No one ever excused his way to success. ~Dave Del Dotto
Now if you see this word, you may either have a feeling like you want to vomit in your mouth a little or you feel the thrill that comes from pushing your body to be the best.
Why don’t more people work out though? More importantly, if you have been off the workout wagon, why did you stop?
I know. There are 1,001 reasons (ahem, excuses) why you don’t workout. In fact, I have taken the time to capture top ten excuses on why we don’t workout courtesy of Dale Andrew.
We will do this Letterman style:
10. “I’m not in shape.”
9. “I don’t have anything to wear.”
8. “I’ve got kids.”
7. “I’m too tired.”
6. “Exercise is boring.”
5. “I don’t like to sweat.”
4. “It’s too sunny out.”
3. “I have bad genetics.”
2. “No money!”
and the #1 excuse in the world which stops you in your tracks:
1. “I’m a busy person. I don’t have time.”
I was there. I was there.
I use to be a beast in the gym. I would do 60 pound dumbbell presses on the bench. I would do squats with 100+ pounds. I would, with crazy abandon, do German Volume Training to explode my mass building.
Then something happened on my way to fitness greatness. . .
I got married.
Then we had a child.
I still tried to work out yet the fire wasn’t there. So I did just like many red-blooded Americans would do. . .I quitted.
The Journey Back
Yes, I fell the love coaster of fitness for a several years. I would see workout programs and scoff at them. The funny thing was that I started to learn about real food, health, and the like watching Food, Inc. Later, I learned more from listening to such people as Dr. Scott Johnson, Sean Croxton, Antonio Valladares, Weston A. Price Foundation, and others.
Still, I didn’t work out. I thought this was good enough and God would still be pleased.
Hippocrates said this stunning statement:
Eating alone will not keep a man well: he must also take exercise. For food and exercise, while possessing opposite qualities, yet work together to produce health …and it is necessary, as it appears, to discern the power of various exercises, both natural exercises and artificial, to know which of them tends to increase flesh and which to lessen it; and not only this, but also to proportion exercise to bulk of food, to the constitution of the patient, to the age of the individual…
Eating healthy food is not enough.
Finally, the catalyst came.
My friend J. Corder.
Here’s a man whose body was ravaged by various ailments and by the grace of God, he was able to turn his health ailments around 180. He started to work out and see incredible results.
He was now getting many compliments on his weight loss, his arms increasing in size, and his boundless energy. I missed that.
So one day, I was looking in the mirror and I knew that I had to change. Then a spark of inspiration touched me. I could see…wait a minute…I could see small definition in my abs. I had eaten traditional foods and organic foods for a while and there must had been some fat burning on some level.
I was determined to find the workout program that would work for me.
Less Is More
With new determination, I went to the local library. There had to be some program I could do that was time friendly since my #1 excuse was the #1 excuse of everyone else.
Enter Sean Foy.
Before I continue, I will make two disclaimers:
Number 1: I am not at all attached to Sean Foy nor receive any financial compensation. I am a budding independent researcher who wants and desires to be fair and unbiased as humanly possible.
Number 2: This program may work for you and it may not. Everyone has to come to their own logical conclusions and based on what the current research shows for now.
In the book, Sean proposes an exercise program that can be done in 10 minutes yet offer the same benefits of a traditional 1-2 hour program.
Sceptical yet? Good.
Because I don’t want you to believe what I say yet to encourage you to check out the book yourself.
I can say that with this program, I have been successfully working out for three weeks consistently with the fourth week starting Monday, July 25, 2011. Every time I try to weasel out of doing the workouts, I remind myself, “It’s only 10 minutes. Anyone can do ten minutes.”
I do the workout and boom. . .done.
Through eating real food and working out for 10 minutes (M,W,F), the changes in my body are slowly starting to be seen. I look forward to continuing this great journey to fitness and robust health.
So what about you?
What is your excuse for not working out? If you do workout consistently, what motivates you to continue?
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