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by Courtney on January 3, 2012

Okay, I want you all to think for a minute and raise your (virtual) hand if you’ve ever experienced any of the following thoughts:

  • Staying healthy is hard…
  • I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get healthy…
  • This couch is way more comfortable than the treadmill…
  • It’s ok, I’ll just start tomorrow…
  • Working out sucks…

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**Raises hand** – Ummm, yeah. You betcha.

I’ll admit it. I absolutely, 100% have had each and every one of those thoughts pass through my mind at one point or another. Luckily, thanks to a few healthy lifestyle changes on my part, most of those thoughts are now only seen on a rare occasion. But it’s reality, and sometimes, we just don’t have our “get healthy and fit” mojo working the way we’d like it to.

A couple of weeks ago, I was sent a book to review through my association with FitFluential (which, by the way, they are ALWAYS looking for new members, so feel free to check it out and sign up! You don’t have to be a blogger to do it either!). The title of the book immediately caught my attention…

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Catchy, right?

Chuck Runyon, CEO and cofounder of Anytime Fitness, is the author of Working Out Sucks, which is simply, a no-excuses, get-real guide to getting healthy. Runyon tackles all of the reasons for why working out sucks, along with the excuses most often made for not taking care of our own health. He and his two other co-authors, Brian Zehetner (MS, RD, CSCS), and Rebecca Derossett (MSW) provide a full-circle approach to getting healthy in a simple, realistic way.

I’ll admit – I’m quite lucky in the sense that, probably 85% of the time, I absolutely love working out. I love the energy it gives me, I love how strong I feel afterward, and hey, seeing the results from all of my hard work isn’t half bad either. Winking smile

But not everyone feels this way about working out, and I think all of us could use a little extra “kick in the pants” every now and then to get motivated. Luckily, this book definitely does just that!

So here’s the low-down…the book is broken down into four parts.

Part One: No More Excuses

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Chuck Runyon uses part one of the book to highlight a number of different problems and excuses that we all might come up with for why we can’t start getting healthy right now…things ranging from “bad genes” to “I can’t afford it.” He then follows up every mini excuse with “Working out sucks…but X,Y,and Z sucks more,” proving that many of the alternatives are often much worse. I found part one of the book very easy to relate to and very easy to read through because each mini problem or excuse outlined is only 2-3 pages long. That makes for very easy reading!

Part Two: Mental Roadblocks

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Part two of the book is written by Rebecca Derossett (MSW), and focuses in on all of those lovely little mind games that we like to play, the bad habits that we make, and how we can learn to break them. This particular section of the book really hit home for me because I felt like it relates directly to my “need” for nighttime sweets. I have basically hardwired my brain to think that I need sweets after dinner, which is why I crave them…hungry or not.

Rebecca goes into detail on how we can all learn to change a behavior by developing the right skills. It involves a whole lot of mind of matter, and a desire and a willingness to change. She identifies the fact that “changing behavior can suck,” but it’s certainly possible. One big note I took away from this section? The 66-Day Rule.

Research has shown that it takes roughly 66 days for a good habit to become ingrained. The first 21 days are the most important for learning new habits; the brain is still undecided on the new habit and may not be “sold” on the change. Days 22-66 are the engagement phase, where your brain is more committed and is more prepared to accept the new habit. Very interesting stuff.

Rebecca also mentions the 80/20 rule (stay on track 80% of the time) as a way of being successful, which I wholeheartedly agree with. It’s just not possible to be perfect 100% of the time, so any person or program that acknowledges that is super smart, in my opinion. ;)

Part Three: Nutrition

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Brian Zehetner (MS, RD, CSCS) takes care of part three of the book, which focuses on the nutrition aspect of things. Many of the most common nutrients are discussed, including carbs, fiber, protein, fats, water, and supplements. The author does a really good job, in my opinion, of presenting the information in a way that is very easy for anyone who may just be beginning to start their journey to health to understand. A lot of the information that was given was actually very similar to what I read while studying for my NASM exam, so it was a nice little refresher.

Part Four: Fitness Plan

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Part four is also written by Zehetner, and touches on some of various aspect of fitness: how to keep moving, cardio, strength training (including some very common myths!) and stretching. The book ends with a 21-day nutrition and fitness plan to help anyone get started and kick off their healthier lifestyle. The plan features workouts and a meal plan, both of which appeared to be very well balanced and completely doable.

Overall, I really liked this book! It was a very easy read, it’s straight to the point, and even funny at times, too. For anyone who may be just starting out on their health and fitness journey, this book would be a very useful tool. It provides some good, solid advice on how to eat well and work out, and also clears up a lot of confusion about many of the “shoulds” and “shouldn’ts” currently out there (are carbs REALLY bad? will strength training REALLY make me bulk up?).

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So lucky for you guys, I’m not just going to talk your ear off about this book and not give you the opportunity to experience it for yourself…

I’m giving away THREE COPIES of the book to THREE LUCKY READERS!!

How To Enter:

  1. (Mandatory): Leave a comment on this post telling me what excuses you have used in the past to get out of working out.
  2. (Optional): Tweet about the giveaway and leave a separate comment telling me that you did – “No more excuses! I want to win @SweetToothCourt’s giveaway and get fit for 2012! – http://wp.me/p1g6nA-7MI #workingoutsucks”

I will choose the three winners on Thursday, January 5th. Good luck!! Smile

Fitfluential LLC compensated me for this sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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1 Amanda @ For The Love of Everything January 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Number One Excuse…..I’m too tired, I’ll just workout tomorrow!

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2 Shari January 3, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Well, I think I have pretty much used every excuse in the book! Lately, I just keep telling myself that I just don’t have time. I know that isn’t true. I could easily give up some facebook or web surfing time. I MUST get myself back on track! This book sounds like a great read!

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3 Kelley January 3, 2012 at 2:25 pm

hmmm… my most recent excuse is that I am 6 months pregnant. Even being pregnant, I know its important to stay active and exercise. I would LOVE a copy of this book to give me a little boost in motivation!

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4 JW January 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm

My excuses are always really lame: “I’m too tired” or “I’ll just work out tomorrow”

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5 Lindsay January 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Excuses I have used in the past to get out of working out include but are not limited to (hee hee)… I am too tired, I am too busy, The gym is too far away, I won’t have as good of a workout on my own so there is no point.

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6 Cristin January 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I am a total chicken when it comes to driving in the snow. I will totally use that as my excuse to not go to the gym. It’s stupid since I have a ton of dvds & equipment I can use at home. Haha

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7 Jennifer January 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm

My favorite excuse is “I will just start over on Monday…” or some variation of that. No more excuses!

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8 JW January 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I tweeted! @butterjessfly

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9 Michelle January 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Oh goodness, I’ve used so many excuses! Everything from the weather to clothing to laundry! But this year I am dedicated to sticking with a healthy routine!

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10 Jillian D. January 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I tweeted about the giveaway. I would def by interested in reading this book.

Happy Anniversary {from yesterday} by the way!!

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11 Jena January 3, 2012 at 2:29 pm

“It’s too cold outside” or “I do not have enough energy today”

This book sounds very motivational!

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12 Coral January 3, 2012 at 2:29 pm

My number one excuse is that I’ve had a LOOOOONG day and i deserve to just relax and unwind

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13 Kate January 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm

My biggest- I have no time! Lame! Yes, I work 40 hours, yes, I have a 2 year old, and yes, my husband works long hours, but I need to MAKE the time. What’s more important than health, right?

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14 Lee @ in the pink of condition January 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm

OMG, I have so many excuses, but here are my favorites:
“But my bed is so comfy…”
“I forgot my ipod today, guess I can’t go to the gym!”
“But Modern Family is on…. (I have it DVRed)”

:-)
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15 Jessica January 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Needing more sleep has definitely been my most frequently used excuse!

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16 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine January 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I have probably used EVERY excuse in the book (no pun intended).

My most common excuses are:
*I’m too tired.
*It’s too cold outside.
*I have too much to do.
*I don’t feel like getting up.

Etc.
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17 Alli January 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Since I’m a college student, I like to use the excuse I need to do homework instead. But, in reality my “homework time” is usually spent facebooking and blog reading.

