Top 10 Diet and Exercise Excuses (via Westmoreland Athletic Club’s Blog)

Jillian Michaels

Excuses, excuses, excuses…I don’t like them. There are no excuses and as my graduate school professor said on the first day of grad school, “get it done”. No excuse, just get it done. So, we always have a reason why we didn’t find the time to work out or why we at junk when we have goals to accomplish. Often people will say things like, “well you have to live a little”. You’re right, but when you set goals for yourself you need to do all it takes to achieve them.

Why is it that when we want to lose weight or burn fat, we feel it’s ok to cheat on our goal? Should we do the same at work when we have a deadline on a project? Do you think your boss would stand for an excuse when instead of working extra hard and putting in those extra hours to complete the project you cut out of work early and went for a few beers with the boys, clubbing with the girls or spent the evening watching your favorite TV show instead?

A little bit of sacrifice and if you’re not willing to sacrifice in the short term for long term gains then don’t complain about your waistline or your fat arms, diabetes, heart problems, etc. It seems harsh, but it’s the truth and most people need to hear the truth. It’s tough love and we as trainers and coaches do what we do because we know that you have it in you to feel better, to live better and stronger and to enjoy all the fruits of life. We do it because we care about you even when you don’t.

Consider this…168hrs in 1 week. 40 to 50 at work. 42 to 56 sleep. Taking the highest numbers there are still 60 hours left for other things and we say just 30 to 60 minutes of exercis 3 times a week for better health. That’s 3 hours folks…make an effort

I was looking through some of the stuff I have in my desk and I came across this article from Jillian Michaels from the Biggest Loser! I thought it was a great read and wanted to share it with everyone! Top 10 Diet and Exercise Excuses Excuse: “I don’t have time to workout.” That is total baloney. Make the time. I am sure you found the time to watch your favorite television show right?! You’re busy, and I get it, but you have to find a way to mak … Read More

via Westmoreland Athletic Club’s Blog

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About Rich Thurman III B.Sc, MA, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Rich has a Bachelors of Science in Physiological Science from UCLA and a Masters of Sports Management from USF. He is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association, (NSCA) as a Personal Trainer (CPT) and Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is primary author of The Fitness Library and writes for various other publications, including the San Francisco Police Officer's Association. Rich is the founder of Xodus Fitness, which offers Fitness Consulting & Personal Training, Urban Body Transformation Bootcamps, Corporate Wellness. Rich also conducts Workshops and an annual lecture at the San Francisco State University Kinesiology Department. Please feel free to contact through any of the links below to inquire about professional services or opportunities.

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