By: Eric Martinez
I often hear so many excuses when it comes to health, fitness, and dieting. I have been hearing these same excuses for years, these excuses, in my mind will never go away for people that use them. The number one excuse is there’s no time to workout with my busy schedule. To me that’s very hard to believe, I understand people work eight hour shifts, have kids, have other priorities in their lives, I mean who doesn’t. This is your health we are talking about, it’s so vital to exercise and eat healthy from time to time. When people tell me they don’t have time, I know it’s an excuse; there is always 30-60 min to spare for exercise. Many individuals would rather spend their time on useless things or simply just lounge around and watch tv instead. Whether it’s before work, on your lunch, after work, or late at night when all the kids are in bed, there’s always time to get some exercise in, plain and simple. Even if you can exercise at least three times a week, it’s better than nothing, I am not saying you have to be in the gym consistently everyday, not everyone has the same goals when it comes to fitness. I cannot stress how important it is to exercise your muscles from time to time and to get your cardio in for cardiovascular reasons, both short and long term health wise. No excuses, only solutions, remember this.
Excuses for dieting/ eating healthy, these excuses are my favorite. There are so many excuses when it comes to dieting it becomes funny at times. People always tell me, it’s too hard to eat healthy all the time, it’s too expensive, it’s too time consuming, my family always makes greasy food so I’m forced to eat it, ect. All of these excuses are not good enough; they are a bunch of BS. Of course eating healthy is challenging, why would it be easy, just like when you want something in life, it never comes easy, so why would eating healthy be? I understand there are many temptations when it comes to food, but it’s very simple, just say no, it’s very easy, if you can’t say no to bad food, so be it, it’s your body and health. Eating healthy is very psychological and could be very depressing at times, but the results you benefit from is incredible health wise. People think by going to the gym or going out for a run means they’ve accomplished something; well you haven’t if you don’t stick to a healthy diet and give your body the necessary macronutrients it demands and deserves. People often tend to make the same mistake often after a workout; they feel they can eat whatever just because they have exercised for the day. By doing this you will never see results, going to the gym becomes a waste of time for you if you have that kind of mentality.
When I hear that eating healthy is too expensive, I think it’s also an excuse. The reason I think this is because people spend their money on useless things and if they just took the time to educate themselves on nutrition they would really understand the true meaning of eating healthy. I am trying to make it clear that it is an investment buying healthy foods, of course it’s going to be expensive, but it’s an investment that will benefit you and your kids in the long run. I am not saying you have to go and buy the most expensive foods; there are alternative foods out there that are affordable. As a child I grew up eating nothing but bad foods, so I understand when parents just feed their kids whatever, because they don’t know any better. Only do these parents know that it’s their child that suffers as they get older weight wise. I promise you by eating healthy on a consistent basis will benefit you, make the right choice and start today. Once again no excuses, only solutions.