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18 Lee @ in the pink of condition January 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I also tweeted your giveaway! (@LeePinkOC)

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19 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life January 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I use my son as an excuse not to work out all the time. Since I’m busy I feel bad ditching him for a workout, but there are plenty of thing I can do with him, like walks, or while he naps.
Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life recently posted..2011 in Review

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20 Linda January 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I have used every excuse you mentioned but my most common one is that I’m too tired or don’t have time. I would love to read this book, then share it with my friend who is also having trouble getting into the right mindset!

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21 Michelle January 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I just tweeted about the giveaway! I bet this book is great to get started!

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22 Leah January 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm

My excuse is usually that I don’t end up seeing the results I want anyways!

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23 Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe January 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm

My biggest excuse lately is that I’m too tired or it’s too cold out.

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24 Heather January 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm

im pretty sure ive used every excuse in the book (though maybe not THAT book) recently – it was cold, i was cozy, and productive: no reason to run, right?

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25 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life January 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I also tweeted!
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26 Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe January 3, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I just tweeted!

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27 *CaNdY* January 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Before I made the lifestyle change:

1. That would involve me changing into workout clothes I don’t own!
2. I don’t have time (as I’m flicking through the channels with nothing to watch!)
3. That requires energy I don’t have (but I’ll go out and party later!)

The books looks like a great read! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

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28 Katherine January 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Oh boy, excuses, excuses! I’ve used so many, but some of the most ridiculous are:

1. I’ll work out twice as much tomorrow
2. I don’t want to wash my hair twice in one day

Or the real doozy:

3. My dog looks too cute sitting on the couch and I don’t want to leave him alone!

This book sounds like a really great read!!

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29 Jen January 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I use the “I’m tired” excuse waaaaaaaay too often!

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30 Caitlin P. January 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

This book sounds great! I’ve used every excuse in the book… I’m tired, I had a bad day, I had a good day, it’s too cold, I’ll do it later, etc etc. No more excuses!

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31 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat January 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Feeling tired, for sure!
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32 Lisa January 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Id have to say I have used every excuse under the sign. Number 1 is I’m too tired! After we put the kids to bed, my husband goes straight to the gym, and I sit on the comfy couch catching up on my shows. I know I should just get up but it’s that loss of motivation. Cheers to a new year and goals

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33 Allison January 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I am tired and I will just do it later in the day, which doesn’t happen because of work/kids/etc.

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34 Megan January 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm

My biggest excuse is that I have no time. I would love this book to help me find some much needed motivation!

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35 Marial @Under The Kitchen Table January 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I am usually “too tired” or “too busy” or I somehow make myself believe I worked out too hard at work ;)

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36 Sam @ The Real Pretty January 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Because I work out in the AM, my excuse is usually “I need the sleep”, but lately my go-to excuse is “but it’s the Holidays!!” Guess that one can’t be used anymore, huh?

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37 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries January 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm

in the past i’ve often made the excuse “i’m too tired…”

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38 Mitra January 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm

My biggest excuse is that I can start tomorrow. Thankfully I normally don’t go through with my excuses and I do what I need to do today!

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39 Pamela January 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I would often use the excuse that I was too busy with school and studying to work out!

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40 ashley January 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm

my excuse is usually that by the time i get home from work to change to go to the gym, everything else BUT the gym sounds more appealing. that’s why going in the morning or straight from work is so much easier for me.

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41 Beth January 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm

My favorite excuse: I’m tired, so I’ll go tomorrow – and do double to make up for it!

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42 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries January 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm

i tweeted!

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43 ashley January 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm

i just tweeted your giveaway!!!! i want to win the book soooo bad!!! :-D

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44 Beth January 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Tweeted!

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45 Matthew January 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Excuses:
1) I’m not feeling too good today
2) The kids kept me up all night (anyone with infants?)
3) What, and give up time putzing around on Facebook?
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46 Corey January 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm

My biggest excuse is “I’ll just do more tomorrow”

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47 Briana January 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm

My biggest excuse is usually “I’m in college and everyone is lazy and unhealthy, so I can be too”. I mostly push past that thought since it’s ridiculous and I’d rather be healthy now since college won’t last forever.

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48 Nicole January 3, 2012 at 2:46 pm

“But the bed is just soooo cozy and I deserve sleep.” – my excuse this morning!
:P

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49 Leslie January 3, 2012 at 2:46 pm

This book sounds great, a nice little reminder of why this must be a lifestyle change, not just a (temporary) resolution to a new year. I definitely struggle more with the nutrition side. For me, working out is such a release of energy plus as I say to my hubby, I run so I can eat baby! But sometimes, those sweets call to me late at night and I just can’t say no. Maybe I can say no for 66 days and be rid of them forever!! (yah, right ;) )

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50 Laura @ LauraLikesDesign January 3, 2012 at 2:46 pm

For me, it’s the thought of putting on my winter coat, driving to the gym, walking into the gym in the freezing cold, working out, then walking out sweaty in the cold winter air!
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51 Nicole January 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Yup – I tweeted! @NV1019

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52 Keri January 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm

The Snow!! makes me want to buddle up and stay inside with a good bookk ;)

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53 Kylee January 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I use “I’m so tired!” wayyy too much!

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54 Kate January 3, 2012 at 2:51 pm

#1 excuse: “Everyone needs a rest day.” Except then the one rest day becomes two, three, etc. rest days, and I’m out of my good habits…

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55 Jenny January 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I always come up with an excuse like, “if I clean the house today, that can count as my workout” or “I’ll skip my workout today and just make sure to take the stairs at work a few extra times…”
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56 Sarah January 3, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Every excuse mentioned and- i’m too tired, i need the rest, i’ll save the hardwood from all my thumping, i will just eat healthy anyway, one day doesn’t change a thing.
Fun Fact: i used these excuses this morning :)

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57 Sarah January 3, 2012 at 2:54 pm

“I’m so tired, I’ll start tomorrow.”
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58 Mikayla January 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I always psych myself out of working out! I need to stop playing mind games with myself and get real! I would love to read the book.

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59 Dani January 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Besides the obvious ones that have already been posted, my biggest one is that I don’t want to wash my hair again – I’m a big sweater and washing is not optional, so I tell myself I’ll just work out tomorrow before I shower again.

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60 Sarah S January 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

if i dont get my workout done in the morning, i somehow find ways to convince myself im too tired or i’ll just eat well in the evening (i’m a nighttime snacker extraordinaire) instead of completing an afternoon workout. frustrating!

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61 Andreia January 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Probably the most used excuse is that I am too tired or have to many other things to do!

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62 Hannah January 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

too tired; too stressed (though thats when i make myself go the most!), its getting late…

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63 Andreia January 3, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I just tweeted the following:

No more excuses to NOT exercise!! Check out @SweetToothCourt’s giveaway http://wp.me/p1g6nA-7MI #workingoutsucks and win a copy!
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64 Laura January 3, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I live in the Midwest where during the winter months it can be verrrrry cold. My number 1 excuse during the winter is that it’s too cold/windy/icy/snowy outside to go to the gym. Booooo!

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65 Lauren Rees January 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I totally use the classic…”I don’t have time”. So not even true. I go to school, teach, and just planned a crazy wedding but yet I still had time to sit around watching crap TV and pinning my brains out.

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66 Megan S. January 3, 2012 at 3:01 pm

The lame old excuse of being too tired!

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67 Sarah January 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I tweeted about the giveaway! (@sarahkinonen)

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68 christy January 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I don’t feel like it (in the morning) and I’ll do it later… but then I get caught up in chores, errands, etc then it is dinner time!

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69 Lisa January 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I use all of them but my most popular is I am too busy – I need to get that one out of my head asap!!

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70 Kristin January 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm

#1 excuse for me is thinking I don’t have time—but after my workout I always feel better. This book looks great!

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71 Lauren Rees January 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I tweeted the giveaway! (@tchrlauren)

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72 Corey January 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Sleep is always my excuse. I need to workout while my girls nap. Usually, I join them for a midday snooze :)
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73 Kristen January 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Either I’m too tired. The gym is too far. Or I dont have time. All very bad excuses!

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74 Nicole January 3, 2012 at 3:07 pm

My problem is that I always seem to have so much other “more important” things to do. But I’m learning how to prioritize, with my health being near the top of the list. It is definitely tough to overcome, though!

