01/10/2013 08:14 am ET

Exercise Excuses: Beat These Common Claims For Skipping Your Workout

By Anna Davies for YouBeauty.com

If talking about our plans to get fit were an athletic activity, we would all be in great shape. But when it comes to actually making our fitness goals a reality, lots of little things -- bad weather here, a work trip there -- can cause our commitment to quickly fall apart. "People who succeed at resolutions have contingency plans for roadblocks," explains John Norcross, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of Scranton and the author of "Changeology: 5 Steps to Realizing Your Goals and Resolutions." Tired of letting excuses stand in the way of nabbing that healthier, fitter body? Here, eight solutions to common fitness resolution roadblocks.

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