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