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75 Maggie January 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I always say “Ill just work out extra hard tomorrow”.. no good.

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76 Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! January 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm

My excuses are almost always “I have too much to do!” sad I know!
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77 Julie freed January 3, 2012 at 3:13 pm

There’s just not enough time to do what I need to do and to work out!

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78 Kari January 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I have had every single excuse that was mentioned above; however, I feel the same as you do, Courtney! I love working out about 85% of the time – it’s worth the pain :)

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79 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles January 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm

It is too hot! It is too cold! It is too windy! ……ect.
I’m too tired! I worked out really hard yesterday!
This would be a great read!
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80 Erica January 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm

My biggest excuse in the winter is that it is too cold outside to run… pretty lame since I live in Florida!

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81 Danielle January 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I love working out and never make excuses, but I definitely have a problem with my sweet tooth, especially before bed! I could use some help in that area for sure.

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82 Kassi January 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I always say I don’t have enough time even though I’m sure I could make time!

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83 Ruthie Hart January 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I heard an ad from this guy on the radio today!! I barely worked out over the holidays with the excuse of “I will start in the new year!” Granted I was a little sniffly and it was nice to have time off!
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84 Jordan K. January 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I always tell myself “Oh I’ll just make up the workout later in the week…” to get out of a workout if I’m just not feeling it, but most often than not I don’t end up actually making it up and then I just feel guilty about it!

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85 Sarah January 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm

If I have any other errands or cleaning to do I’ve let it trump my workout before and that’s when I realize next to nothing is more important than my health. Everything will get done. For me it’s now about having priorities.

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86 Amanda January 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I always use fear as an excuse. I can’t run outside because a masked man will konk me on the head and kill me. I can’t go to the gym early because someone is waiting in the dark parking lot ready to pounce. I can’t go to a workout class because someone is going to follow me to my car after, konk me on the head and kill me. Crazy, huh? :)

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87 Meg January 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm

The list could go on forever, but usually it’s either that it’s too cold to leave the house again or that I got so distracted looking for music to work out to, it’s now too late to go!

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88 Amanda January 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm

My excuse is usually “I’m too tired”… And I always promise myself to workout twice as much the next day. Lately I have been trying to workout almost every day, with a rest day… and if I try using excuses, I’ll make myself work out for 5 minutes. If I’m not getting into the workout, then I’ll let myself stop. But, more often than not, I end up working out for at least 20 minutes!

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89 Jessica January 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm

My excuse is…I will just get back on track tomorrow…one more day won’t hurt me. How crazy is that!?!? I know how I great I feel after working out so I need to stop the excuses!

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90 Sara January 3, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I’m too tired. I’m too hot. I’m too cold. My head hurts. I don’t want to change into workout clothes. I don’t want my hair to get sweaty. I don’t want to get sweaty. Oh, I can think of plenty of good excuses. But I do like the results when I commit regularly.

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91 Jenny January 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm

This morning I woke up to do a Jillian Michaels 30 day shred dvd, but the dvd was damaged. Went back to bed.. :/

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92 Michelle January 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm

My excuse is normally along the lines of “pressing snooze is so much easier than getting out of bed at 4:30am”. :)

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93 Jessica January 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I tweeted!

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94 Helen January 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Definitely the laziness excuse and no time. But apparently I have time to sit on the couch and watch trashy television! Excuses are way too easy to use.
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95 Elizabeth M January 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I’ll work out tomorrow- would love this book!

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96 Mac January 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Excuse #1: I didn’t eat well today and therefore don’t feel well to workout
Excuse #2: It’s too fricken cold to go outside to get to the gym or run outside… darn you Wisconsin winters
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97 Alana January 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Luckily these thoughts rarely creep up…but I’d like to think these are kind of legitimate excuses? Haha!
–”It’s too dangerous outside to go to the gym.” (i.e.- snow, downpour, ice, etc.)
–”I’m too sore and need a day to recover.”
–”I’m too hungry/weak right now to work out.”

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98 Mac January 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm
99 Julie January 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm

my biggest excuses are being too tired at the end of a crazy work day, or i’m too hungry. i “forget” that i can have half an energy bar which will help with hunger and i usually feel so much more energized after a workout.

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100 Megan Guthrie January 3, 2012 at 3:37 pm

One of my biggest excuses is time.. That I don’t have enough time with the many things I have to do during the week to work out as well.

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101 Melissa January 3, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I’ve gotta say, I was skeptical about this book, but your review convinced me! I don’t make many excuses about working out, but I do make lots about eating poorly (especially with sweets). I try to do my best, but I definitely have the habit of eating them at night when I totally don’t need them!
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102 Megan Guthrie January 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm

My biggest excuse is time! I don’t have enough time!!!

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103 Lauren January 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I think the better question is what excuses haven’t I used? Just this week it’s been:
1. too windy
2. too tired
3. no one to work out with
4. need a haircut & she’s only available at the same time as my class
5. ____________ is sore
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104 Melissa January 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Tweeted, too! :)

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105 Leslie January 3, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Number 1 excuse: It is raining and dark out and I don’t want to leave the house. I clearly in the Pacific NW….
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106 Megan Guthrie January 3, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I tweeted!

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107 Renee January 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Sometimes I use working out on a previous day as an excuse to skip a day. Which is important sometimes, but mostly it is just an excuse to be lazy ;)
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108 Kelli-Ann January 3, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I am also one of those people who hate to wash my hair more than once as an excuse not to exercise! I also say I am too tired. I certainly have the time so that is not a legitimate excuse for me. This book sounds great.

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109 Lindsey @ Stink and Hincks January 3, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Oh goodness! Whenever I am sick, I make that my excuse not to work out. Of course no one wants to spread germs, but if I only have a sore throat I can probably hit the gym!
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110 Tracy January 3, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I workout in the am, however, the holidays were here (and now gone) so I lost my motivation. I hope tomorrow I will get my motivation back, as I sit here eating a cookie. I tend to go on a 90day workout kick and then lose motivation for about a month or two. Need to read the book and get back to feeling great!

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111 Brianne January 3, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I have said its too dark and cold when I leave in the winter months. Its awful. But I have since signed up for free programs at the gym so it forces me to be there regardless of the time or weather! Now I can’t imagine not going to the gym at night!

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112 Nicole January 3, 2012 at 3:49 pm

This book looks awesome! Exactly what I need for a little motivation!

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113 Stefanie January 3, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Number one excuse is that I had an extra hard workout the day before – so what! Unless it left me crippled, that’s one lame excuse.

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114 Liz January 3, 2012 at 3:54 pm

My favorite excuse as of late is: the gym will be super busy and I don’t feel like waiting on machines, benches etc.

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115 BakingSuit January 3, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Hm. Usually I can just use the excuse of “There are way too many things on my to-do list to get a work out in” or that I’m having a rough day and want to veg. “My bathing suit is wet so I can’t go upstairs and there are too many lap swimmers to swim” is also a good one.
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116 Ashley January 3, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Oh yea I definitely use excuses….right now I’m using oh man the gym is going to be so packed, I’m so tired today, I can just go the next 3 days instead….whomp whomp. Lame excuses, I know.

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117 BakingSuit January 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm

and tweeted.

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118 Kristen R. January 3, 2012 at 3:58 pm

My number one excuse is that I am tired!

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119 Jen M. January 3, 2012 at 4:01 pm

“I don’t have time.” <– biggest reason/excuse. Really, I need a new job so I'm not spending 13-14 hours a day at or commuting to work. By the time I get home, get dinner made/cleaned up, I'm E.X.H.A.U.S.T.E.D. and dragging myself to bed, and that's on a normal night. :/ Night when I have to run errands, or the rare nights I have plans to see family or friends just mean I'm getting to bed even later. Weekends are consumed with cleaning house/running errands/projects/family/friends, and trying to fit in relaxing/books/hobbies. Seriously. I mean, where the heck did 2011 even go?!?

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120 Cindy January 3, 2012 at 4:05 pm

When I try to get up early in the morning and I’m really tired, I’ll tell myself that I’ll go later…not good!
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121 Patty January 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm

So many excuses…Its cold out, I worked late too tired to get up early, never charged my ipod, and on and on.

The book sounds like a good read.

