How to Get Yourself to the Gym Every Day

When it comes to finding every reason not to go to the gym you’ve used every single excuse in the book. You’re really great at making a weight loss plan for yourself, but what you’re not too great at is sticking to it. You’re a busy person, which leaves you tired and without time for yourself and blah, blah, blah. What you might call reasons for not working out, we call excuses and trust us when we say that all of us have them, and we’ve heard them all. Here are all of the different excuses we’ve heard and even made throughout our years of personal training.

Common Excuses and How to Beat Them

“I just don’t have time.”

This is easy. Make time. That’s right. One of the easiest ways to combat this issue is to get it done as early as you can in the day. Get to bed early so you can rise and grind at the gym early in the morning. That way, if anything else comes up during the day you have already gotten your workout out of the way and you leave no chance for circumstances to stand in your way of exercising.

“I’m tired.”

This is easy too. Making sure that you get your full seven hours of sleep every night will not only help with brain function while you’re at work, but you’ll have more energy throughout your day. Not getting enough sleep can actually lead to weight gain, so it is of the utmost importance that you get your ZZzz’s every night. We also recommend cutting down on caffeine and sugar to avoid crashing in the afternoon.


“I’m too busy.”

This one we actually understand. Sometimes, you just have way too much to do, however, exercise doesn’t require three hours at the gym every day. Staying healthy simply asks that you exercise for 60 minutes per day and if you can’t give that, a 20-minute run is a great and quick way to get your heart rate up and get your sweat on.


“I had to let my dog out.”

And you didn’t take them for a run with you? You’re not the only one that needs exercise, and if your dog has been cooped up inside all day, a run is not only good for them, it’s good for you. Don’t use your pet as an excuse for not going to the gym.

“I have kids.”

Join the club. Many of us have kids, and yet we make time to get some exercise every day. In fact, because you have kids it’s that much more important that you’re setting a good example. Eating healthy and exercising frequently is important to your kid’s health and you have to teach them good habits by showing them how. Be that super parent that is active with their kids!
Still sound easier said than done? Then maybe it’s time to hire a personal accountability checker, also known as a personal trainer. Your personal trainer will help you create a weight loss plan that can help you stay focused on your goals as well as keep you committed. If you’re looking to get started with fitness training so that you can have someone there to help you battle your excuses, then don’t hesitate to contact us at Midtown Trainers today.