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Excuses Are Like……

Posted Oct 16 2008 9:29am

It never ceases to amaze me the excuses people will use to justify not going to the gym to train. Let me know if any of these sound familiar:

“I have a hang nail.”

“I’m just too tired.”

“I forgot my gym shoes.”

“I have a headache.”

Honestly, whenever someone comes up with a lame excuse similar to the ones above, all I really want to do is Thunder-Punch them in their vagina. And yes, I just used an obligatory He-Man reference. High five!

This isn’t to say that some people don’t have legit reasons as to why they can’t make it to the gym on any given day. I get it. Stuff happens and sometimes “life” gets in the way. However, I often like to use a quote that I stole from Ronald Reagan when dealing with people who like to make excuses:

Many a man has failed because he had his wishbone where his backbone should have been.

–Ronald Reagan

Lets stop for a moment and really try to digest that quote.

You wish you could make it to the gym three times per week, but darn it, you just don’t have the time. Funny how you have “time” to watch an average of 20 hours per week of television. It amazes me how people never have time to train, but they always know what happened on Grey’s Anatomy last night.

Simply put, if you had a backbone, you would make the time to train. Grey’s Anatomy can wait. Besides I can summarize the last episode right here. Doctor sleeps with doctor. They both get a raging case of herpes and they’re sad. A patient dies. Cue Emmy Award for Best Episode, ever. I should totally write drama.

At the end of the day, you can make all the excuses you want, but it’s not going to get rid of that extra 30 lbs of fat you’re lugging around. I realize that this is just a simple blog post and it probably won’t mount to anything much. But I like to think that it may just help ONE person reach a tipping point and realize that excuses are like assholes; everyone has one.

On that note, if any of you would like to share some of the more “lame” excuses you have heard or any words of encouragement for others out there, feel free to share them here. Vent away………

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