There are two reasons.
First, if you’re going to quit, why waste time? Why spend more sleepless nights than necessary? This handy guide is a helpful public service.
On the other hand, if you don’t want to quit, this guide will tell you what not to do.
It’s called a beginner’s guide, but don’t let that fool you. It will work not just the first time you want to quit, but every time.
So here’s what to do – or avoid. You choose.
- Whenever possible put off workouts. Never do today what you can do next month (or never). If it looks like you’re about to do a workout, tell yourself you’re too tired.
- Don’t do boring things like keeping track of your workout schedule or results. That way, (a) you won’t know for sure how many workouts you’ve been doing and (b) you can blame the workout for lack of results.
- Whatever you do, don’t learn about T-Tapp form. Assume that the workout itself has magical properties and just going through the motions will assure you of inch loss. Don’t worry about activating your muscles or curling the core or bending knees.
- Don’t waste your time getting your form checked. You probably have pretty near perfect form and that couldn’t possibly be the reason for your results. Always assume that your form is great and it must be something else.
- If by chance you lose a size or two and then get stuck for a while, go ahead and let discouragement get you down because T-Tapp probably doesn’t work anyway.
- Always aim for an unrealistic time frame and size goal. When you are pursuing something that is impossible, you feel out of control and overwhelmed, so that’s a quick way to exit.
- When you do decide to do a workout, make sure you watch TV while you do the workout from memory. That way you won’t be bothered with silly things like form reminders.
This is by no means a complete guide to all the easy ways you can quit exercising. We haven’t considered making excuses about being too busy or starting out so gung-ho you burn out in two weeks, but this should be a nice start.
You probably have your own tips to add to this Beginner’s Guide. Leave a comment to share them with us.
*Based on a funny marketing article by Drayton Bird