I am constantly amazed at what people are capable of. I mean, I've seen the most "heart" from people that you might never expect it from. Sure, Rocky had heart, but Rocky wasn't real. That girl in my 7:55 class that sat there and cried during orientation just months ago and who now kicks serious ass every night in class -she has heart!
Then there are those with nothing but excuses. Excuses for why every freakin thing in their life is imperfect, or broken or some such silliness. God bless I'm so sick of it! Get over yourself and change things! I know your job sucks...I know your stressed out....I know it well! But guess what? YOU ARE STILL IN NEED OF CHANGE IN SPITE OF ALL THE THINGS THAT SUCK IN YOUR WORLD. Period.
Let me give you a few of my most recent excuses (FOLLOWED BY MY COMMENTARY)..."My knees hurt (but not too bad to go on vacation), I have too much going on right now (happy hour and watching TV), my job is taking all my time (because you suck at time management), I have no energy (because you won't eat right), but no one told me (you lack initiative)...I was just too stressed to eat (but you were able to eat crap instead) and on and on and on.
Which one are you? If you have "heart" then I am so squarely on your side and I have no doubt at all that you will make it...not only in your fitness endeavors, but in most things in life. But, if you are an excuse maker, you might as well accept the mediocre life you have because you will never succeed at much as long as you keep making excuses. And yes, YOU, if you are reading this right now KNOW which you are. And for the love of all things good, please don't make an excuse for being an excuse maker. Instead, change. Now. This second.
For the rest of you, the ones who DON'T make excuses, those who push with every last bit of energy to get that one last rep in...to those of you who pass up that crappy food because you DO care what it is going to do to you...to those of you who have the fire in your eyes to change your life and who refuse to let anyone or anything stand in their way, Thank you. Thank you for keeping me mindful of why I do what I do. You have my utmost respect and admiration. The future is yours and baby, you own it!!!