“Working Out Why Working Out Sucks Doesn’t Suck Giveaway,” I promised to give away three copies of Working Out Sucks! by Chuck Runyon, the CEO and Co-Founder of Anytime Fitness. Well, I always keep my promises (except when I promised to take my daughter to Disneyworld… it really wasn’t that much fun, Pisa; the lines were waaaaay too long!).
Anyway, I asked readers to give me their excuses for not working out, and of those entries, I chose these winners…
1. It's slightly tepid outside and I need a perfect balmy weather to go running
2. The treadmill went really hard last week with me, so I think IT needs rest
3. I got home late (5:05pm as opposed to 5:00pm)
4. I lost weight this week, I can take today and tomorrow off
5. I need to spend some quality time with my couch. It misses me.
(I actually have used all of these. No joke)
My worst excuse ever is ... " I can't go workout, I have kids" ... when the truth is they are my reason for working out and losing weight. Plus, my gym has awesome child care that my kids love going to.
JackSh*t, I always use the one tried and true method of avoiding working out. It's a twofold approach that helps me to a) deny responsibility and b) make myself self-important. I say, "I just don't have enough time to workout". And voila, it works. What is really a 2 hour meeting in the morning, becomes an all day affair that kept me from attending the gym at 10:00 pm. Although I slept in on Saturday and didn't wake up until 1:00 pm due to partying until 7:00 a.m. the night before becomes, "I was so exhausted from all the contacts I had to make the day before, I simply had nothing else left to give to myself". Yep, I become the martyr who's fitness is secondary to saving the world in which we live. In short---
I have more time than I think if I would actually be responsible about it.
Thanks to everyone who participated, and special thanks to my friends at Fitfluential and Anytime Health.