- Telling yourself you’ll do it later
Don’t Be This Guy
How often do you spend watching health videos, reading fitness articles online, or just talking about exercise? Now compare that to the actual time spent exercising. If you are spending more time watching, reading, or talking about exercising than actually exercising, you may be a victim of the vicarious fallacy. If you are SNAP OUT OF IT, no matter how much you think about exercising you won’t get anywhere unless you actually do it. Stop imagining yourself doing things you clearly aren’t doing.
- Make your workouts dependent on some inconsequential variable
This is a neat one. Many people find a way to trick themselves into excusing themselves from exercise. For example, “oh I can’t exercise because I have no dumbbells”. Ohh, the poor guy can’t exercise. WRONG, he can. Now get down and give me twenty. Pushups are just one example of how to workout without dumbbells or any other fitness apparatus for that matter. You do not need anything but a little motivation to exercise.
- Calculate too little was enough
This one is my personal favorite way to avoid exercising. Exercise requires a little bit of exertion right? But you do not want to go out and actually physically exert yourself, so you buy a gym membership and spend twenty dollars a month on something you never use. But hey, at least you are satisfied until you realize, three months later, that you have spent a hundred dollars and used the facilities approximately zero times.