Tuesday, January 25, 2011

But I can't.

       Sometimes the hardest part of day is getting to the gym. Some days I have no motivation, and it takes everything in me to change my clothes, drive my car, and walk into the gym. Usually by the time I do all of that I’m feeling better and have no problem working out, but there are rare occasions when I still have no motivation even after I get there. On those days Janelle has told me that some of my excuses for not wanting to do certain exercises are some of the best she’s ever heard. After that we started thinking about things I’ve said and excuses that I use. Here is what we have come up with:

  1. “My elbows are slippery today,” on why I couldn’t do planks.
  2. “I don’t like how my toes feel in my socks and shoes today,” on not wanting to do anything at all.
  3. “I think my back is broken,” on not wanting to do squats and lunges.
  4. “I forgot my heart rate monitor,” on not wanting to do cardio.
  5. “Don’t feel safe on this machine. I’m not doing it,” on hating this crazy ab machine that I refuse to use.
  6. “This is too hard. This is the hardest thing ever,” on anything that I don’t want to do in hopes that Janelle will let me do something else.
  7. “I’m still drunk,” on not wanting to do the workout the day after my birthday which was also a cheat day where I decided to drink a ton of booze.

Whenever I use one of these excuses, Janelle just laughs at me. Really, she just laughs and tells me that I exaggerate everything and I still have to everything even though I think my excuses are pretty good. The excuse about my toes is a real excuse. If my toes can’t wiggle and move, I can’t focus. Seriously, my whole well being stems from the comfort of my toes. In the winter I’m very unfocused. When I can wear flip flops and sandals, my focus is amazing. 


  1. lol Motivation only takes us so far in our journey...lol I like your excuses though. you dont really believe the things you say do you???...lol I love reading your posts they are always good for a laugh and I love to laugh. Enjoy the rest of your day.

  2. Thanks Shannie! Um...most of my excuses are just excuses, but the one about the slippery elbows is true. I still did what I had to do, but it was difficult! The one about my toes is always true! I know it's strange, but my toes have to be comfy! If not, I have to take my shoes off and adjust!