NO EXCUSES!

The whole ‘No excuses’ mentality is thriving in the fitness world. But is it really that healthy?

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    INGEN undskyldninger!

    Jeg er modstander af ‘ingen undskyldninger’-mentaliteten inden for træning. Alligevel er der ting som jeg ikke vil undskylde for – fx at lade være med at træne fordi jeg har ondt i knæet, ikke har tid pga studie eller venner, eller fordi jeg simpelthen ikke har lyst. For det meste er jeg glad for at træne, men mit liv er mere end træning, og det er det for de fleste – og derfor skal andet også have lov til at blive prioriteret over træning.


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I have a problem with the belief that people should feel bad about themselves if fitness isn’t their #1 priority in life. That they should feel bad for skipping or missing a workout every once in a while. That no excuse is valid, under any circumstances.

There’re very few people who can live a life like that, and maybe even fewer that wants to. And that’s okay.

I love working out, and it’s usually an enjoyable part of my day-to-day life.

But it’s not always like that, and that’s okay.

So I’m turning the no excuses mentality on its head, and writing a list of things I refuse to apologise for.

I refuse to say sorry for not working out…

  • Because my knee was hurting
  • Because it was my friend’s birthday
  • Because my boyfriend made an amazing dinner
  • Because I was feeling unwell
  • Because allergies left me unable to breathe
  • Because I had to study
  • Because I was caught up in a good book
  • Because I didn’t want to leave my bed
  • Because I was exhausted from school
  • Because it was raining
  • Because I was still sore from my last workout
  • Because it’s been too long since I spent time with family and friends
  • Because I wasn’t feeling it

I refuse to say sorry for…

  • Being comfortable with who I am
  • Being confident, even when it comes to my ‘flaws’
  • Being proud of my strength, even though so many people are stronger than me
  • Eating candy on a Friday night, cuddling with my boyfriend
  • Possibly never running again because my body just can’t
  • Spending my morning sleeping in and enjoying a glorious breakfast and watch tv instead squeezing in a workout before classes.
  • Being imperfect
  • Being human

I won’t say sorry for being me, for living my life. I won’t excuse my choices. I choose how to live my life. And I will live it unapologetically.



The whole 'no excuses' mentality is thriving in the fitness world. But is it really that healthy?
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The whole 'no excuses' mentality is thriving in the fitness world. But is it really that healthy?
The whole 'no excuses' mentality is thriving in the fitness world. But is it really that healthy?

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