Excuses are for bitches

So I am getting over my hernia repair surgery.

And my wife is like, “You’re pushing yourself too hard.” (Surgery was right in the middle of my stomach…as in my abs)

She has no idea on how much I want to push myself, but I am not.  So we argue about it. But I still do my little workouts I am able to do, which are nowhere as violent or extreme as I used to do.(Shaun T’s Insanity? Yeah, that my main course…then I would have a healthy scoop of dessert by working out for another 30-45 minutes with weights, stair climbers, treadmill, etc.) So I have pulled way back, and it pisses me off that I have to.

But after all this bullshit, I am like… wait a second.

If you’re someone who is always finding excuses why you can’t work out, instead of working around those lame excuses and making it work, you need to stop.

Yeah, you heard me right. You need to stop.

I read this on a blog the other day, “If it’s important to you, You’ll find a way. If it’s not, you’d find an excuse.

Boy that’s the damn truth.

See, when i was working out a years ago, I would use any excuse in the book NOT to work out. And that proved my brain wasn’t where it needed to be. 

If you are like, “I am too tired to work out.” or “Man, this was a long day, I can’t work out.”

Just stop.  If you get a minor injury (by minor, I mean something other than a torn back muscle or a broken leg) and you feel a sense of relief that you don’t have to work out, you need to stop altogether. You need to first of all determine why you’re working out in the first place.

Your mindset is jacked up.

If you’re reading this and thinking to yourself, “Yeah, that’s how I feel, but how do I change my mindset to the other way? How can I find a way instead of an excuse?”

I have to be honest, I don’t know. I could write some motivational shit right here, but to be clear YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN REALLY MOTIVATE YOURSELF. I can’t, neither can anyone else. I think it comes back around to what’s more important in your life. And that’s what you have to decide. I think it also might be important to have goals you’re shooting for.  For me, I plan certain trips during the year, that are physical, like hiking trips with friends or mountain climbing trips. Those motivate me to keep going.

Oh, and yeah, I have had days where I am like, “No. Not today.” When it comes to working out. Everyone does. But they are usually after three days of intense punishment.

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