re on the treadmill unless you’re this guy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLfUgXcvq4g

3. “I can’t eat before a workout.”
The key to fueling your workouts: Keep it light, time it right. Eat something that won’t weigh you down—something that combines healthy carbs with muscle-building protein—about an hour before you work out AND within 30 minutes of finishing.

4. “I don’t like sweating.”
We really do hear this—with alarming frequency. It usually comes from someone who looks more ready for the club than a workout. We understand that sweating is, well, kind of gross. But do it enough and pretty soon you’ll crave that sopping wet feeling of accomplishment.

5. “Can you turn the music down?”
Ah, the age-old gym question. Turning the music up is a surefire way to pump up your workout intensity, but can damage your hearing—especially with head phones. Keep your iPod on medium volume, and if you’re in a class where the music is too loud, bring earplugs. Not a sexy look—but neither is asking everyone to repeat themselves forever.

6. “I don’t want to get big.”
Ladies: you cannot get as big as men unless your body makes testosterone like a man. Since it probably doesn’t, you’re probably good. Lift heavy—you’ll love the results. We promise.

7. “I’m working off those brownies.”
Please, I’m begging you. Stop treating certain foods as bad, and stop treating exercise as punishment. If you indulge, enjoy it and get on with your life. Look at exercise as something you do because it’s good for you and feels amazing.

8. “I want to look like her.”
You don’t have to compete with other people. Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” If you’re too busy comparing yourself to other people, you won’t appreciate the awesomeness of becoming a better you.

9. “I don’t have time for this.”
You’re busy, I’m busy. We’re all busy. Thankfully there’s a whole bunch of new ways to get in a workout without taking all day. Whole body vibration (WBV), high intensity interval training (HIIT), 30-minute lunchtime classes at the gym are just some of the ways you can get in a quickie.

10. “I hate running.”
If you run even though you hate it, or you swim even though you hate it, or whatever it is you hate doing even though you hate it, you won’t get the best results because there’s no joy in it. Find something you can take joy in, and you’ll naturally give it your all. http://us.hypervibe.com/blog

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