March 11, 2014 in Category Health & Fitness,Scarlett Guides To Life...

16 reasons why you absolutely can’t go to the gym today.

Are you planning on going to the gym today? That’s an excellent idea. Do you know what else is a good idea? Food. And sitting.

So, if you really just can’t face going to the gym today, then just see me as you’re lazy, (and probably drunk) fairy godmother with some ready made excuses to make you feel better about staying in bed all day.

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“I might have pulled a muscle yesterday carrying shopping in, or something.”

“Someone might try and talk to me on the treadmill.”

“I’m too hungry to exercise.”

“I’ve eaten too much to exercise.”

“I might see someone I know and be forced into a nightmare of awkward small talk.”

“It’s the morning and I’m too tired.”

“It’s the evening… and I’m too tired.”

“It’s lunchtime, I’ve just eaten and I’m in a food coma. So I’m too tired.”

“I look fat in my gym clothes.”

“I just gave up smoking/drinking/refined sugar/gluten, so I mustn’t overdo things.”

“I think I could be getting a cold.”

“I’ve just bought new trainers, so I need to break them in before I run in them.”

“The Topshop sale is on, which is excellent cardio.”

“It’s raining out.”

“I’m too far into this whole fat thing to quit now.”

“I really, really, really just can’t face it today.”

Until next time… x


14 comments… read them below or add one

Gorilla Bananas March 11, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Too far into this whole fat thing? Does that mean women sometimes put on weight to attract chubby-chasers? “My bum is feeling too wobbly” is an excuse that might work for a lot of woman.


Scarlett March 11, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Have you seen those women who make a living out of getting fat? Amazing x


Katharina @ 100 Miles Highway March 11, 2014 at 10:29 pm

I am pretty good at talking myself into not going to the gym. My favourite ones are: “It’s raining!” And “it’s too late. If i go now I’ll only finish at 8:30pm and will probably faint by the lack of food”.


Lady Jewels Diva March 12, 2014 at 1:23 am

I don’t go to the gym anyway as I prefer to eat!


Natalie March 12, 2014 at 1:54 am

Or my personal fav: “I’ve forgotten my earphones”. But if all else fails, I find a little vodka in your water bottle tends to help…


Addman March 12, 2014 at 7:30 am

My main excuse is “why pay an extortion for gym membership when I can just exercise at home?” Then I don’t exercise at home.


Katie March 12, 2014 at 9:17 am

‘If I lose weight, it’s basically giving up – and I’m NOT a quitter’ I like that one 😉

Katie <3


Katie March 12, 2014 at 9:18 am

‘I’m too competitive to lose weight, I don’t lose anything.’


snowbird March 12, 2014 at 8:47 pm

I think walking dogs is a good excuse, but hell would freeze ove before I ever set a toe in such a sweaty ‘orrid place!xxx


Jess @UsedYorkCity March 14, 2014 at 11:12 am

Ya know, I woke up *extra* early today to get a little yoga in, and then read this instead…;-) xx


Emma March 16, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Haha I deploy at least three or four of these on a daily basis :)

Hmm maybe…


abeerfortheshower March 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm

This is why I work out at home now. There was nothing worse than knowing I had to jump in my car and drive a whole 5 minutes to the gym. Ugh. That is SO much work…


Paula March 27, 2014 at 8:47 pm

I think I’ve made it to the gym once this year and have been using the excuse “I can’t be arsed” – I see from this post I need to up my game and make up better excuses. Thank you!


Scarlett March 28, 2014 at 1:40 am

Haha me too! don’t worry it’s a while til bikini season yet xx


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