Actually, these are really good excuses!
You’re tired? Then go to sleep. Sleep will benefit you more than taking that run or that work out. You should never sacrifice sleep for a workout. The lack of sleep can cause accidents, and injuries so really that’s something you want to do as little as possible. Especially if you’re working out. Hell if you’re working out on big machines, lifting your weights, driving to the gym, or running outside it is not safe for you to be working out. The lack of sleep has a lot of nasty side effects and can increase the likelihood of heart disease, heart attacks, heart failure, irregular heartbeats, high blood pressure, stroke, and even diabetes. Sleep deprivation is no joke. So if you’re tired, sleep!
It’s too cold? Hell it probably is and I don’t blame you for not wanting to leave the house. I may not be in Canada anymore, but winter is pretty brutal at the moment and it can be up to -30C. At one point there was no power in certain parts of Ontario so it’s not exactly the smartest thing to do. Cold weather can really affect your heart as well, and if you have lung issues you really shouldn’t be working out when it’s too cold since it can cause respiratory issues.
It’s too hot? Sometimes it gets too hot and smoggy to work out, and that’s fine! Your local weather station will probably give a warning to avoid the sun to avoid getting heat stroke. For me, the UV index gets extremely high where I live (I live in a country with no ozone so skin cancer rates are high), so if I want to run or walk outside I’d rather not run outside between 10am to 4pm, and that’s okay! You also have to realize that the weather can be too hot and not everyone can deal with the heat, so you really shouldn’t be working out when it’s too hot out for your comfort level. You really don’t want to get heat stroke, because that shit is rough. The symptoms for heat stroke include, a throbbing headache, dizziness or lightheadedness, lack of sweating despite the heat, red hot and dry skin, muscle weakness or cramps, rapid heartbeat, rapid shallow breathing, behavioral changes such as confusion, disorientation, or staggering, seizures, and unconsciousness. So working out in the heat will probably hinder your work out to be ineffective.
It’s too late? Not everyone has the luxury to leave the house late at night and be in a safe environment, especially if you’re alone. If you don’t feel safe, you don’t need to go outside for a run or go to the gym. Your safety is more important than working out. Also, if I’m coming home from a long day of work, or school then chances are there is no way in hell that I’m working out especially if I have more work to do. Sometimes you need to relax, and that’s way better than stressing out if I’ve had a work out or not. Especially if I don’t have the time. Rest days are important, and sometimes I need to take a break from being too obsessed with working out because that isn’t healthy either.
When your life is too dedicated to being “healthy” and thinking about the consequences of when you’re not exercising, I hate to break it to you but that isn’t exactly a healthy mindset.
Lets drop the no excuses mentality. No one should have to justify their actions, and you shouldn’t judge them for it.