What is your excuse?

“There are a thousand excuses for failure, but never a good reason.”

-Mark Twain

I hear a lot of excuses.  Honestly, I make a lot of them too.  It seems like one of the hardest things to ever do is to admit when we fail to accomplish something, that it is due to our own short-comings or lack of self-discipline to follow through and do the things we know we should be doing to reach our goal.

Here are just a few of the excuses I hear as to why people can’t lose weight or reach their fitness goals:

– I don’t have time

– I have a slow metabolism

– I’m a carboholic/chocoholic/insert-your-own-“holic” here

– I have a bad knee/back/shoulder/elbow/earlobe/eyebrow/etc………

Now, I don’t want to make light of anyone’s situation.  I can see where these issues are a concern.  However, I can also show you very quickly how these are definitely just excuses and not reasons.

I know very busy people who have lost weight and gotten in great shape.

I know people with slow metabolisms who were able lose weight and reach their goals.

I know people who are carboholics, etc. who have changed their behavioral patterns and reached their goals.

I know people who have suffered severe injuries, but instead of using that as an excuse not to do anything they focused on what they COULD DO not what they couldn’t do and achieved some amazing results.

Now, I know what your are thinking. “But Tony, my situation is different!”

Is it really?  When you really think about it are you facing greater odds and challenges than anyone in the history of the world? I doubt it.

I struggle too, with always accepting that when it comes to achieving something I want, “The buck stops here.”

Ultimately we have to take responsibility for where we are, and if we don’t like it, we are responsible for taking the necessary steps to change it.

Take a moment to think about what you really want.  Instead of saying “I don’t have time to workout” say “It really isn’t that important to me right now.  I have other things that are a bigger priority.”  If that is the case, fine.  I don’t have a problem with that.  That is an honest response.

If you are tired of making excuses and would like some help keeping you accountable and reaching your fitness goals once and for all, give me a call at 812-437-2378.  We will sit down, discuss what you really want to achieve, and find out if a Custom Fit program is right for you.

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