Defining importance. Or, “How not to be a little bitch”

I saw this posted on some fitness web site the other day and it totally makes sense:

If something is important to you, you will find a way.

If it’s not, you will find an excuse. 

Boy that really hit home with me. I see a lot of people every day and many of them need to start losing the fat and getting into shape. Most of them knew me when I was a lot fatter and want to talk to me about what they want to do, and what they can or can’t do. I find that most people uses excuses all the time.  They make them up saying, “I didn’t have enough time to work out today.” “I am too tired to do it today.” “My feet get swollen when I do the treadmill and hurt.” “I just can’t help myself when I want ice cream.” And on and on. They all seem so full of excuses.

I remember my injuries from the past year, and people telling me “You’re pushing yourself too hard. You need to rest more before working out again.” Bullshit. When I injured my lower body, I worked out my upper, and vice versa. I even wrote on there about it.

Look, I don’t want to come off as this sanctimonious asshole who was fat, but now isn’t (as much!) and thinks everyone else who is fat should be busting their ass to lose weight. It’s not that at all. Everyone is at a different place. (If you’re here reading this, I will assume you’re trying to lose weight,though!) But when I give encouraging suggestions to people and they just throw excuse after excuse up, I get weary.

Re-read that above. Live it.


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