Fitness Success for Slackers


Fitness training if you are a slacker is never easy.  Fitness training for a busy person isn’t either. In fact, I think it is the same amount of difficulty. I think this because a busy person is really a slacker- only busier.  Busy people use the same excuses. All the excuses for not working out vary on the spectrum of, 
“… I didn’t have time…”

One huge difference between successful people and busy people is how they handle failure.

Quick explanation:

All people will fail. Successful people will get back on their horse quickly after falling off. Busy people will fill their time with less- productive activity and forget to manage themselves and create time to work-out, execute, market or do the daily thing they need to do.

Here is the nugget that successful people do and one that I am wrestling with right now.

Manage yourself so you can limit your failure-rate and get back up quickly when you fail by doing this:

Weekly planing night. Plan your week and post it and communicate it to your spouse or your pet if you aren’t married. This will create the foundation for accountability to happen.

That’s it. I said it. Do it or don’t do it. It is easy to do and not do.

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This advice has and continues to make a difference for me. Please share it and tweet if you feel the same. Thanks for being here.


What does this post have to do with Isaac from the Love Boat? I like Success and I like Isaac from the Love Boat.

14 Responses to Fitness Success for Slackers

  1. @mcinpat hooks up some truth on why you are a slacker go here – #fitness #UTribe

  2. Patrick, you are so right about the difficulty of scheduling time for workouts. Wouldn’t it be great to get to the place where our fitness routine is in the same category as eating, sleeping, brushing teeth?
    None of those things would appear on my “To Do” list, how about you?!

    One the great lessons from Napoleon Hill is the reminder that it takes 21 days to create a new habit. By following your excellent suggestion to schedule your workout week and by following through for just 21 days, we might just get to that good-for-us place where we would just roll our internal eyeballs at the idea that anyone would need to schedule something so fundamental to our life as a fitness routine.
    Let’s check back in three weeks ;-)!!

  3. @mcinpat says that you maybe a slacker if… #UTribe

  4. Debbie Wood says:

    Great post Patrick! You’re right, we all fail, but we need to fail forward and just keep going.

    Thanks for the information!

  5. Satya says:

    CRUSHIN it bro! — cheers, i need some of that
    .-= Satya´s last blog ..Guess the word and win: A life (and website) you love =-.

  6. Edward says:

    Hey Patrick,

    Great post! Failing to plan is a plan to fail!
    If you don’t know where you are going then any path will get you there. It is so important to share your plans with your spouse.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Make it a great day!
    God Bless!
    .-= Edward´s last blog ..The DREAM Project Begins =-.

  7. Susan Davis says:

    Manage my time ??? Now there`s a concept! Thanks for the tip Pat!

    Live Full Out with Purpose & Passion

    .-= Susan Davis´s last blog ..Don`t do a Drive By….. =-.

  8. Hi Pat,

    I love this post! It reminds me so much of the Slight Edge – so easy to do, but also so easy not to do. I love this statement: Manage yourself so you can limit your failure rate and get back up quickly when you fail.

    Because we all fail, we all have days that we choose not to workout, the key is to just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep on going.
    .-= Debbie Stevens´s last blog ..Section 1231 Losses =-.

  9. Yep- The Slight Edge Love it!
    Failing is necessary -to a point. Then you got to limit that stuff. Thanks you guys
    .-= Patrick McIntosh´s last blog ..Fitness Success for Slackers =-.

  10. @mcinpat says that you maybe a slacker if… #UTribe

  11. I think people believe that fitness is all or nothing. Either you’re working out 5 times a week or you may as well be a couch potato.

    My trick is to say “It’s OK if I don’t feel like working out. But I’m going to anyway”. You can’t let your feelings get in the way of success.

    And that goes for fear, lack of confidence, and a whole host of other feelings.
    .-= Debbie Lattuga´s last blog ..Heart Rate Monitor Watch | How to Use =-.

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