People that hand out crappy excuses like that need motivation. That's where we, the non-lazy individuals, come in. I don't know about all of you, but I'm always getting in my friends' faces and dragging them down to the gym, unless they give me a valid excuse not to come like "I have to work.", then I'll let them go, but I make them swear they'll come next time.
What really annoys me more than that is when I see some guy standing in front of a mirror saying something along the lines of, " Who am I kidding, all this work and for what....nothing." and he's only been at it for a week or two. I actually pity people that say that. Sometimes I'll offer help, but usually I'm turned down because they probably don't believe that I know quite a lot on how to workout properly and effectively. So I figure it's their loss, I offered, they're on their own now. Then guess what, they never come back.
So if I find that a friend isn't motivated, I'll ask them what their goal is and it's usually the same as mine, get as big as humanly possible. I tell them to make a workout program and run it by me, and I help them make revisions to get the most out of their time in the gym.
I also go through a bit of a motivational process:
- 1. HAVE A GOAL.
- 2. THINK OF SOMETHING THAT GETS YOU PUMPED.
- 3. THINK OF HOW YOU'LL FEEL WHEN YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL.
- 4. VISUALIZE- how you'll look, how you'll feel, and visualize each lift.
- 5. IF YOU FIND YOURSELF UNMOTIVATED REMIND YOURSELF OF THE GOAL YOU HAVE
- 6. JUST HAVE FUN!