If coming up with excuses for skipping a workout burned calories, many people would have supermodel physiques. While people dread exercising for various reasons—anything from tight joints to a hatred for sweat—exercise has too many amazing physical and mental health benefits to ignore it as a part of your routine completely.
If you’re just starting a workout program your goal shouldn’t be to get buff or lose weight. The first step is getting to a fitness level where you no longer hate to exercise. And for that all you need is consistency. The key to being consistent is making your workout so easy/convenient/fun/awesome that not doing it just feels stupid.
When you first start your program don’t force yourself to do anything too hard or unpleasant, just make sure that you stick with it and never quit. There’s no reason to torture yourself at the gym. Once you’re in better shape you will enjoy pushing yourself a little harder every now and then. But until you get there, just make yourself do something. Anything. Just do it regularly and DON'T MAKE EXCUSES.
Exercise itself may not be your favorite way to spend half an hour, but you have the power to make the experience enjoyable. Don’t play the victim -- grab a friend and turn your workout into a social experience. Anything unpleasant can be made more tolerable based on the environment and people around you.