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122 Ally January 3, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I used the “I worked a 12 hour day yesterday, I can work out later or tomorrow” last week.

Even though I know working out will always make me feel better.

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123 Katy @ A Shot of Life January 3, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I have cramps. I need a nap. It’s too cold. It’s too dark. It’s raining. Not enough time. My list of excuses could go on and on!
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124 Elle January 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I live in Chicago, so during the winter it’s way too easy to convince myself that it’s “too cold out” to go out when I don’t have to. Of course, there’s now a gym in my new apartment, but then my excuse becomes that I much prefer yoga/pilates classes etc.
Basically I’m terrible about it.

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125 marci blumenfeld January 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm

After work the most used excuse for me is ” i am too tired, i will just go home and clean the house/do laurndry” (which usually doesnt happpen when i tell my self that) … and in general is just that i am too tried and would rather relax!

Today however, my excuse is that the gym is going to be WAY TO CROWDED with all of the people who made new years resolutions – but i am not letting that stop me from my workout :)

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126 Meg January 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Excuse #1 I am tiredddd today maybe I need to rest today
Excuse #2 My legs feel heavy or sore so I probably don;t want to get injured
Excuse #3 took busy today!
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127 Meg January 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I tweeted!
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128 Kristen January 3, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I have used EVERY excuse :) but usually it has something to do with showering – like I already showered today, but I still have a meeting tonight, so I’d have to shower again! Probably has something to do with the fact that I cannot for the life of me wake up before work/class to work out. My body just doesn’t do it.

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129 heidi January 3, 2012 at 4:21 pm

tweeted :) @missheidi
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130 heidi January 3, 2012 at 4:22 pm

excuses: my knees/legs/feet/tummy hurt; I’d rather sleep. Sleep will be more important in the long run. No time (see prior excuses), I’m so tired (end of the day).

I’m the worst and can think of an excuse for ANYTHING.
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131 Meg L. January 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I’ve used every excuse there is, but my most common is “being sore”. When really, doing some light exercise helps reduce being sore.

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132 Deirdre January 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm

My two common excuses are its so cold outside and the gym is so far from my house.

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133 Mary January 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm

My favorite excuse for not working out is “I’m too tired!”

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134 Coco January 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I am the queen of excuses…”I’m too tired from work”, “I’ll do it tomorrow”, “I already showered today (hah!)”, and the list goes on…
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135 Maria January 3, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I work until 7 or 9 every night, so I have no time! I can’t do it in the morning because I need my sleep… those have become my excuses for the past few months!

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136 Alyssa @ Don't Look Down January 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm

I usually just give the excuse that I am too tired when actually squeezing in a workout would help me feel more energetic.
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137 Caitlin M January 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Love and read your blog all the time but this is my first official comment!!! My number one excuse is I don’t have the energy and maybe Ill feel better tomorrow and work out twice as hard! (never happens of course ;) )

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138 Tiffany January 3, 2012 at 4:36 pm

The worst excuse of all…I’ll do it tomorrow morning.
When you say that every morning…tomorrow morning never comes.

But I have good intentions! :)

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139 Nikki January 3, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I recently got married and relocated to a new area, and haven’t gotten into a new routine where I make working out a priority. Prior to moving, I was teaching four fitness classes a week (which made not making excuses so much easier!), but I haven’t been able to find the motivation to get back in to it like I used to.
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140 fallon January 3, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I need this book!! My #1 excuse is always…I am too tired!!!

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141 Caitlin M January 3, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I tweeted @caitlin_therese!!

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142 Kristin January 3, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I don’t have time!

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143 Staci January 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Practically every excuse imaginable, but after very little exercise for the past 18 months due to night time shift work. Now that I have a normal 7am-4pm job, I have to make 2012 my year to shine and get my body back and my booty in the best physical fitness shape for me.

Common Excuses: I’m too tired today. It’s too early. I don’t have time today. I’ve already showered and I don’t want to have to shower again later. I don’t have any protein powder for an after workout shake. I don’t have my new music on my ipod. I’m too tired of my current music playlists. I could keep going on and on and on….

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144 Miranda @ Miranda's Munchies January 3, 2012 at 4:44 pm

My number one excuse is that I’m too busy to work out! Which is definitely not the case :s
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145 Lindsay January 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Oh man, which excuse should I say…the usual one is, it’s the weekend, so I shouldn’t have to or if it is just too cold!

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146 Odette January 3, 2012 at 4:46 pm

The “I don’t have enough time” always used to the trick for me… luckily I don’t use it as much. Would love to win the book!!
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147 Aimee M January 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm

There’s not enough room for the excuses I’ve come up with! It’s cold, I’m tired, I can’t find my sneakers, I’ll go tomorrow, and the best one–I’m comfortable with my body (<– total lie). Really, I used to say ANYTHING to skip the gym.

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148 Lindsay January 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm

tweeted!

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149 Miranda @ Miranda's Munchies January 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I tweeted about the giveaway!
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150 Odette January 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I twitted about the giveaway too!!

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151 mom#to#three January 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm

My bed is too warm! (I’m usually an early morning workout type, so it is hard to get out of my warm bed on chilly mornings). We are going to try evening workouts for a little bit to break up our routine (and break the staying in a warm bed habit!)

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152 Katherine @ the kats meow January 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I have used homework as an excuse, as stupid as it sounds.
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153 Ashlee January 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm

My excuse is usually sleep!
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154 Kirsten January 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I tweeted!
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155 Katherine @ the kats meow January 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I tweeted!!!!
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156 Kirsten January 3, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Excuses….. I have no time and I’m too tired! But usually I just get out there and start exercising and I get into it and feel awesome.
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157 Kaelin January 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Excuse #1 – The couch is sooo much comfier than Jillian Michaels screaming at me….. although I usually talk myself into it and feel great after its over!

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158 Jess January 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm

There are quite a few, but my top 2 would have to be: “I’m too tired,” and “It’s too cold out to travel the .2 seconds that it takes to get to our gym at our apartment complex.” Cold weather definitely gets the best of me sometimes!

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159 Anna@ActiveFingers January 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Other than using the excuse that I am too tired…I don’t want to/have time to take another shower today.
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160 Amanda January 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Too cold, too hot, too tired…you name it! :)

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161 Michelle January 3, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I tend to use the “too busy” excuse…& then sit on my couch & watch TV.

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162 Jeanna January 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm

My top excuse has to be “I’m too tired” or “I woke up too late”… Probably a really lame excuse haha

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163 Katie January 3, 2012 at 5:30 pm

My favorite excuse is that my body needs a rest day even though I take plenty!

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164 Cynthia (It All Changes) January 3, 2012 at 5:33 pm

An excuse I’ve used more times than I’d like to admit…”Then I’ll have to take another shower.” I have to workout in evening so the second shower is the common excuse. Oh and snow :-)
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165 Annie January 3, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I’ll do it tomorrow… or I’ll do it later…
I could sleep in an extra 45 min…

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166 Angela T January 3, 2012 at 5:33 pm

When I worked 15 hour days Id say I didnt have time to work out even though I could have gotten up a little earlier and got it done before work, then Id say I was too tired on my days off because of the hours I worked the day before. I try to work out regularly now since I am not working the crazy hours but I still have my “too tired” excuses.

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167 Shannon January 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Some excuses I use are…
-I’m too tired
-I should probably do my homework
-I’m hungry
-I have to take a shower

The list goes on and on and on. :( I know, not good.
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168 Bri January 3, 2012 at 5:35 pm

I walk to the gym on my college campus so if it’s raining, snowing, and/or super cold out, I am most likely to most likely to use that as my excuse!

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169 Kimberly January 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Shoo where to begin I believe that is how I got to where I am right now the could old excuse train. I’m too busy, too tired, it’s cold, the gym is packed, it’s raining, hanging out with friends sounds better etc!
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170 Jillian @ Sprinkle Massacre January 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm

An excuse I’ve used in the past is that I already ate an unhealthy breakfast, so why workout!? Wrong!

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171 Jamie January 3, 2012 at 5:55 pm

This book looks awesome! My most recent excuse is that I have a cold. Which I really do but it’s definitely not bad enough to actually keep me from getting a workout in! Woops!

