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My Top 10 Excuses For Not Going To The Gym

Posted by: Ronda Devereaux | December 27, 2012 | 12:00 pm


So I caught myself making excuses the other day about not going to the gym and decided to call myself on it. Weightlifting has always been my exercise of choice, and there was a time in my life (about 20 years ago) that I spent over 2 hours a day working out. Yes, I can take the “standing in front of a couple hundred people in a bikini” off of my bucket list. That is me there on the left in my first bodybuilding show. 5′ 5″, 125 pounds in a womans size 0 (and that is the zero of yesterday, not today’s version of size 0 with the whole vanity sizing going on).


So I am a pretty dedicated and responsible person. Back then I was dedicated to going to the gym and working out. These days, I seem to have a hard time making myself go to the gym. I haggle and negotiate my way out of it all of the time. Here’s what I caught going through my head : Well, if I have to pick up one of the girls at 6:00 that won’t leave me enough time to go. It will take too much time to go home and change my clothes. I am already home, I don’t want to go out again. All of these excuses came in one right after another. Damn, if I could only sit down and write like I can make excuses.


Get the picture?  It is amazing the way the mind can process and negotiate when it doesn’t want to do something. Anyway, with all of the exercise information that will be in the media with the coming of New Years and Resolution time (you know how the first 2 months of the year are always soooo busy at the gym), I thought I would throw this out there and see if any of you have these same excuses for not getting your butt to the gym (know you are not alone….).


I don’t have enough time.


I have to do ____ for the kids.


I am too busy.


I am too tired.


I will go tomorrow.


I had to work late.


It will be the busiest time of the day at the gym, so I won’t be able to get my workout done.


If I go this late, I won’t be able to sleep tonight.


Working out will wear me out and then I won’t get  _____ done today.


My car can’t remember how to get there.


What a web of crap we feed ourselves sometimes!

So what is the best excuse that you ever made to yourself for not doing something? Want to share???




Article by: Ronda Devereaux

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