Got What You’ve Got And Doing What You’re Not

By Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am — Filed under:

This advertisement really inspired me.

Got What You Got

It reads:

“Someone who’s got what you’ve got is out doing what you’re not.”

I know it was made for an advert for asthma medication, but the truth is, we ALL have our excuses and trials. We ALL have disabilities that we have convinced ourselves are true.

  • I have a shoulder injury, so I can’t weight train.
  • I am so overweight that exercise is impossible for me.
  • I can’t eat vegetables, they hurt my stomach.
  • I have weak knees, so I can’t exercise.
  • I don’t have the money for a gym membership.
  • I’m a big person. I can’t eat like a rabbit for the rest of my life.
  • I’m busy. I don’t have the time to eat healthy and exercise.

I have heard all of these excuses and FAR more. There are ways around every single one of these excuses and there are people out there with shoulder injuries, bad stomachs, weak knees, little money and high BMIs who are losing weight, keeping healthy and working out every day. EVERYBODY has something that keeps them overweight, but the thin people find ways to work around those excuses.


5 Responses to “Got What You’ve Got And Doing What You’re Not”

  1. Ralph Says:

    Ah yes, how we love to make excuses. I wrote a post on my blog about the most inspirational Nike commercials and one of them was about making excuses. I learned that most of the excuses we make aren’t valid they just make us feel better now but worse in the long run. Great post

  2. Sabrina Says:

    Wow, that’s a really cool ad, and it totally calls me out =/ I should print this out and tape it to my door

  3. Christie Says:

    No excuses! I have had surgery on my right shoulder and my left knee. I have major joint problems, but I am stronger now than I have ever been. At 40, I am in the best shape of my life. I think I work harder just to prove that my injuries will not hold me back.

  4. Heidi Says:

    Great Ad! Just do something every day. To me its all about being happy, not having the perfect body.

  5. Mary Kay Says:

    I actually did a search on this so I could print it out. You are so right! Time for excuses is over. Yeah, I have some physical problems, but there are people worse off than me that are out doing more than me.

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