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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!

Since cancer has wreaked havoc on my family members and friends over the years, I have a serious dislike of cigarette smoking. Most everyone I know who has died of cancer was a smokers (connect the dots)..

Many people still smoke even though they have lost friends and loved ones to cancer.  evidently, they just don’t get it.

Like I said before just connect the dots, it’s a “no-brainer”, or it should be!

If I know someone is a smoker when they come to my gym, i normally refuse to train them because I already they are not serious about getting healthy and fit. The only exception I make is if after I explain to them why I call cigarettes

“orphan-makers” (People with kids or teens who smoke are in the process of making them orphans) and they agree to quit before they start training, I can help them keep that commitment by how I program their training. A cigarette will become the last thing they would ever want!

I cannot physically stop them from sucking burning weeds into their lungs,

but I can help build the desire to quit for good in them.

I could care less about “political correctness”, I care about seeing kids and teens have their parents in good health.

If this ticks of smokers, that’s too bad. Give your kids a break and quit smoking.