It’s easy for you

March 20, 2013

I think it’s fair to say that a huge part of changing your body is getting your mindset right.  I know people harp on about this all the time, but it’s for good reason.  Everyone who achieves significant results decides that they’re going to do it.  No half measures, no excuses.  This holds true for everyone be they fitness model or regular Joe or Jane who wants to be the best they can.

Nothing much irks me when it comes to people and their approach to nutrition and training (let’s just say there was a time when I was less ‘understanding’), but I do have to admit that it still grates me when people say to me ‘oh, but it’s easy for you, the gym is your life’.  (Breathes deeply).  No, it’s not, I just make my choices.

My response is generally delivered in a slightly more articulate and less morose manor, but this is essentially my reply:

“ Listen here my deluded friend.  Please don’t give me this sh1te about how busy you are, how you have no time to get into shape and how it’s somehow different for me.  That’s simply not true.  I too work long hours, have a wife and kids and get tired from the rigours of commitment.  I too like cheesecake, Guiness, dark chocolate and sitting on my arse doing the square route of sod all.  But we both have choices to make.  And the simple fact is that you’re making the wrong ones.  You’re not prioritising your health and fitness goals so you have no right to be disgruntled about the fact that you look and feel sub par.”

Everyone can get into shape.  Yes, genetics will play a part.  Yes, you’ll have to work with and around time and other constraints.  Yes, it’s true that you might not look like x, y or z.  But you can become the best possible version of you, given the variables in play.  You just have to make the decision, make the commitment to yourself, and do what it takes.

Essentially, you either make the decision that it’s important to you or you procrastinate and make excuses. When push comes to shove, you either want it or you don’t.


  1. weight loss - April 16, 2013 at 12:34 pm -

    What’s up, I log on to your new stuff like every week. Your story-telling style is witty, keep doing what you’re doing!