Many people today think they are entitled to be healthy without doing anything about it.

I am not just talking about being lean or ripped, just generally in good health.

Folks, it’s not just a given that you will wake up each day and be healthy, much be fit.

Granted, some people are born with certain medical conditions that are devastating right from the beginning.

I am talking to the people who born with all their body parts there and functioning well.

Those who weren’t blessed with that often work much harder than those who were to get healthy and fit.

Why is that?

Probably because they don’t assume that everything will improve with no effort on their part.

Why don’t the others work hard too?

Simple, here’s why:

  • they are lazy
  • they make excuses
  • they listen to negative people
  • they think it’s okay to be fat and weak
  • they believe the lie that everyone wins
  • they think their situation is different from everyone elses

I am sure I could add to that list, but you get the point.

Think about it; why should you be able to smoke, eat total garbage every day, drink sodas and beer all the time, sit on your butt and watch TV, and do  nothing more physically demanding than text or play video games and even in the remotest part of your imagination think you will be healthy?

The fact is, you won’t!

I have a poster on the wall at my gym that says you are not entitled to anything and that you have to earn it.

That is the raw, hard truth!

Comments
  1. Good post. I think that anyone with a family owes it to them to take care of themselves. Take care of your health so your parents don’t have to bury you. Take care of yourself so your wife or husband don’t have to change your bed pan or pay for dialysis because you couldn’t be bothered to be healthy when you were younger. Take care of your health so your kids don’t have to watch you slowly fading away to nothing while they can only stare helplessly.
    Take care of your health because your life is not your own. It belongs to those who love you.

  2. […] No one gets healthy and fit by accident, it is not something you are entitled to as I wrote in my earlier article “Being Healthy Is Not Your Default Condition” […]

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