Exercise Excuse: “I Try Exercise, But My Weight Won’t Budge”
Many women abandon exercise when results don’t materialize on the scale.
Beat the excuse: Losing weight should not be your exercise goal. In most cases, relying on exercise to shed pounds is a losing battle unless you are also committed to a healthy restricted-calorie diet. Instead, concentrate on the amazing health benefits that exercise delivers, such as improved blood pressure, increased stamina and a lower risk of diabetes. You’ll have a toned body, and the more muscle mass you have, the faster you’ll burn calories—and those endorphins will make you feel great. “Exercise makes a difference. But some of the benefits you’re just not able to see,” says Workman. Marshall agrees: “You’re giving yourself energy, strength and health. Exercise is a way to connect to your body, and make your health and happiness a priority.”