Gym Rules - #2


RULE 2: We don’t make excuses ⁣ ⁣ Excuses are everywhere. I hear them every single day. ⁣ ⁣ What I hear when someone gives an excuse is:⁣ ‘This isn’t important enough for me to make the sacrifices I need to make it a priority.’ ⁣ ⁣ And there is absolutely nothing wrong with having priorities. We should all have them. ⁣ But don’t make excuses. ⁣ ⁣ Let’s put some context to this: ⁣ Don’t be the person that says they want to get in shape but then makes the excuse that they are too busy with work to exercise. ⁣ Be the person that says I’m not interested in training or my health because work is my priority and I put all my time and effort into it. ⁣ (We can argue about having the right priorities another time) ⁣ ⁣ I’m going to assume that most of the people following this page have health & fitness reasonably high on their priority list. ⁣ To those people:⁣ ⁣ Don’t say you don’t have time if you spent any time watching TV. ⁣ Don’t say you want eat healthy if you say it’s too hard or too expensive to prepare good food. ⁣ Don’t say you can’t train because you can’t make it to the gym - running, jumping, squats, lunges, push ups, burpees, planks etc only involve your bodyweight (just ask me for a bodyweight only session, I’ll give you a workout). ⁣ ⁣ In most situations, especially those involved with health & fitness, we can either: ⁣ Look for reasons to do something; Or ⁣ Look for excuses not to do something. ⁣ ⁣ Here, we don’t make excuses. We make choices to do the things that are important to us. ⁣ ⁣ We wake up earlier to train if we know we have a busy day; ⁣ We go for a night walk before bed if we haven’t hit our daily steps; ⁣ We prepare good food if we don’t have access to it at the office; ⁣ We go to sleep earlier instead of watching TV if we need to recover. ⁣ ⁣ These clips are from a few weeks ago, on a day where the crew had every reason to come up with an excuse not to train. Friday afternoon, 41 degrees. Not only did they come and get after it, I had about eight messages asking to get it done earlier than usual. So at 2pm, in the peak of the heat, we had one of our all time greatest FYFs. ⁣ ⁣ Excuses, like complaining, won’t get you anywhere. ⁣ #one22


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