Run Jump Scrap! The clue is in the title. I do a lot of running and jumping when I am not injured and I love to head to the gym regularly. I’ve said many times before, exercise is my therapy. It clears my head if I feel a bit stressed or anxious and gives me some time out. For me, it’s a hobby and enjoyable.
I forget that not everyone is me though.
For some exercise is a chore. It’s not fun. It’s not something they would voluntarily want to do. They don’t want to grab a pair of Nike trainers and get active. They would prefer to shove their slippers on and curl up with a book.
In fact for some they would prefer to do ANYTHING other than workout.
When I asked a group of fellow bloggers what their excuses were to get out of exercise, this is what they came up with:
“I usually say I’ve got work to do for the blog or the house is a tip and I need to clean it!” Jade from Raising The Rings.
“I’m conserving my energy for a cold winter!” Pete from Household Money Saving.
“Just having a toddler is the best excuse for having no time to workout!” Hannah from Little Snippets.
“Not really an excuse but at my old job I reluctantly joined the gym which was on a retail park. I used to get changed into my gym gear and wonder around the shops until my dinner break was over!” Emma from Ready, Freddie, Go!
“I’m naturally slim anyway, I don’t NEED it. (I know, I know and sorry! But it’s true.)” Eva from Captain Bobcat.
“I need my mum tum to keep me warm this winter!” Zoe from Mummy and Liss.
“I once didn’t go because my trainers didn’t match my gym outfit!” Beth from Twinderelmo.
“At the moment it’s the fact we have two kids under 3… coupled with the fact Baby B is solely breastfed.
I’m currently debating trying to start jogging using the double pushchair… Given I’ve never really been a jogger and only tried its few times we’ll see if it ever happen!” Lynne from New Mummy Blog.
“I always say that I don’t really suit gym ware and spandex aggravates my eczema!” Laura from Five Little Doves.
“I don’t make excuses, I just don’t want to do it!” Nikki from Yorkshire Wonders.
“It’s boring and I can’t be arsed.” Fran from Whinge, Whinge, Wine.
“Lifting a wine glass is basically arm day done right??” Clare from Neon Rainbow Blog.
“I take the dog out for a poo every day. Who needs the gym?” Vicky from The Tactical Mummy.
“I’ve always been pretty skinning anyway and the fact that I can’t run that far without getting out of breath doesn’t bother me. I don’t understand the whole marathon or 5k thing so why bother. Plus sitting on my sofa watching Netflix is much more fun.” Kirsty from Winnettes.
“I usually say I have nothing to wear. Nothing fits!” Kerry from Kerry Louise Norris.
“I needed to sleep for an extra hour instead.” Sinead from Sinead Latham.
“I don’t have time to wash my hair afterwards… god seeing that written down makes it even more pathetic!” Kate from Five Little Stars.
“‘I just don’t have the time’ which is pretty true seeing as I’m a mum of three, barely have any time to go to the loo.” Sarah from Mummy Cat Notes.
“It’s called being a single mum to a toddler. I can’t wee in peace never mind take time for me, what’s that!” Natalie from Mum Worthy.
” I have articles to write….” Lynette from Reclusive Fox.
I think we have some great excuses here but still have to say I’m still keeping at it?
So what would you say if you didn’t want to get to the gym?
This is a collaborative post.
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