100 lb. Club - What's your most frequent excuse for skipping workouts?

09-06-2012, 02:13 PM
1. I don't have enough time.

2. I'm too exhausted to work up a sweat.

3. I have a health condition that holds me back.

4. I just don't like to work out!

5. Skip workouts? Me? Never.

6. Something else (Please explain)

Quantum Sheep
09-06-2012, 02:23 PM
Other: I've recently started p90x, and I find that some workouts are so intense that I can't move parts of my body for one or two days afterwards. When that happens, exercise gets skipped.

09-06-2012, 02:50 PM
My main reason is "I am feeling lazy/tired today" and don't bother. But I give myself rest days and I see them almost as a reward to work out knowing I'll have a planned rest day coming up so I don't tend to skip workouts.

09-06-2012, 04:22 PM
1 and 2 mainly. Sometimes 3 sneaks in there too!

09-06-2012, 04:54 PM
lol wow where to begin...
1) had a lot to do today so...
a) dont need to
b) to tired
c) barely ate all day
2) i did extra exercise yesterday...
3) its T.O.M. n i just wanna vegetate
4) dont want to do it in front of hubby n kids
jeez the list could b the never ending story!

09-06-2012, 06:53 PM
I came to this thread to find a good excuse to not go work out today :P

09-06-2012, 06:55 PM
I'm too tired.
It's too hot.
My hair will sweat.

09-06-2012, 07:00 PM
I have to laugh when I remember this one when I was first committing to exercise - "no parking spaces available at the gym. I tried, so I can count it as an exercise session"

09-07-2012, 01:26 PM
"I'll get up early and do it."

Yeah. Right. LOL!

09-07-2012, 02:04 PM
I laughed the other day when a lady in another thread said that she used the excuse that she had to change her shoes ... becuz I've done the same thing; but now I have a remedy for that -- I put my walking shoes on as soon as I get up now.

1) I have to change my shoes
2) I have to change my clothes
3) it's too cold, hot, wet, or whatever ...
4) I'm too sore
5) I'm too tired
6) I might fall or collapse ;)
7) somebody might see me
8) somebody might mock me
9) I don't feel like it
10) I don't wanna ... :lol:

All those used to go through my head; but I have a response to them now ...

1) put them on first thing
2) same: wear something comfortable right away
3) put on a sweater, jacket, take an umbrella, walk indoors, whatever ...
4) do something light: toning, etc
5) do something for only 5 minutes x 3
6) don't go so far; plan ahead
7) go after dark or do indoors
8) people don't care anymore & are too busy
9) too bad -- do it anyways!
10) you will be proud of yourself! :D

09-07-2012, 03:14 PM
Back pain! Typically it gets better after I work out, but during the workout it's so easy to tell myself to stop.

09-07-2012, 03:17 PM
I have to laugh when I remember this one when I was first committing to exercise - "no parking spaces available at the gym. I tried, so I can count it as an exercise session"

that totally sounds like something I would do.:D

09-07-2012, 03:30 PM
"I'll get up early and do it."

Yeah. Right. LOL!

I absolutely ABUSE this one!!

Arctic Mama
09-07-2012, 03:30 PM
My excuse? I'm exhausted from caring for my other children during pregnancy, and it is wiser to get rest when I can than burn myself out and pay for it with illness.

I didn't miss many workouts before this pregnancy, except when it was literally too busy to fit one in. Now, though, I'm finding it much harder, since peeling myself off the couch in the afternoon is very difficult and I'm waking up later and still tired, no matter how much sleep I'm getting.

salsa chip
09-07-2012, 03:46 PM

09-08-2012, 12:17 AM
My most frequent excuse is that I don't want to have to wash my hair. And I don't work out at the office gym because I don't want any of my coworkers to see me half dressed in the locker room! Oh... my issues!

09-08-2012, 01:56 PM
1.) I'm too busy.
2.) It's too late in the day.
3.) I'm tired.
4.) I don't feel like.
5.) I feel dehydrated.
6.) I don't have clean socks/t-shirt/leggings.
7.) I'm going to miss my tv show.
8.) Just one more page and I'll go...
9.) I'll just eat a little less today...
10.) I'll do it later/tomorrow.
11.) I'm bored with x.

It gets pretty childish! It's pretty much my inner 5 year old on a rampage.

09-10-2012, 12:02 PM
TOASTED ~ :lol: I have used the "I'll do it later one too" but then later never comes. Now, I do some toning ones as soon as I wake up -- that way I can't put it off. Little strategies like that have helped me a lot. I have tweaked my exercise down to a few things I really like (or don't mind too much) and scatter them throughout the day and week; but if I miss any, I don't really get too upset about it ... ;)

Quantum Sheep
09-10-2012, 12:21 PM
My new excuse: Someone is watching.