One thing that has been brought into the limelight and agreed upon about the Pakistani awaam is that we are a lazy nation. That alone is the very best excuse you would ever hear from a Pakistani brown dude or a khatoon who needs to get into shape, yet just isn’t able to because we absolutely love our beds. Therefore, somehow our brains have been programmed into rationalizing how we don’t need to work out or just simply cannot do so even if we tried.
Even if we remove the Pakistani tag from it, as humans we are programmed into believing that whatever takes a bit of time from our routine and needs a bit of effort, just needs to be eradicated or at least minimized from our lives. Want to hear some of the lamest excuses that we desi people make for not exercising? Keep on reading below.
The TIME excuse
Oh, this one’s the most common excuse you would ever hear from us, don’t you think? We would rant all we need about how we just cannot get rid of that muffin top and when asked if we have ever considered going to the gym, yaar time nahi hai is what you get to hear. Say that to your mother and she’ll shower you with infinite taunts: Beta, sara time mobile per tik tik karne ka time hota hai?
The KHANDAAN excuse
This is mostly heard from all the married folks out there; the men who sit around with a tonnd which is unmanageable and the ladies with post-pregnancy fat. They would complain about it all and when asked to hit the gym, either their crying kids or their demanding spouse would be the best bahana to keep them from working out.
The EXPENSE excuse
One of the lamest excuses that people would give when asked why they don’t exercise is because the gym is either too far or too expensive to join. Like, yaar seriously? One of the biggest notions that we need to get rid of is thinking that the gym or expensive equipment is a work out necessity when it isn’t. You can easily work out using things at home and even do yoga and pilates which hardly require any stuff at all.
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The CRAMPS excuse
Post workout cramps are one of the major reasons people who begin exercise soon give up. Because they just cannot take the soreness or they think they are doing something wrong somewhere because working out isn’t supposed to hurt, right? WRONG. The pain you feel after the workout is sweet pain that means things are working and you’re doing right. However yes, if it becomes unbearable and doesn’t fade away soon, you need to monitor your moves.
The DEPRESSION excuse
Not exactly a lame excuse, rather this is something that needs to be dealt with earnestly. Because every two in five young Pakistani people that you meet are battling anxiety and depression, most of them without even knowing it. One of the most destructive things mental disturbances like these can do to you is take away your energy and the motivation to get up and get going. Talk to a friend or a counselor, the taboo is slightly decreasing now. Also, do not forget what a big help yoga can be for you if you are upset, because any kind of exercise tends to release happy hormones known as endorphins into your blood stream. Keep aside those anti-depressants for a day or two and try meditation?