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172 Lena @Fit on the Rocks January 3, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I’ve used the gym being closed as an excuse even though I have weights and videos at home…boo for excuses!
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173 Theresa January 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I always use the excuse that I don’t have enough time during the work week.

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174 Nikki January 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Though I try not to make excuses, my number 1 is “I am too tired to get up this early, sleep will be better for me.”

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175 Katie January 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I have used every excuse in the book! The most used would probably be I’m too tired.

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176 Katie January 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I also tweeted :)

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177 Alexa January 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I always use the excuse that I’m either too tired (I go to bed at like 12-1 am and get up at 6 am for school, then have band practice before I go home) or too lazy so I’ll just eat less that day to make up for it. Which leaves me even more fatigued.

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178 brenda January 3, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Well, last night I couldn’t possibly work out because I had to watch the bachelor!

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179 Katie January 3, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I also tweeted about the giveaway :)

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180 Katie January 3, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Ooops please delete already entered twice :(

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181 Alina January 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm

“I’m too tired” … that’s the famous one.

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182 Socal Rachel January 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Excuses used: Too tired, too sore, I have other important tasks I must finish, I’ll do it later.
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183 Kassidy January 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm

An excuse I have used is I’ll work out later or I’ll do it tomorrow.

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184 Mallory @ Have Your Cake and Eat it January 3, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Oh wow, awesome giveaway! This book looks great! I actually was JUST thinking that “it’s too damn cold to go back out to the gym” now… but I may just have to after reading this post! Who knows what power this book will have haha!
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185 Anu January 3, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I’ll just work out tomorrow… :)

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186 Talia @ Bite Size Wellness January 3, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I’m the excuse master! But, at the end of the day I don’t think anyone of us ever says “I regret working out.” For those days when I have a case of the “buts” the “Working Out Sucks” book will be a great tool! Thanks for this wonderful post about how excuses need to get the ax. (Tweeted your giveaway! Thanks again.)
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187 Hillary January 3, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I’ve used them all. What’s a day, week, month? I can tell that this has been my attitude for TOO long now.

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188 Cheryl Jones January 3, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Hi Courtney! Some excuses I’ve used in the past to get out of working out are: it’s that time of the month, it’s too cold to leave the house, it’s too hot to leave the house, and I’ll do it tomorrow!

That book looks really neat! I’ve been needing some motivation to get back into exercise, specifically running. :)

~Cheryl

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189 Kristen January 3, 2012 at 6:30 pm

“I’m just too busy.”

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190 Joanna W January 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm

My main excuse is that I don’t have too – I have a fast metabolism! But hey, that metabolism is slowing down these days…

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191 Sarah Griffis January 3, 2012 at 6:32 pm

My main excuse is usually “I just don’t have time,” which is partially true, as I’m a graduate student. But- there’s time for something that’s so incredibly important! I could really use this book to help a little with my lagging motivation lately.

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192 Brittany January 3, 2012 at 6:35 pm

My excuses usually have to deal with, I’m too tired or I have too much homework! But I’ve found that working out right after school usually leads me to get my homework done quicker then not working out..hm.

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193 Brittany January 3, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I tweeted!

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194 Melissa January 3, 2012 at 6:47 pm

My excuse today was…I forgot my sock at home! ;)
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195 Melissa January 3, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Just tweeted too!
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196 Maggie January 3, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Usual excuse is that i dont have time to hit the gym or take a break to workout,

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197 Rebecca January 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I typically don’t make too many excuses because I plan my workouts every Sunday (I keep a log with my planned workouts, what I did, how I felt, BodyRock times etc.) so that usually keeps me accountable. However, today I did skip out on my workouts. I had jury duty (whhyyyy meeee???!!) and I was selected from the jury pool (ahhhh!!!) and I had gotten in from NYC late the night before, had only a few hours of sleep before getting up at 6 to make it for jury duty, sat there all day etc. You see where I’m going with this. I skipped the gym. I might do a BR workout tonight, but that treadmill HIIT plus lower body workout I had planned is not happening tonight. Oops.

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198 Heather January 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I’ve used every excuse imaginable. Probably the most frequent, “I’m too tired, I’ll get back on track tomorrow”
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199 Heather January 3, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Just tweeted from @heathersway2010.

I’d love to get a good kick in the pants from this book!
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200 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health January 3, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I’ve actually gotten really good at not using excuses! But, sometimes I still pull the “I’m too tired” or “I have too much studying” cards.
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201 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health January 3, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I tweeted! :D

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202 Donna January 3, 2012 at 7:20 pm

My personal fave, is I am too sore from yesterday’s work out :-) but sometimes it is just a simple to tired.

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203 Jennifer January 3, 2012 at 7:25 pm

It’s too cold to walk across campus to the gym.

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204 Danielle January 3, 2012 at 7:27 pm

The biggest excuse I USED to use was being too tired. Now, I realize that working out makes me feel more energized during the day even if it means giving up some sleep.

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205 EGrizz January 3, 2012 at 7:31 pm

My excuses are I am too tired, and I don’t want to get thinner! I have the opposite problem as most people and I have the hardest time keeping weight ON! I use this excuse a lot, but I know there are ways that you can exercise that can help you put on some nice muscle!

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206 marci January 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm

to cold to wear shorts I always work out in shorts.

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207 Erin January 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Too many excuses to mention! Everything in the book! But in the end you’re only hurting yourself you know?

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208 Kelsey Y. January 3, 2012 at 7:42 pm

My most common excuse would be that I’m too tired, or that there are other, more “important” tasks to check off from the list. I plan to resolve this, and make my exercise a complete priority for the new year because I know all of the great benefits I receive as well!

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209 Lauryn V January 3, 2012 at 7:48 pm

i’ll say i have too little energy to exercise and feel dizzy..but once i get done my workout out i’m a ball of energy!

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210 Marjorie January 3, 2012 at 7:48 pm

My biggest excuse is that I am too tired because of my 12 hour shifts at the hospital! Funny enough when I make myself workout before work I end up feeling more energized throughout the day!

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211 Shelly January 3, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I’ve used a lot of the excuses already mentioned – I’ll start tomorrow, I’m too tired, one day off isn’t going to hurt me, and that just seems too hard right now. I’m really good at excuses! :)
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212 Sarah January 3, 2012 at 7:55 pm

“I don’t have time”

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213 Leighann January 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I ate too much so what is the point! :(

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214 Laurel C January 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I tweeted!

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215 Shelly January 3, 2012 at 8:01 pm

I tweeted!
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216 Laurel C January 3, 2012 at 8:01 pm

I think my biggest fitness excuse is “not feeling like it”, but then I remember how good I feel when I’m done with a workout and that motivates me!

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217 Lisa January 3, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I have panic disorder. So I will often use that to talk myself out of a workout

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218 eric January 3, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I have used the “i will go later” and later became tomorrow…. always regret it… always

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219 Linz @ ItzLinz January 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm

#1 excuse? NO TIME! yeah but i have time to play on the computer… UGH!
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220 Amanda January 3, 2012 at 8:07 pm

My main excuses are I don’t have enough time, I’m too tired, or It’s too cold outside!

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221 Chrissy January 3, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Where to begin :) Its easy to find an excuse (hence my new years resolution) to try and just get the minimum recommened of 2.5 hours. But mostly it was because i was to tired or in a funk and just wanted to lounge out at home. I feel so much better after I workout, just need to make myself DO IT!!

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222 Rachel January 3, 2012 at 8:23 pm

“I worked out really hard yesterday so I can rest today!” I use this excuse a lot, but I like to work out 5-6x so I can’t use it too often. This book looks great though!

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223 Elizabeth January 3, 2012 at 8:28 pm

My biggest excuse is my tiredness. I convince myself that if I’m tired there’s a reason, so working out will make me more tired, even though I know that working out causes the opposite. Book looks funny!

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224 Brigid January 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I worked out yesterday, so I don’t have to again today.

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225 Amanda @ Let Me Be Whats Underneath January 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I’m tired…It’s too cold outside (even to walk from the car to the gym)….I had a long day at work….I just worked out, it can wait.
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226 Kim January 3, 2012 at 8:38 pm

One of my favorite excuses is “It feels so good to hug the sheets–I’ll just sleep in this morning!!”

