Priorities (Tue 8/17/10)

By August 16, 2010CFMC Blog Archives

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Everyone has their priorities, and everyone’s priorities are different. For example, depending on how much liquid I’ve consumed, sometimes finding a restroom is my number one priority. And another, perhaps more realistic example, is the one where people find every excuse in the world *not* to work out. “I’m too busy to work out” or “I don’t have the time”, or my personal favorite, “I’m not in good enough shape to work out.” These excuses, like most other excuses, are complete crap. When someone uses one of these excuses, what they are actually saying is, “my desire to BE in better shape ranks slightly behind my desire to avoid expending the energy necessary to GET into shape.”

Have you been away from the gym for awhile? Are you finding excuses to avoid coming in and working out? Then you fall squarely into the category described by that last all-encompassing excuse. Your kids’ soccer games are a priority – you would re-arrange your schedule around it to make sure you could be there. Dentist appointments are a priority – you would definitely plan around that one wouldn’t you? Yep – these things are important (and in the case of the dentist, probably somewhat unpleasant) and your social calendar will simply have to accommodate them because they *have* to happen.

Wanna know why the fire breathers at the gym are fire breathers? Because to them, coming to the gym is more than just important: it’s a priority. And when something’s a priority you can *always* find a way to make it happen.


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  • Mark.B

    Very true. Excuses are like as* holes, everybody has one… Oh and by the way, I won’t be in today. I have to take Zoe to marching band practice because she hasn’t passed her f-ing drivers test!

  • justin

    no excuses today! Angie is still reminding me that it’s only been four days since i saw her but i will be there today as she is will not hurt me anymore.