3 Top Reasons People Don’t Exercise


3 Top Reasons People Don’t Exercise

Reason # 1 – Time

There never seems to be enough of it, right?
So it’s no surprise that lack of time is the #1 reason that people choose not to exercise.
With the new research out there that I’ve been sharing about the life changing benefits of short burst exercise – I hope you are beginning to see that we can solve this more easily than we have originally thought.  We were told the wrong information for a long time.
If you are unable to fit in 10 minutes a day with Toned in Ten – you can still get a great health and youth boosting workout that burns fat in as little as 4-minutes a day.  It is called Tabata and it was developed by Scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata.
Here are three great examples of a Tabata workout:
Sprinting – sprint for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds x 8
Jump rope – jump for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds x 8
Bike – bike 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds x 8 times
You want to go all out for this, intensity is important in order to get the benefits.
That takes care of reason #1.  🙂

Reason # 2 – I’m too tired 

According to WebMD, the 2nd biggest reason is “I’m too tired”, which is not surprising in this hectic world of work, meetings, Dr appointments, and kids.
To fix Reason #2, the great news? After the first workout of Toned in Ten or a Tabata workout as described above – you’ll actually have more energy when you’re done due to a flurry of energy improving hormones released during the workout.   You’ll be wide-awake and ready for the day!

Reason # 3 – I don’t want to take time away from my kids 

An easy fix for this is to include your kids in your workout or do your workout in the morning before they wake.  I hear stories all the time from Toned in Ten followers that they love getting up in the morning before the kids are awake for a 10 minute workout and for some alone time.  A great way to be mindful of your thoughts and get organized for the day.
I have a half an hour morning ritual that goes like this:
6:30 am – 6:40 am – Toned in Ten workout
6:40 to 6:50 am – Reflect on what I am grateful for.
6:50-7:00 am – Organize and make my to do list for the day.
When I share this with people and they begin doing it – I can’t tell you how many thank you notes I receive and stories of how much more energetic, organized, and grateful they are for each day.  We are so busy most of the time that we forget to slow down and reflect.  It’s so good for your health, heart, and mind.
On the days I skip this – I notice I’m much more tired, unorganized, and can lose sight of all of the wonderful things in my life.
So the great news?  It’s possible to easily solve the 3 biggest reasons people don’t exercise.
Find an exercise program that you can stick with like Toned in Ten and you’ll overcome that lack of time, low energy, and guilt from taking time away from your kids.   ​
For more information check out my Ebook at www.tonedintenfitness.com.
You can also get more great tips and subscribe to my YouTube channel here.
For easy and delicious recipe ideas you can follow me on Facebook here or Instagram here.

Products I love

I just received my first shipment of Primal Mayonnaise.   Seriously – we are talking major yumminess here.  All without the soybean oil and added sugar. Hooray!  Check it out at www.primalkitchen.com

Recipe of the week

Spinach and Salmon Salad with Arugula Pesto

salmon spinach salad

Arugula Pesto

2 cups packed fresh arugula

1 clove garlic

¼ cup walnuts

½ cup olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

In a food processor, blend the arugula, garlic and walnuts until finely chopped. With the machine running, gradually add the olive oil, processing until well blended. Transfer pesto to bowl and stir in salt and pepper to taste. Pesto can be made a couple days in advance, just cover and refrigerate!


3 cups spinach

2 cups micro greens

1 cup shredded cabbage

1 carrot shredded

1 cup chopped green beans

½ cup pepitas

For green beans: steam until al dente and then run them under cold water until cool. Chop into bite size pieces

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, Add 4 Tbsp of pesto and toss greens until well combined. Place in refrigerator or set aside while you prepare fish.


2 Salmon Filets

Salt and Pepper

2 Tbsp Arugula Pesto

Salt and pepper both sides of salmon filets and lay on baking sheet. Top each filet with 1 Tbsp of arugula pesto and spread over the top. Cook the fish under a broiler for approximately 5 minutes (depending on how thick filet is) or until fish is flaking and opaque.

Enjoy the Springtime Yumminess!