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227 Misty January 3, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Funny this was the post today. I was all set to go to the gym after work, which is FREE, but i worked late so I said I’d do a workout at home. Got home and here I sit on the couch. I find that if I don’t go on my lunch hour it is much easier to ditch.

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228 Wendy January 3, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I always say ” I’ll just work out longer tomorrow” … Hehe

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229 Tara Burner January 3, 2012 at 8:46 pm

my excuse this morning was it was too cold…and while 48 may not seem cold to people in the north, it’s friggin freezing for south florida! soooo yea, I did not go run this morning, blamed it on the cold and not wanting to strain my back injury! lol
pathetic I know….and tomorrow morning its supposed to be 35 so there’s no way I’m running tomorrow! already have that excuse lined up!
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230 Tara Burner January 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm
231 Amanda January 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm

My excuse is always I’m too tired, even though I know that as soon as I get my butt out of bed I’ll be wide awake!

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232 Jessica McGee January 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

If I have a busy week ahead, my excuse is, “Why workout today when it will be hard to fit it in most days this week? I’ll just start next week”.

My current one is “I’m pregnant. I’m afraid something will happen to the baby”. This is ridiculous of course, since being healthy is more important than ever.

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233 Rebecca January 3, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I’ve used excuses like I’m tired, the weather is too hot/cold, something hurts, and family is visiting. I know that none of them are too good of excuses unless it’s an injury I don’t want to further irritate. That books sounds interesting!
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234 Alicia January 3, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Where do I begin on excuses.. I’m a college student and also a full time worker as a nurse aide so I also say that “I’m too tired”, or “I’ll work out tomorrow.” I have spent tons of money on Jillian Micheals work out videos, the Bender Ball, cleansing pills, dieting pills, the list goes on. I have a gym located just 2 minutes away from me open 24/7 but have never stepped a foot in there. I always start to get into shape for a few weeks, but always fail to reach my goal. I would love to have a beach body by summer for once! I don’t really know how to eat right and have a horrible diet. I would love to read this book and hopefully it will put me on track for once!

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235 JennyO January 3, 2012 at 8:59 pm

too tired, too hungry, don’t feel like changing clothes

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236 Danica @ It's Progression Not Perfection January 3, 2012 at 9:05 pm

My most used “excuses” are whatever things I need to get done…work, cleaning, or even catching up on the Ellen show haha The worst part is I always know the excuses are lame.

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237 Care @HealthierGirl January 3, 2012 at 9:05 pm

I’ll start tomorrow… or, I’ll start on Monday… or, maybe the 1st of the month. Sensing a theme here?

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238 Danica @ It's Progression Not Perfection January 3, 2012 at 9:07 pm

just tweeted about the giveaway! (@Danica_ipnp)

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239 Sam January 3, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I usually don’t want to have to shower after class if I have later plans! Or, if my I pod dies I cant continue on my walk or run!

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240 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables January 3, 2012 at 9:10 pm

My biggest excuse is it’s too cold or I don’t have time!
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241 Jennifer January 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Biggest one is having to wash/dry style my hair again!

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242 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables January 3, 2012 at 9:17 pm

I tweeted. :)
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243 HeatherB January 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Hmmm. I usually use my 15m old son as an excuse. If he wants me to play or snuggle when I’m getting ready to work out, I usually (always) give in. I’m a sucker for a snuggle I guess.

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244 Brandi @ Faith Fitness and Laughter January 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Isn’t today my rest day???
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245 Leah January 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I’ve had so many excuses. Can’t get motivated. Too far to drive. It’s cold. Currently, it’s that I’m on crutches. And I tweeted! :)

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246 Denise January 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I’ve totally used every excuse known to man. My current one is shin splints. I’ve gotten compression sleeves and they don’t fit so I have to do things like biking and strenght training.
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247 Denise January 3, 2012 at 9:31 pm

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248 Elaina January 3, 2012 at 9:33 pm

I hate to admit it but I also hate having to shower twice a day! i have loooong, thick hair that takes forever to dry and style. It adds an extra hour onto my day!

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249 Haley January 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm

One excuse I’ve used in the past was that I was too intimidated by all the “fit people” that would be in the gym. Now I’m one of them and I looooove exercising!

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250 Michelle S. January 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Oh a couple that I may have used are not wanting to wash my hair again or I left the device, that is going to make work out spectacular (ear phones, ipod, etc), at home. :)

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251 Julie K. January 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm

My number 1 excuse: I will work out tomorrow. And then tomorrow comes and goes. Or I need to spend time with my husband but he is always making time for the gym (and always encourages me to make time too).

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252 Jess p January 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm

I once went home because I couldn’t find a parking spot close enough. That one was pretty lame.

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253 elizabeth January 3, 2012 at 9:43 pm

in the morning i always convince myself i NEED more sleep (read: my bed is way cozier than the gym) and tell myself i’ll work out at night. but at night, i’m “SO TIRED” so i should probably get back home and back into that cozy bed…
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254 Jessica Martin January 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I always use the “I’ll just go later in the day” and then never do!

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255 Jessica January 3, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I always use the “I’ll just go later in the day” excuse and then never do!

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256 J @ ... semplicemente j ... January 3, 2012 at 9:52 pm

No time … to tired … too cold! I have done good these three days though :)
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257 Sarah January 3, 2012 at 9:57 pm

biggest excuse: I will do it tomorrow.
Others: It’s too early. I need more sleep. I have too much homework to do. etc!

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258 Sarah January 3, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Tweeted!!!

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259 Melissa January 3, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Lately I seem to use any lame excuse: I forgot my protein shake/iPod/hair elastic……etc. I could totally use this book and then I would pass it on to my equally guilty friend!!

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260 Melissa January 3, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I tweeted (I am wannabefitchick)

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261 Clarice January 3, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I’ve definitely used the excuse “I’m too tired” many times before, and “I’ll work out tomorrow” is another one that pops into my head too often!

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262 Kristen January 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm

One of my go-to excuses is that I’ve had a long day at work and don’t want to make the trek to the gym. I just joined a gym closer to my work, so no more excuses!

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263 Arimey January 3, 2012 at 10:20 pm

I always plan to wake up early and work out, but sleeping in always seems so much better at the time…

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264 Heidi January 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm

My main excuse is to tired/feel like I have no energy. Which is so backwards because after a workout I feel so lively and ready to face anything.

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265 Heidi January 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Tweeted!!! @heidileah

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266 Lindsay January 3, 2012 at 10:34 pm

I tweeted about the giveaway! I hope I win as I LOVE the idea of this book! I can always find an excuse NOT to workout! :D

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267 Tiffany January 3, 2012 at 10:39 pm

one excuse – it’s too cold outside!!!

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268 Kara January 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Usually it’s because I’m tired and I have homework :)

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269 Vishwa January 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm

My excuses include being too lazy, am I capable of losing weight and stay healthy in the long term, already a vegetarian so don’t want to give up eating too much food, and the one I always use is that I’m already skinny I don’t want to look aneroxic.

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270 Vishwa January 3, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Tweeted. :)

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271 Ilene January 3, 2012 at 10:42 pm

“I just ate…2 hours ago. I can’t exercise until I’ve digested, so I’ll do it tomorrow.” Classic.

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272 Ilene January 3, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Tweeted!

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273 Claire Smith January 3, 2012 at 11:05 pm

“It’s too dark outside”
“Well… I worked put yesterday…”
“Hey, I ate pretty well today! No need to work out, right?”

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274 Laura January 3, 2012 at 11:08 pm

that book looks really interesting!

my number one is “i’ll work out later!” and honestly, sometimes I do end up lifting at 11pm… but usually I do not ;)

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275 jaime January 3, 2012 at 11:10 pm

I don’t have time

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276 Kerry January 3, 2012 at 11:11 pm

My number one excuse is “Well I have to go out in public later so I don’t want to be all gross and sweaty. I’m better off staying inside working on school work.”

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277 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy January 3, 2012 at 11:20 pm

For the most part, I enjoy working out, but sometimes I make excuses when I’m tired after a long day at work!
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278 Julie January 3, 2012 at 11:21 pm

I think my favorite excuse I’ve created for myself was, “I just ate a cookie.” I seriously said that once. Oops.

