I was talking with one of my more dedicated athletes this morning about the way people look at working out, aging, and attitudes they have.

Since I first started training people over 50 years I have seen a few things that never seem to change. The same patterns are repeated over and over again, only the faces change.

The way I see it, there are only two types of people in the world when it comes to training, excuse makers and excuse breakers.

Excuse makers use the no money, no time, I’m too old, and I have kids excuses repeatedly.

So let’s look at some of these ridiculous “reasons” as they call them:

no money for training but spends around $5 a day at Starbucks, eats meals out constantly, and always has the latest smart phone on the market

no time but spends several hours a day watching TV or online scrolling and trolling

I’m too old, you now that I’m 40 I need to cut back some (they ususally don’t have anything to cut back from since they never started to begin with)

I have kids but still make time to go to ball games, drink with their buddies at home or hit the clubs and bars on a regular basis

Excuse breakers, on the other hand, set money aside for training. They don’t waste it.

They make training a priority. They now staying healthy is vital to a good and full life. They now their families need them and rely on them.

They also know their spouses appreciate a fit-looking appearance in them.

Their kids are active and introduced to sports and working out from an early age.

Paying for a personal trainer or coach is a lot cheaper than paying doctors, hospital, and nursing homes. They see the big picture. They “get it”.

They train regularly as they age.

Which group will you be in in 2021?

If you are an excuse breaker, shoot me a text at (941)228-8341

Published by ironcave1

I was the owner of the Cave, a strength-based, veteran-owned, unconventional coaching facility, which closed on May 31, 2022 after almost 12 years. My full focus is now on bringing our steelclub and mace training called Mace Fit out to the public. Follow us at http://macefit.com and @2slingsteel.

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