Despite our best intentions, exercise doesn’t always happen. Basically, nobody’s perfect. So if you’ve ever used any of these excuses to get out of exercise, you’re definitely not alone.

1. I’m on deadline for a very important work assignment.

10 GIFs That Will Make You Say, "Me, When I Want to Get Out of Exercise"

So busy. So sorry.

2. I’m going to the gym… tomorrow.

10 GIFs That Will Make You Say, "Me, When I Want to Get Out of Exercise" Why do today what you could put off until tomorrow?

3. I felt lightheaded for like 10 seconds earlier. That totally happened. Really.

10 GIFs That Will Make You Say, "Me, When I Want to Get Out of Exercise" I just can’t take the risk right now. A medical professional would totally agree.

4. It’s that time of the month.

10 GIFs That Will Make You Say, "Me, When I Want to Get Out of Exercise"

It worked in high school, didn’t it?

5. I was involved in a freak accident.

10 GIFs That Will Make You Say, "Me, When I Want to Get Out of Exercise" My pride. I mean, knee. Ouch.

6. I’m behind on the housework.

10 GIFs That Will Make You Say, "Me, When I Want to Get Out of Exercise"

So much housework. So little time.

7. I double-booked myself.

10 GIFs That Will Make You Say, "Me, When I Want to Get Out of Exercise"

Oh, no. If only I hadn’t made these other plans too.

8. Something super urgent came up.

10 GIFs That Will Make You Say, "Me, When I Want to Get Out of Exercise" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

9. I can’t possibly work out after eating all this.

10 GIFs That Will Make You Say, "Me, When I Want to Get Out of Exercise" The best thing would be to rest. Forever.

10. It's totally drizzling.

10 GIFs That Will Make You Say, "Me, When I Want to Get Out of Exercise" I can’t go outside. Ever. Again.

Amy Mackelden is a weekend editor at ELLE, Harper’s BAZAAR, and Marie Claire. She’s written for Cosmopolitan, Bustle, Ravishly, The Independent, The Guardian, Hello Giggles, and Teen Vogue. She’s currently developing a show called MS Is My Boyfriend, about what multiple sclerosis is really like. Follow her on Twitter .
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