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279 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl January 3, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Lack of time and just too tired and just don’t fell like it. ;)
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280 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl January 3, 2012 at 11:26 pm

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281 Jialin Zhang January 3, 2012 at 11:35 pm

My go to excuse is “I’ll just run harder tomorrow!” haha, and we all know how that turns out…

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282 Ashley January 3, 2012 at 11:48 pm

I want to save on gas, so decide that the <5 min drive to the gym isn't worth it..

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283 Kelli January 3, 2012 at 11:53 pm

I either use “I am too tired” or “I am too busy”…when I actually do have the time if I just force myself to get up and go! :)

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284 Allison January 4, 2012 at 12:11 am

My excuses lately:

“I can do it tomorrow”

“I’ll just work out harder tomorrow”

“Tomorrow I’ll begin”

Hmm, I’m sensing a theme here…
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285 Tami January 4, 2012 at 12:19 am

I usually use…”No time!”…”I’ll just work out tomorrow”…or “I’m too hungry.” lol!

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286 Sophia January 4, 2012 at 12:22 am

I like to use the excuse of, “I’ll take a nap, then I’ll workout!”, but then I’m usually too tired…still. What are the odds!

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287 Jenny January 4, 2012 at 12:40 am

My biggest excuse is “I’ll start tomorrow”

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288 Yuli January 4, 2012 at 12:57 am

There’s always plenty of excuses for one to give to not workout..one of the many..too tired, it’s too early I could use
More sleep..I ate pretty clean today and so on and on and on :-)

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289 Jordan January 4, 2012 at 1:06 am

i have used the “i’m too busy and i was in class all day and since i’ve just eaten dinner now my stomach is too full and by the time my food has settled it will be too late to workout anyways” excuse several times in the recent past :)
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290 Bridget January 4, 2012 at 1:13 am

the excuse i will always use is that im too tired…uhh i hate excuses cause once im working out i feel AMAZE!
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291 darlene January 4, 2012 at 2:27 am

i think i have probably used every excuse possible! i love it when i do it, it’s just doing it that’s the hard part. sounds like this book is just what i need! keeping my fingers crossed. thanks!!

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292 Anna January 4, 2012 at 5:53 am

My top excuse … “my body needs sleep more” … when I’ve gotten plenty of sleep the night before -.- and also “I’ll go to the gym after I’ve digested”.

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293 Kate @Pastafreerunner January 4, 2012 at 6:07 am

Oh my gosh, the number of excuses I’ve used!
1. It’s too cold, and my bed is so warm
2. I just ate – don’t want to get sick while running!
3. Not hydrated enough – oops! don’t want to go until I’ve peed!
4. I’m going to add to the “don’t want to shower twice” fan club!
Awesome giveaway! :)
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294 Kate @Pastafreerunner January 4, 2012 at 6:10 am

Tweeted about the giveaway! @pastafreerunner
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295 Lily January 4, 2012 at 6:13 am

My biggest workout is excuse is, “I’ll just do it tomorrow!” Becuase I do that, I love to plan my workouts a week in advance and try as hard as possible to stick to my schedule! I would love to read this book! :D

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296 Sam January 4, 2012 at 6:58 am

I’ve used the excuse I can’t fit comfortably in my workout gear. But I just bought a new pair of workout pants so I can’t use that anymore. Now I’m going for, “I’m too busy”. Eek!

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297 Nicole A January 4, 2012 at 7:04 am

the “I’m too tired” one was a biggie.

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298 Karla January 4, 2012 at 7:45 am

My excuse is usually, “I am too _____ to work out today.” and the blank is often filled with words like tired, dehydrated, sick, run down, busy….on and on. This book sounds like a great read.

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299 Erin M. January 4, 2012 at 7:59 am

“I deserve a break!”

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300 Jody January 4, 2012 at 8:00 am

I’m too tired and lately (I live in Western NY) it’s just too darn cold out!

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301 Shelby Heffernan January 4, 2012 at 8:10 am

My biggest excuse is that I just don’t want to go sometimes! I enjoy relaxing and my “me” time but I know that after every workout I always feel amazing so that is what motivates me!

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302 Cassie January 4, 2012 at 8:11 am

My excuse is that there is always something else I could or should be doing!

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303 Abbey January 4, 2012 at 8:54 am

My excuse is that I have long work days and am always “too tired” to head to the gym or do a workout at home afterwards. And a 4:30am wake-up call seems a bit too early :)

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304 Danielle E January 4, 2012 at 9:00 am

I use the I don’t want to wash my hair/shower twice in a day excuse way too much!

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305 Stacy January 4, 2012 at 9:04 am

My biggest excuse is always my two little girls…how many times did they wake me up during the night when that 4 am workout alarm goes off in the morning?

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306 Grace January 4, 2012 at 9:18 am

“I worked out yesterday/the day before/the day before that. I can afford to take a day off.” I think of this one as the workout excuse to not work out!

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307 Kiar Olson January 4, 2012 at 9:29 am

My schedule is too busy… I have to pick up the kids! Used it last night as a matter of fact.

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308 Barbara January 4, 2012 at 9:48 am

My biggest excuse is that working out will make me too tired to take good care of the kids the rest of the day. It’s stupid, but I’ve used it for six years. I started the year with a Polar Bear Plunge and did Kettlebells the next day. I am definitely sore. Oddly, I am STILL able to take good care of my kids. No more excuses. Getting fit this year.
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309 Barbara January 4, 2012 at 9:55 am

I also tweeted about it. I’m @theboldblend

https://twitter.com/#!/TheBoldBlend/status/154576129091579905
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310 Tori January 4, 2012 at 9:57 am

The good ‘ol “I’ll do it tomorrow!”

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311 Kate January 4, 2012 at 10:48 am

definitely use the excuse I dont want to drive to they gym or I dont have time!
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312 Jill January 4, 2012 at 11:00 am

I’m embarrassed to say that my excuses are usually pretty lame – like “I just don’t feel like going.” But I will often use excuses like other chores around the house and definitely not showering/washing my hair again. This book sounds very interesting!
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313 dena b January 4, 2012 at 11:28 am

Headache and cramps are my usual cop out, but I do try to only use them once in a while

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314 Lisa Meyer January 4, 2012 at 11:32 am

Unfortunately I think that I have used just about any and all excuses there may be not to work out, the biggest one being, “I’m too tired.” Would love to read this book to give myself a big kick in the butt! :)

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315 Rachel Tynan January 4, 2012 at 11:39 am

My biggest excuse is that I feel stressed out and need to relax. And while I know working out will reduce my stress, I still think it would be better to sit on my butt on the couch and enjoy a movie and cuddling with my bf.

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316 Brianne Austin January 4, 2012 at 11:52 am

My excuses included: I’m too tired, I don’t have time, I have to take care of my son, my back and knees hurt too much, etc. The worst part is that I watched the Biggest Loser last night while easting ice cream, oy vey.

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317 kristen @ livinlifeinlouie January 4, 2012 at 11:56 am

Main excuse: Im too tired!

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318 Brianne Austin January 4, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I also tweeted – @brianneaustin

Thank you for the inspiration!
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319 Kathryn January 4, 2012 at 12:02 pm

My biggest excuses are:
“We only have one car and I don’t have the time to walk to the gym and back”
“I can’t really work out at home because we’ve got downstairs neighbors”
“The time the best works for me interferes with the kids club at the gym, so I have no one to watch the kids while I work out” and finally,
“I’m a stay at home mom with 2 young kids, getting up at 5 am to work out is way too exhausting.”
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320 Kathryn January 4, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I tweeted the giveaway
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321 Beth H. January 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm

My number 1 excuse to avoid working out is “I don’t have time”.

My second excuse is “I don’t feel like it”.

Have you noticed that even though there may times “you don’t feel like it”, when you ignore that feeling and go anyway, you never, ever regret going?

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322 Susan January 4, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I should be doing laundry, cleaning the bathroom, vacuuming, etc etc etc

or I start something indoors and my cat attaches himself to my leg or the phone rings or my husband or kids need something NOW

or it’s just too freaking hot/cold to do anything outdoors

It’s amazing that I actually get any exercise at all!

