Laziness: a different perspective.


Very often the word ‘lazy’ is misused and misrepresented when it comes to the world of training/going to the gym….

There’s a huge misconception that if individual doesn’t train, or has stopped training it’s because they are simply ‘lazy’.

I don’t know about you, but when I think of the word lazy, I’m imagining someone who does nothing, like I’m talking just sits around doing nothing, laid on the sofa, all day everyday, basically somebody who lives like everyday is a hangover day…..

I don’t happen to know anyone who fits into this category………..

…….…I’m sure there are people like this out there, I’m just saying I don’t know anyone & haven’t dealt with anyone who does literally NOTHING.

In my experience, a huge reason/rational that people give for not going to the gym or not sticking to a routine is a perceived lack of time.

I have trained & have helped some very, very busy people over the years…and, as I’ve said before, age often presents more responsibility, which again eats away at our precious time….

If we consider the following aspects of daily adult life:

>Work/business commitments.
>Cooking tea.
>Household chores.
>Cutting the grass.
>Being a taxi service to the kids.
>Getting the kids ready for school.
>Dealing with moody teenagers.


…….all of these commitments add up to provide a quick snapshot of the average adult’s life….

Anything but lazy, am I right?!

My point is that very often the physique and health of these people can suffer/decline through an inability to put themselves first……

Feelings of guilt, coupled with thoughts of ‘I should be doing something else’ are often reasons why people quit or don’t even get started…..

Putting yourself first is tough, I get it……….

The thing is that it’s often a case of breaking the cycle…

All of the things listed above that stop an individual from training are all exactly the things that an individual can handle better from training!

Referring to yourself as lazy or, worse still, being labelled lazy by others & society only compounds the feelings of self doubt and adds pressure to a potentially already pressured lifestyle…it’s a very negative downward spiral…..

If you feel you can relate to any of what I’m referring to, please believe me when I say you are not lazy & you are not useless or worthless…you are anything but & the fact that you give so much to so many other areas of your life should be proof enough for you……..

What you do need to do is find time and a totally realistic & enjoyable routine, that you CAN stick to, one that allows flexibility , that gives you a ‘plan b’ option and that keeps you inspired..

I would also add that all of this is far easier with the right support from the right people around you. This will help you find your ‘me time’.

Think about what you CAN do, forget what you DID do, or what you USED to do, focus on the now, organise your time, schedule it in like you no doubt do with all other aspects of your life, and stop beating yourself up!

Until the next time,

Tristan ‘lazy bones’ Buttle.


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