You are well into the New Year and you are determined to have a new you by working out consistently.
Be ready to fight back against the excuses that your mind will conjure up to keep you out of the gym.
Excuse #1 ~ I don’t have time.
Whatever is on the calendar will get done. Just like any other appointment, schedule your workout so that you have the time set aside.
Excuse #2 ~ I don’t know how to workout so I just won’t try anything.
Just a simple brisk walk will improve your health and your waistline. And it’s free. And you have been doing it since you were about a year old so there is no learning curve!
Excuse #3 ~ I’m too tired.
Yes, you feel tired and cozy now in your warm, soft bed. Focus on the burst of energy you will feel when your workout is complete!
Excuse #4 ~ I don’t want to ruin the beautiful blowout that I just got at Hairports Wash and Blow Dry Bar!
Follow these tips for maintaining a blowout after your workout:
- Use bobby pins instead of elastic. Bobby pins keep hair out of your face without creating an indentation like a tight ponytail held by an elastic would. Or you could try a scrunchie. Remember those fabric covered elastics from the 90s? Turns out they have a place in today’s society!
- Pile it loosely! If you put your hair up, loosely twist the hair into a top knot. The looseness of the hair lets the sweat evaporate out instead of being trapped inside the hair. Moisture is a big killer of blowouts.
- Mop up the sweat. Choose a workout that is strength based instead of cardio so that you have a productive workout without the sweat. If it’s a cardio day or you lift so hard you sweat like it’s cardio, use a sweatband to soak up the sweat. Dab excess sweat with a towel. You could also apply dry shampoo BEFORE the workout so that it will absorb the sweat as you make it.
- Hands off! Touching your hair is the quickest way to flatten your do. Your hands carry dirt and grease that will flatten your blowout. When you take out your top knot after the workout, adjust your locks with a pick or comb instead of your hands.
There you have it. No excuses! Get out there and discover a new you one workout at a time!