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323 tracy pennebaker January 4, 2012 at 12:45 pm

My current excuse in the mornings is that it is too cold outside. Another one of my favorites that I have been using a lot for almost 2 years now Is I should get home to spend time with my husband. We just got married two years ago, however i’m guessing he’d rather I spend an hour at the gym then what can happen if I don’t :)

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324 Charlotte January 4, 2012 at 12:58 pm

My number one excuse is that I’d rather lie in bed and watch TV, AKA exactly what I’m doing right now. I’m getting up now and going to the gym ha.

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325 Meghan January 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm

My excuse is that I never had to workout before so why should I now?! Then age and metabolism caught up with me :/ Cheerleading was so much more fun than the gym!

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326 Tiffany January 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Hello! I have no problems getting motivated to workout, my issues lie more with eating correctly. I have never been thoroughly educated on how to eat properly. I grew up with bad food influences and eating disorders. I would love to start 2012 out with a bang and get on the right track. I think that this book would really help me…at this point, I am willing to try anything. :)

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327 erin g January 4, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Too busy, too tired, my back hurts, and on and on! Still working on this :)

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328 stacey January 4, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I have 3 kids, so I have used in the past them as an excuse.

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329 tisha January 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm

My biggest one is not wanting to get up early, and then being too tired after work!

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330 Jessamy @ The Rambling Asian January 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Number one excuse… I am too tired, I will tomorrow.

Number two excuse… It is too cold/hot/muggy/foggy/rainy (whatever the weather outside is)!
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331 Dana S January 4, 2012 at 2:58 pm

My latest one was “I forgot my workout clothes”. Thanks!!

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332 Laura@mypurposefullife January 4, 2012 at 2:58 pm

My top excuses are “I’m too tired” or “I waited until I was digested but now I’m starving and I *have* to eat, so I’ll just skip it today”. How ridiculous is that? Like you, I feel lucky that most of the time I genuinely love working out, but, nonetheless, we all have those days…
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333 Valerie January 4, 2012 at 3:29 pm

My favorite, or not so favorite depending on how you look at it, excuse is “I’ll work out after work”. Yep that pretty much never happens though.

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334 Sarah January 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Because watching reality TV and snacking will be so much more fun than working out!

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335 Justeen @ Blissful Baking January 4, 2012 at 3:58 pm

My latest excuse has been, “It’s the holidays! Time to relax and take a break.” Too bad the holidays are over now…
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336 chandra January 4, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I always justify by saying to myself “oh well you did take the stairs a lot today and had to walk far to your car”…LAME saboteur voice ;)

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337 Gabby January 4, 2012 at 4:25 pm

“I’ll just eat less today”..which is soso wrong!

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338 Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions January 4, 2012 at 8:31 pm

One of my “winning” excuses when I can’t go to bed is that my body really needs more sleep and I should listen to my body. Unfortunately, I think my body is really just telling me that it’s lazy!!!
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339 Cheri Nelson January 4, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I’ll Start tomorrow

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340 Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions January 4, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Whoops, that’s can’t GET OUT of bed!!! ;)
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341 Mollie January 4, 2012 at 9:11 pm

This sounds like a book I would love!
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342 Karen January 4, 2012 at 9:50 pm

My #1 excuse mostly occurs in the morning…”I need the half hour extra of sleep!” The book looks good!

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343 Alissa January 4, 2012 at 10:43 pm

my #1 excuse is “i’m tired”!

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344 Gina January 4, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Being somewhat type A, my best excuse is, “I’ll start on a Sunday, or the first of the month, etc.”. I do have to say that once I get going with a routine like the quick summary from the book, it definitely feels great! Eating well, in addition to working out, is like icing on the cake (or peanut butter on the celery for us healthy ones!)

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345 Jacque January 4, 2012 at 11:54 pm

I always think I’m too tired, but I know a workout helps wake me up!

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346 Becky January 5, 2012 at 3:22 am

Too tired!!!!

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347 Floey January 5, 2012 at 6:30 am

Too tired or too much school work!

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348 Floey January 5, 2012 at 6:32 am

tweeted! @Squigglemefloey

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349 Helen January 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Lately my excuse has been that its too cold to workout and cuddling up in a nice blanket is better than moving around!

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350 Erin January 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Missing one workout won’t make or break me!

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351 Katie January 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm

The one I seem to default to (until January 1, that is!) tends to be “I’m a teacher…I’m up so early, work so hard at school, come home and make dinner, then grade or have some relaxing time. I just don’t have the time or energy!”

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352 Mandee @ Mandeelicious January 6, 2012 at 9:50 am

“i’m too tired”
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353 Brianne January 6, 2012 at 10:06 am

i tweeted today!!

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354 Emily January 6, 2012 at 10:07 am

“It is too cold!”

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355 Claire January 6, 2012 at 10:16 am

It’s too cold to go to the gym…I’m jealous of all of you with treadmills in your house!

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356 Nicki January 6, 2012 at 10:30 am

My excuse lately has been: i just moved to a new state, started a new job, have a wedding to plan: too many other things to do. Stress==more the reason I should work out!

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357 Whitney January 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

My number one excuse is “being too tired” (while sometimes this may be a legitimate excuse, most days I really just need to get out of bed and get going). I always workout early, so I make sure to get into bed a little bit early those days I have a lot going on!

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358 Haley @ Fit, Young, and Fabulous January 6, 2012 at 10:41 am

Wooo excuses, excuses! I typically use the “it is way too cold outside to get going!” excuse. Or the “I stayed up way too late last night” excuse!
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359 Haley @ Fit, Young, and Fabulous January 6, 2012 at 11:02 am

I tweeted about the giveaway! (:
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360 Debbie January 6, 2012 at 11:14 am

Living in MN I could always use the “its too cold!” excuse. Not so much this winter!

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361 alice January 6, 2012 at 11:31 am

my excuse in the past has been “i’m too tired so it’ll be better for me to sleep!”
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362 Sarah January 6, 2012 at 11:33 am

Typical Scenarioo:
Morning thoughts: “Even though I have time to exercise now, I will wait and exercise tonight after work”.
After Work:
I am too tired to work out. It is late and dark and my body is tired.
Ugggg. haha :)

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363 Sarah January 6, 2012 at 11:34 am

Typical Scenario:
Morning thoughts: “Even though I have time to exercise now, I will wait and exercise tonight after work”.
After Work:
I am too tired to work out. It is late and dark and my body is tired.
Ugggg. haha :)

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364 Amy January 6, 2012 at 11:45 am

My favorite excuse is just being too tired after work, but the past few weeks I haven’t allowed that to be an excuse and made myself go out for a run.
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365 Kate January 6, 2012 at 11:47 am

I ALWAYS use the excuse “I’m too tired to get up early and work out” whenever by alarm goes off at 6am!

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366 Lisa January 6, 2012 at 11:58 am

I always say I’m too tired from going to class and work. Great giveaway!

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367 Eileen January 6, 2012 at 12:01 pm

My usually excuse is being too tired. However, working in my office my new excuse is “I’ve had too many goodies today. I’ll start eating healthy tomorow”. There always seems to be a special occassion around here :)

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368 Kim January 6, 2012 at 12:53 pm

The most frequent and major excuse that I use is: “But I have too many things to get done on my ‘to-do’ list first!”

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369 Courtney January 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I use the “yesterday I worked out hard, so today I can take it easy” more often than I’d like to admit. Now I’m following Hal Higdon’s 10k plan, so I can’t slack off!
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370 colleen laquay urbaniuk January 6, 2012 at 1:13 pm

i want to be lazy…that’s my excuse. i’m tired of watching everyone else be lazy and me miss out on the fun. so i’m drinking soda and eating sweets late at night and refusing to get off the couch and on to the treadmill. working out sucks but being lazy…well that’s just my cup of tea!!!
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371 Leslie January 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm

“It’s raining.”

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372 Debbie (accidently delish) January 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Pure laziness is my excuse. “I don’t wanna” I try to fight it but sometimes I’m just not in the mood!

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373 Ashley A. January 6, 2012 at 2:19 pm

My alarm goes off in the morning and I press “snooze” so many times it stops going off. When I finally wake up I put it off until the evening but just before I’m going to start getting dressed I get invited to the movies or for some Fro Yo.

“Frozen Yogurt > Evening Gym Workouts”

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374 Debbie (accidently delish) January 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Tweeted!

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