Excuses are like Assholes– Everyone has One.

Updated: August 19, 2016

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health food blogger from Southern California, talks skinny tricks and skinny tips.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health food blogger from Southern California, talks skinny tricks and skinny tips.

Excuses are like assholes. Everyone has one & they all stink. Here are some I hear all the time:

+ Excuse: I work 9-5. I am exhausted.

Reality Check: we all work. Everyone is tired from work. Take an hour & force yourself to sweat.

+ Excuse: way too hungover.

Reality Check: if you want to be a man at night, you gotta be a man in the morning. Besides sweating helps rid that hangover. You’re moving your bod rather than laying in bed like a beached whale all day.

+ Excuse: I can’t afford a gym membership.

Reality Check: fine. Then get to a beach with a friend & download some internet workouts. Go running. Do a DVD at home. Or better yet, download free YouTube workouts. Problem solved!

+ Excuse: I’m so sore from yesterday’s workout, so I’ll wait a few days to go back to the gym.

Reality Check: WRONG. Cardio actually breaks up the lactic acid, which takes away that soreness.

+ Excuse: I don’t work out on weekends. 

Reality Check: why? Pick a Saturday or a Sunday to add to your routine. I’ve never heard anyone say after their workout say that they regretted it.

+ Excuse: I noticed bulk, so I cut back on working out. 

Reality Check: uggggh! I hear this all the time. In the first couple months of starting a workout program you’re going to bulk up. You’re adding muscle to any fat on the body. After a few months the fat falls off, just leaving muscle. Voila!

+ Excuse: I am naturally thin; I don’t need to workout.

Reality Check: working out helps with depression, anxiety, & prevents heart disease. So that’s fantastic that you’re naturally thin, however that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t workout.

+ Excuse: I am too busy taking care of the kids.

Reality Check: the kids will probably want you around for a long time, so keep your body in shape. You want to fill your car with the best gas, so fuel your body with the best of the best too.

+ Excuse: I’ll do it tomorrow.

Reality Check: ya, ya, ya. Just do it today.

+ Excuse: I don’t care if I turn out to be a fat pig, I love my curves! I’m embracing them!

Reality Check: not so much. Being a fat pig leads to tons of nasty diseases, so get off the couch, throw away the donuts, and GO!

Stop. Making. Excuses. Eventually your fitness routine will turn into a habit- NO EXCUSES!

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Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health food blogger from Southern California, talks skinny tricks and skinny tips.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health food blogger from Southern California, talks skinny tricks and skinny tips.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health food blogger from Southern California, talks skinny tricks and skinny tips.


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  • Coco

    Love this!!! Motivation!!!!

  • Maddy

    Amazing! I love these motivation pieces, it gets me more pumped for my gym session this arvo :)

  • Love it! I always used the naturally thin excuse when I was younger. I’m so glad that I discovered how much I love working out! :)
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  • Yes, thank you! I needed this! I just worked out for 30 days straight as a challenge but as soon as those days were over I slacked off. And now I realize that my excuses really really suck! I’m starting again!
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  • Cara

    I like this. I’m guilty of making excuses. However, I’m finally starting to get on a good schedule and now things are changing. I’m a little frustrated. I’ve been making 30 mins to an hour each day for exercise and it’s worked. However, my son is starting football soon and I’m the team mom. This means, I’ll work 7:30-3:30, home by 4, fix dinner and clean it up, we will leave for practice around 6:15, practice from 7 – 9, come home, get my son cleaned up and ready for bed. By then, it’s 10 or 11 and I’m exhausted and in desperate need of a shower myself. I’m terrified that I’m not going to be able to find time to work out. He has practice Mon – Thurs and then will have games on Saturdays. I know I can still find time Fri – Sun but that’s not enough. I need to figure out some way to fit in some physical activity Mon-Thurs. Any suggestions?

    • Try working out at 4 to 4:45 pm or while dinner is cooking with a DVD or a run. Or prep a crock pot in the AM so you have more time to work out with a DVD at home in the afternoon. Hope that helps ; ). xox

  • Stefana

    Great post! I’m going to the gym now. See ya! 😉

  • Thyren

    I love the motivation, thank you so much!

  • Jessica

    I was slacking on going to the gym today, read this post and got my butt to the gym! Thanks for the motivation!! :-)

  • Grace Hammer

    What I have gotten after reading this article is nothing but extreme motivation. F**k excuses, I will never have them again.
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  • Leeni

    Those are unbelieveably true! I have written also a column about this same topic: excuses happen also to school projects, cleaning etc. when you want to postpone the unpleasant task ahead.
    My personal fav motivators are my heart rate monitor (which is my beast friend and my worst enemy: I love it when it says “do you want to upgrade your activity level” but I hate it when it says I don’t work out enough – usually because I forget to use it) and the other motivator is Nike’s slogan “yesterday you said tomorrow”. I think it says it all.

    And Happy Birthday, Lauryn! :) I’m a little late with this, but congrats any way ;D

  • Stephko

    Soooo, the fact that it’s a rainy, dreary day doesn’t make it ok to not keep up with my routine?….I needed the motivation this morning. Thanks!!!

    • Nope! Home DVD’s are the best : ). xoxo

  • Tatiana

    Hi Lauryn,
    i’m a new follower of your blog, and i’m from Denmark. Thanks for the motivaiton.
    Well, i’ve been training 3-4 times a week since february, and i can see some results, but iv’e gained weight. Can you help? What can i do to loose more weight, without loose muscles?!


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  • SO motivational! Thank you!
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