Be Stronger Than Your Excuses

It’s Saturday morning. My alarm goes off. I open my eyes and try to focus on the time. 6:25am. Ugh. I just want to roll back over and go to bed. The excuses start forming in my head:

I’m tired.

My stomach hurts.

I have a million errands to run. 

I didn’t do laundry.

I want to sleep in for one day. 

By the time the excuses run dry, I’m already awake. No turning back now. It’s go time.

Be stronger than your excuses

I started scheduling Soul Cycle classes on Saturday mornings. The class is at 7:15am. Once I click to reserve the bike, there is no turning back.

At first, I wasn’t into it. 7am on a Saturday morning? It’s my weekend. What if I want to go out the night before? What if I want to sleep in one morning? Then I realized. Those are just all lame excuses. Morning workouts are the best (as I’ve written before). I can still go out the night before. But if I know I am working out the next morning, I probably won’t have that third beer at happy hour.

Fast forward to 8am, I am a sweaty mess, but ready to start the weekend. Those excuses I had at 6:25am are gone, and I am on my way to having a productive day.

Do you prefer morning, afternoon or night workouts? Why? 

  • I’m definitely a morning workout person, for all the reasons you’ve listed, but most of all because I know that if I don’t do it first thing in the morning, I probably won’t do it at all. Life gets in the way and I’m more likely to find excuses not to do it.