Friday, April 29, 2011

People make the strangest excuses

Janelle was telling me a story yesterday about 2 ladies she was talking to at the gym. She was training someone and just started talking to these other ladies that happen to be in the gym at the same time. 

I guess these ladies are a little older than her and I; so 30's, maybe 40's. Heck, maybe older. I'm not sure who they are. Janelle says I would know them if I saw them. 

So, these ladies are complaining about working out, how hard they are working, and not losing any weight. Janelle, as a trainer, asks the obvious; "What are  you eating?" They have a little conversation about who knows what and they are just really pessimistic about everything she is saying. 

Janelle then mentions me. She asks if they have seen me with her and says that I've lost a lot of weight. I guess the know who I am. (I mean really, as much time as we spend at the gym, I'm sure a lot of people know who I am.) Janelle gives them some info about me and what her and her husband have me doing. You know; workouts, meal plans, multivitamins, water, sleep, etc.

One of the ladies then says, "How old is she?" Janelle tells them I'm 28, and then the lady says, "Well she's young. She has a high metabolism. I can't lose weight. I'm too old." 

I think Janelle basically told them there was nothing she could do for them if that was the attitude they were going to have. She did tell them that I've been working my butt off for a year and a half and putting in a lot of hard work and sticking to workouts and meal plans and all that kind of crap.

Here was my response to Janelle after that, "If my metabolism was so high, how in the eff did I end up so friggin' overweight?" I know that's kind of a loaded question and I know the answer to it, but I don't think I would have been as overweight if my metabolism was as high as these ladies made it out to be! I guess me and my high metabolism were just sitting around eating 5000 or more calories a day!

Here's my other thoughts on it. These ladies just don't want to put in the work. I don't buy that "I'm too old" bs. I read a lot of blogs of people that say they are in their 40's and 50's and they have all lost quite a bit of weight. Do you know why the have lost weight? They have put in a lot of work, effort, and energy. The stopped making excuses, and made the needed changes, just like me. 

I can't believe that Janelle even talked to them and that once she did they blew her off. I mean, a personal trainer giving you free advise? Who would still act like they know more than her in that situation? Apparently 2 ladies who still want to make excuses. 


  1. Geeze you just cant help some people.Nice of her to try though!

  2. I concur, sounds like they don't want to make the hard choices, back away from the chips and move their butts.

  3. Maybe one day those ladies will decide to put as much effort into working out as they do in whining. But its really cool that she used you as the example for them to follow. That speaks volumes!