I Love This Excuse
You don't have enough time. How many mother fuckers have told me, "You know what, Cory, you're in really good shape, I just don't have enough time." And then I can't wait for the next question… "What time do you work out at?" It’s almost always the next question. Then I always say, “Well I have time, because I just work out early." And then they go, "Oh shit. Well, I can't do that."
How Do You Know?
How do you know you can't do that? The above responses are the default for most of the people that ask me about working out or getting in shape. You’re saying two things when you say, “I don’t have time” or “I can’t do that.”
You’re basically saying, “I’m so fucking soft. I can't even entertain that then there's no way I could ever accomplish that." What the fuck does that even mean? I’m not saying that you have to get up at 3 or 4am like our crazy asses. Maybe your version of 4am is 6:45am. How can you incrementally make a difference?
My Best Advice
I don't do anything extra special, I just don't fucking miss. The best advice I've ever given about working out is don't fucking stop. Don't fucking stop. Get addicted to feeling good. Are you feeling like shit? If you are, then why don’t you flip it on its head and build more confidence to feel better about yourself? Stop with these two excuses.
Find ways to get it in. Find the gaps in your schedule to get a workout in, to get your lunges in, and to work on your personal development. Don’t miss. Giving in to these excuses deteriorates your confidence over time.
It’s Not Just About You
It's also saying to everyone that you can't discipline yourself enough to be healthier for your kids, for your spouse, for your parents, for everyone around you. It's not just about you. The people around you love you. And if you don’t take care of yourself, it will affect those around you in the long term. All because you want to sleep in an extra hour. Do you understand what I'm saying?
What excuses are you hiding behind? Maybe you’re just uncomfortable in the gym. Maybe you’re afraid because you don’t know what to do. Maybe you’ve had problems in the past and didn’t get results. I got you. This is what I do. This is what we do. Do what you need to do, jump on board. Go straight to corygfitness.com/plans.
Don't fucking miss, don't make excuses. When you played sports in high school, if you did, everyone hated it, 7:00am practice, Saturday. But guess what? You had to be there. You have to have the same mentality. You have to have the same accountability. You've got to bring that A game.
Help Yourself Feel Better
Throw the pessimism and bullshit excuses to the side. Help yourself feel better. If you feed me with one of these excuses, just know that I’m going to check you on your shit (in a nice way). I don’t care. I don’t care if you’re at the grocery store or at your kid’s baseball game. I don't care what it is. Not because I think I'm better, but just because this is what I do, and I know how you're going to feel if you go all in.
Are you going to feel amazing day one? No. Are you going to feel amazing day seven? Probably not, you’re more than likely going to be sore as shit. But what about day 15 or day 30? You’re starting to walk around with more confidence, you have more room in your jeans, and your chest is sticking out further. What about day 90, when now your friends asking you what you're doing? What about day 120, whenever somebody caught a glimpse of you at the pool? Now people are asking for help from you. You’re inspiring your family; your kids see the way that you're displaying discipline. That's what I'm talking about. Be a center of influence in your circle. Quit hiding behind, “I don't have enough time.” Make the time and make yourself better.