Reframing Your Missed Workout Excuses


I haven’t been blogging because I haven’t been to the gym.

I haven’t been to the gym because I’ve been busy.

I’ve been busy because my life is full of joy!

My sister has found someone wonderful to spend her life with and is getting married so we went dress shopping. My husband is super intelligent and worth flying overseas so he went on a business trip while I parented solo. I’m privileged to be able to stay home with my children and my youngest is sick so I’m home making him tea instead of exercising. I have a great upcoming opportunity to speak to a local green group about environmental choices so I’ve spent time tailoring a presentation for them. I’m lucky enough to have plantar fasciitis so… nevermind. That one just stinks.

I’m sorry to leave readers without a post for a while! Never fear, more inane stories of me trying to make it through some high-intensity class or another are on the horizon. And I’ve gotten in enough Couch to 5k workouts to stay sane.

I’m happy that I’ve learned to correctly frame these busy weeks of my life as choices. It makes me feel less frustrated or guilty about missing workouts and it’s true. I’m really lucky. When my schedule gets busy and crazy it’s because I have so many opportunities to spend time making a difference with volunteer work, socializing with people who make me laugh, or parenting my wonderful kids and supporting my amazing spouse. I could choose to get up early and fit these workouts in (which I have in the past and it’s also a great choice), but I choose to be rested and fully experience the joyful events happening now.

I’ll work out next week.

Whatever you choose, remember that you do have power over how you react to circumstances and how you frame them.

Feel free to post your missed work-out excuses below if you need help with re-framing 😉



  1. I’ve actually been kind of on track. Building up my base miles and working out with my trainer, but I was tired Monday and took a rest day. Hoping to get a run in today. Congrats to your sister and hope your little guy is better!

  2. Food poisoning.

    I have no races in the near future, so it was a good time to have it, I guess.

    1. Mair I hope you feel better soon! I am so sorry to hear this!

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