If you’ve been following my blog, you know this week is all about turning good intentions into good actions. Every day I am tackling one out of five common obstacles that causes our fitness to stop with good intentions. Today it’s all about the person who really wants to lose weight, but they just think they are a lost cause and there is no hope. Let’s dive in to scenario #3…
I see this all the time. A person is “too fat”, “too out of shape”, “too old” or “too broken” to start working out. Well, tell that to Gail Griesemer, one of our members who has spina bifida and is bound to a wheel chair. (click on her name to read her story). I probably have a member that has beat every excuse you could ever come up with – old age, medical issues, missing limbs, insane work schedule, cancer, brain damage (ha! – no I’m not talking about your mentally disturbed friend haha) – Seriously, Steve’s even training an 83yr old man right now that is in the middle of chemotherapy. So now, what was your excuse again? That’s what I thought.
Unfortunately, many people think they are a lost cause. They subscribe to this way of thinking, fully believe they just have to accept their situation, and they think they just have to live with the consequences. They feel like they’d get in shape IF they could, but they truly don’t think they can. Most of the time, they are wrong.
Solution: This person needs to realize it is NEVER too late. There is always something someone can do to make improvements and get healthy. People, who are in this type of situation, actually can’t afford NOT to workout – they just don’t know how to work around their obstacles. This person would greatly benefit from hiring an expert trainer to work with them, teach them and encourage them.