I Can't Workout Because...

I skipped the gym all week because I wasn't feeling well.  Yesterday morning, however, I pushed my body through a forty-five minute workout, (although I had to take a few short rests).  I was feeling pretty good about myself until...

I saw a gray-haired woman with a cane hobble into the gym, her feet adorned with sneakers.  Her jogging suit and shoes suggested that she was there to put in some work.  I. was. humbled.

Seeing her reminded me of what I had known all week long: sickness was my excuse for not working out.  I looked at her and remembered a motto that is just as true in life as it is in the gym:

"No Shortcuts. No Excuses."