What’s Your Excuse?

What’s Your Excuse?


By Joel Marion, CISSN, NSCA-CPT
Published February 26, 2014



Why is it that most people will never have the body they want and deserve? It’s not because they can’t attain it, it’s simply that they don’t believe they can. And it’s this negative mind-set that makes all the difference.

I hear more complaints and excuses from people who are unhappy with the way they look. Here are some top gripes:

“I don’t have time to eat right or exercise.”

“My job is too demanding.”

“My whole family is overweight, so I guess that’s why I am too.”

“I can’t get in good shape because…”

“I’m not in great shape because…”

Many people have more than one excuse. So here’s my solution: Identify one excuse first, take responsibility and then take action. If you still choose not to, it’s simply because you don’t truly want to change. Don’t blame anyone but yourself. It’s tough love, but perhaps just what you needed.