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I have a BSc honours degree in sport science and health… Not psychology so what I’m about to say might come off as insensitive or not “politically correct”.

But after coaching literally thousands of people over the past decade through my personal training studio in temple bar. Bootcamps in Dublin, web sites and email I’ve seen EVERY excuse for not starting, not making progress or just plain giving up.



Here are the 3 most common…



“I don’t have time”
“I don’t have money”
“I’m not fit enough”



So I say this with the risk of insulting a lot of people – but here I go.






These are excuses. Excuses that YOU are putting up. That’s right, they are self-imposed. You’re afraid that if you try it and it doesn’t work, you’ll look stupid. Right?



I know that’s what you’re thinking…



One of my best clients wouldn’t tell anyone he was training at the start because he thought that if it didn’t work and he gave up that it would look bad.




He’s now 120lbs lighter and he’s a personal trainer. He trusted in himself and me and got the result.






If you can’t find 60 minutes in your day for yourself, then you are doing too much crap. Turn off the TV, get the kids to bed earlier, stop checking email 15 times a day, stop texting so much and cut out all the other nonsense. I have clients that work 70 hour weeks and clients that run businesses in Ireland and the US and clients that drive up from Naas in traffic 3 times per week to train.






You aren’t looking closely enough. There’s a thing called the ‘latte factor’.

Basically if you cut out alcohol and stopped buying lattes 2/3 times per day you would be literally €100’s better off each week.

If you think your too old, fat or unhealthy and think it could never work for you…?

Then you’re right!



I could think of something catchy to say here but I’d rather steal Henry fords words of wisdom here:

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right” – Henry Ford



What he’s saying is you can do whatever you want. You just have to decide to do it. I’m not going to get all ‘The Secret’ on you here because willing or wishing it to happen won’t cut it here. You have to DO something. Not just think about it.



If you’ve made the decision that you can’t do it, you’ve given up!



We are personal trainers and exercise and health scientists… Your almost SUPPOSED to be unfit starting a personal training programme or fitness class… That’s what they are for. Don’t waste 3 months ‘walking yourself fit’.




I guess what I’m trying to say is getting fit, looking and feeling better is NOT for everyone. Its for people who just take the next step an DO something. Get the ball rolling now.

-Throw out the bread
-Buy some vegetables and meat/vegetarian alternative
-Read this post on personal trainer tips
-sit down and write out where you are now and set goals.
-Take measurements (form below to print)
– Write down what you’ve eaten and when you’ve eaten it over the last couple days (2 at least) form to print below




See the gaps in your nutrition? Most people see it when they write it down and I don’t have to do anything.

If you’ve taken the 60 seconds or so to perform these couple of exercises then you are well on your way to getting where you wanna be.





Because you DID something not just sat there and thought about it or wished it would happen and made excuses.

“Aw the printer didn’t work”
“my boss will give out to me”






The people that succeed don’t keep making excuses. They don’t feel sorry for themselves. They get on with it.

Maybe you’ve failed before and felt stupid. Not this time.

That’s in the past. Today is a new day and leave all of the baggage behind.







Right about now comes the old “Well bryan, it’s easy for you to say. You’re a personal trainer”

Again, I say that’s bullshit. Excuse my French…

Do you think I was born with abs or any significant amount of muscle?

I work my ass off every free minute I have.




I was a bit chubby in my early teens. It sucked so I did something about it. I read books on nutrition and training. I started studying to be a personal trainer when I was 15.

Then I got too skinny in my late teens. So I lifted heavy stuff and ate more and got bigger.

I had no time for excuses and nothing was going to stand in my way.



It’s not that difficult to lose fat, get lean or gain muscle. You just have to be prepared to DO it. It may not be easy to stick to it but it’s simple to do when you know how.

Contact me here on my personal training website if you want to get started and do something


Bryan Kavanagh BSc CSCS

October 14, 2011 Posted by | motivation | | 13 Comments