Exercise is good for our health… or so they tell us. Getting more exercise is one of my personal and perpetual goals, one that I commit to often and complete never.
Like many people, I tell myself that the issue is time. “If only I had more time to exercise,” “I have no time to exercise,” “I’ll exercise later.” Between you and me, the real reason is doing stuff. Exercise seems like an awful lot of doing stuff that’ll take precious time and resources away from laying prone on my couch covered in ripple chip crumbs. YOLO.
It’s a little bit incredible that once upon a time our species roamed around, surviving and exploring. Nowadays a top achievement is turning off Netflix before it pops on to remind you that you’re a few episodes deep. Thanks a lot, Netflix, now I have to roll slightly sideways and whip my licorice at the controller to get it back into arm’s reach.
Exercise is a great way to live a healthier life; however, it certainly doesn’t come easy.
24 Relatable Tweets About Working on Your Fitness
1. The concept of “exercise” is relative, I guess
Doctor: “Do you exercise?”
Me: [thinking of the arm curls to get the chips from the bag to my mouth] “Yes, daily.”
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) March 1, 2018
2. Fitness sucks because “it’s the thought that counts” doesn’t actually count
No matter how hard I do absolutely nothing about it these five extra pounds just won’t go away.
— Becca Carnahan (@with_love_becca) March 10, 2019
3. I prefer research that speaks to me on a soul level
A study that claims a glass of wine is equal to spending an hour at the gym. If you need me, I'll be getting fit…one glass at a time.
— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) March 9, 2016
4. It’s called saving money, sweetie, look it up
I found out it takes 42 muscles to frown so I went ahead and cancelled my gym membership.
— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) January 22, 2015
5. I don’t have time to work out because I’m too busy coming up with solutions
Was gonna go to the gym but just switched my shower doors to frosted glass instead.
— S A R A B U C K L E Y (@nottheworstmom) August 23, 2018
6. Competition can be a powerful motivator
Mom A at the park: I had a PR in a half marathon today!
Mom B: I killed it in my triathlon sprint race!
Me: I ran a 5k with children so I could finally beat someone.
— ParlerToddler (@Parler_Toddler) September 23, 2018
7. It’s rude to talk when my mouth is full
Me: It’s too bad I have to eat when I am stressed.
Them: You don’t have to-
Them: Try going for a run mayb-
— Janina Maria (@dontlosethekids) October 19, 2017
8. Life is a marathon, not a sprint
*Taking health risk assessment*
HOW OFTEN DO YOU WORK OUT?
*remembers being winded putting socks on in the morning*
— keith (@tchrquotes) October 1, 2015
9. I did it for the ‘Gram
There's no need to tell social media you're working out at the gym.
Not unless you fall off the stair stepper like I did. 😒
— Julie Burton (@ksujulie) April 7, 2017
10. The thing about exercise is that it’s important to have a routine
Steps to prepare for a run:
1 change out of sweatpants
2 put hair in pony
3 have a pre run banana
4 stay home and eat chocolate instead
— Life at Tiffany’s (@lifeattiffanys) March 21, 2016
11. Yoga is all about flexibility, amirite?
I didn't do prenatal yoga, but I did drop my remote behind the couch once, so same.
— Heather M. Jones (@hmjoneswriter) March 18, 2019
I told my kid I was going to do a “workout video” and he was confused twice
— AsKateWouldHaveIt (@KateWouldHaveIt) January 9, 2018
13. There are different kinds of strength, ok? They ALL matter
Listen. I’m raising kids. I think that makes me mentally strong. I shouldn’t be expected to exercise too.
— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) October 2, 2018
14. Follow-through is THE key to developing habits
"Why don't you eat right & exercise?"
I've been on this 'eat crap & lie completely still' kick for a while; I kinda wanna see it through.
— Lauren Mullen (@DraggingFeeties) October 12, 2017
15. Comfort is important when starting a new routine
I ❤️ Pinterest because I can pin new workouts to my "Fitness Inspo" board from the place on the couch where the fabric has fused to my skin
— S A R A B U C K L E Y (@nottheworstmom) April 26, 2017
16. Get a supportive workout partner
It's not me, it's you. You're completely one-track minded, dependent and suffocating. I need some space.
-Talking to my fitness tracker
— Celeste Yvonne (@andwhatamom) May 24, 2017
17. NO EXCUSES… except really really valid ones
Me [getting small paper cut]: well so much for going to the gym this week
— Rodney Lacroix (@moooooog35) March 18, 2019
18. It’s all about balance
Me: [goes to the gym once]
Also me: [consumes 20,000 extra calories afterwards to "refuel"]
— Mother Haggard (@MotherHaggard) February 1, 2019
19. Literally anything can be exercise if you’re out of shape enough
Why is there no exercise entry on my fitness pal for "putting leggings on backwards twice in a row before getting it right"
I'm pretty sure I burned hella calories
— Healthy Living for Hot Messes (@HLFHM) April 16, 2018
20. We call this “multitasking arm day”
My fitness level is "has to cool off after blow drying my hair".
— AsKateWouldHaveIt (@KateWouldHaveIt) May 8, 2016
21. EVERYTHING HURTS AND I’M DYING
The best thing about trying to maintain your twenties fitness level during your thirties is that great fresh out of surgery feeling you get after every workout.
— The Mom at Law (@TheMomAtLaw) September 26, 2018
22. Moderation, baby
I'm going to set my alarm early to workout, because I mean business.
Then I'm going to snooze it 10 times, because I really mean business casual.
— Crystal Lowery Comedian (@Crystalllowery) April 6, 2018
23. Honesty is the best policy
I would exercise more, but I don't want to.
— Heather M. Jones (@hmjoneswriter) March 18, 2019
24. Fitness is a process
Me [gasping]: Man, this stationary bike is harder than it looks.
Trainer: Now that you're finally on it you should probably start pedaling.
— Rodney Lacroix (@moooooog35) February 24, 2017
I guess we’ll just have to keep on keeping on when it comes to fitness. And by that I mean “continue doing nothing at all.”