What’s Your Excuse?

What's Your Excuse?

What’s Your Excuse?

“I’m too tired”

“I’m too busy”

“I have a headache”

“I don’t have time for that”

“What if I don’t  make it”

“I’m afraid to fail”

“I’m not allowed too”

“I’m too small”

“I’m too weak”

“I’m too fat”

“I don’t have enough money”

“My shoulder hurts when I lift”

“My knees hurt when I squat”

“Deadlifting hurts my back”

“I’m going hurt myself”

No Excuses

I’m sick of hearing people make excuses as to why they don’t get off their ass and go to the gym, or don’t work hard at their sport. If you are a competitive athlete there is no excuse not to work as hard as you can. If you are making excuses and not training your hardest, not only are you doing yourself a disservice but more importantly letting down your teammates. What ever happen to working hard? It is a lost art in today’s society.

People who make excuses in life are the same ones that will make excuses when it comes to missing a workout or practice. It is an attitude that is adopted from a lifetime of being scared, lazy and unmotivated. I call it the “I DON”T GIVE A SHIT ATTITUDE”. People who have this attitude are highly unmotivated, aren’t determined to do anything with their life and worry more about there social life than anything else.

What are you willing to do to become the best you can be? What are you doing to become a champion? It requires desire, determination, motivation, passion and sacrifice. I believe that this needs to come from within. Nobody should have to motivate you to take action or to reach your goals. If that’s the case you are setting yourself up for failure. Prioritize the things that matter to you in life and act accordingly. Don’t make excuses, make adjustments and keep moving forward. When things get rough its time for you to step it up-not make excuses and take a back seat. How you deal with adversity is a true measure of who you are as a person. Maybe I’m a little bias because I pride myself in being a go getter and someone who takes action.

Some people just have “IT”


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What excuses have you herd lately? Drop a comment and let us know!

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  • To quote the uber wise Yoda: “Do or do not… there is no try.”

    Awesome blog. I’m going to reread it tomorrow before I go to Boot Camp!

  • Thanks for your comment Diana.

    If you need some extra inspiration before your Boot Camp tomorrow check out this video

    All the best,

    Joe Meglio

  • Joe, you are great keep up this motivation for all. Now for “No Excuse” there is none except when I know my body is very fatigued. I learned to listen to my body years ago after getting sick and injured. The triangle of sleep, eat, train has to be done consistently or illness injury occurs. Otherwise, there is no excuse for me I am training at 0600 and have now transitioned back to HIIT for spring with moderate weight. I have not needed cardio. My weight is 11# above contest weight now and I vowed with my goals for 2011 I would not go over 15# contest weight. It just doesn’t matter when training I can lift push pull same amount of weight now as I did 20 pounds heavier than what I am now. It is all discipline, a goal, motivation and results of that goal. Send me a tweet on this blog so I can retweet it. Thanks so much Nancy

  • Thank you for your comment Nancy. Glad to see your staying focused! Most people don’t have a vision of where they want to be and just end up spinning their wheels.

    All the best,