10 Excuses Why I Didn’t Workout Today

 This year, I decided I was going to pump up my workout game. I’ve been failing miserably due to the winter blues (and the fact that I’m being lazy). I would get a momentum going (hot yoga 2x a week, a run on the treadmill, a Jillian Michaels DVD or two) and then the long list of excuses started coming on strong…


  1. I’m soooo sore from Pilates/Yoga/Running… I can barely walk up and down the stairs. I feel like an old lady. How do you expect me to complete another workout? If I do another burpee, I may not be able to get back up. Hurts
  2. I don’t want to wake up Bentley (my dog). How cute does he look, all curled up in the comforter? I just can’t do that to him. Nobody likes to be woken up that early. He would hate me forever.
  3. I need to eat something before I workout. What if I faint during my morning run? Who will be there to pick me up? I COULD DIE OUT THERE.
  4. I JUST ate breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack. I don’t want to throw up while gracefully running on the treadmill. Ew. That would be gross. Isn’t there a 30-minute rule or something?Don't Put Me Down For Cardio
  5. I don’t think I have any clean workout clothes. When was the last time I did laundry?
  6. It’s too cold out and there is snow EVERYWHERE. I could slip and fall on the ice. Everyone would laugh. It would be totes embarrassing.
  7. I didn’t drink enough water yesterday. I probably will pass out at hot yoga. I will be the chick that passes out and everyone’s “zen” will be all effed up. I can’t be that girl.
  8. After work, I just want to sit on my couch, put my feet up and watch an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210. Don’t judge me. I need to find out if Donna Martin graduates.
  9. It’s too hot out to go for a run. I may get heatstroke. People die from heatstroke, ya know. And yes, I know that the gym has air-conditioning but you never know what could happen from the walk from the car to the gym door.
  10. I’ll work out tomorrow. I promise.

What are some of your best “I can’t workout today” excuses?

Leave them in the comments!


  1. February 15, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    I’ve been trying to work out in the mornings specifically so I don’t have the “I just want to go home and watch TV excuse”. This morning I had every intention of getting up, but I definitely drank too much wine last night (cheers to Valentine’s Day!), and we stayed up too late watching The Talking Dead. So my excuse this morning was But I’m too tired for this! Fingers crossed I’m better tomorrow!

    • Kristine
      February 15, 2016 / 12:55 pm

      You are good! It’s been so cold, and leaving my house in the morning has not been ideal, so I’ve been going after work – but sometimes work gets busy and I can’t make the class! I have to get better!

  2. February 15, 2016 / 12:57 pm

    This is hilarious! I’m the WORST at working out during the winter. I’m too cold to do anything!

    • Kristine
      February 15, 2016 / 1:27 pm

      Me too!!

    • Kristine
      February 15, 2016 / 4:35 pm

      Ugh me too!!!

  3. February 15, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    Thank you…I may just use some of these excuses!!

    • Kristine
      February 15, 2016 / 6:17 pm


  4. February 15, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    Haha these are too funny! I’m pretty sure I’ve used all of these too. I’m the queen of excuses when it’s time to work out!

    • Kristine
      February 15, 2016 / 9:35 pm

      Thanks! Me too!

  5. March 31, 2016 / 10:44 pm

    I love this post! I love working out, however there are days which I literally think of 10 excuses in a really short time and find a way back to my couch! xx

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    • Kristine
      March 31, 2016 / 11:11 pm

      I’m with you! Last night was one of those nights!!!