- No time – If you don’t find time for exercise now, you’ll have to find time later for disease and doctor appointments.
- Too tired – Give it a chance, and you’ll find that consistent exercise gives you more energy.
- No discipline – Try new motivating strategies; or give yourself non-food rewards, like pampering treatments, a new book/CD/DVD, or down time for yourself.
- Muscle soreness – Life is more painful for sedentary people.
- Inconvenience – Obesity and health problems are a lot more inconvenient than exercise.
- Boredom – Be creative! Take a dance class, join a team or league, borrow fitness DVDs from the library, play with your kids, etc. You’ll come up with more.
- Embarrassment – People at the gym are far more concerned about themselves. Seriously.
- Injury – You can still exercise the parts of your body that are not injured. A trainer or physical therapist can help you find the right exercises.
- Too expensive – Explore all the ways you can exercise for free!
- Just don’t care – If that’s really true, perhaps you have a more serious problem.