The Blame Game

Have you ever met someone who had an excuse for everything? A reason they can’t be on time? A reason they can’t lose weight? A reason they can’t save money? It’s pretty easy to recognize those people in our life, but can we recognize it in ourselves?

I’ve been trying to fit exercise in my schedule for awhile now. I fit it in when I could because I told myself it was a priority. But there were too many times it didn’t happen because I was too busy. I tried my best, but I missed opportunities to exercise due to time.

Then my schedule cleared up a little and I had time to exercise…but still struggled. The truth was, time was never the issue. It may have been time management or motivation, but time itself was never the issue. We all have the same amount of time in a day. Just 24 hours for the busiest and for the laziest. That never changes.

There will always be someone who is busier than you are who is working out. There will always be someone who is more stressed out than you are who is hitting their goals. There will always be people with more difficult limitations who overcome challenges to reach goals.


I realized that it was possible no matter what the circumstance. Taking care of yourself was possible for anyone and everyone, because if it’s important, you will find a way.

That hit me hard when I realized it. I had to take some personal responsibility for my actions or the times that I had been inactive. I couldn’t play the blame game anymore because at the end of the day, I was the only person responsible for my health.

If you’re reading this and you’ve played the blame game or you recognize those things in yourself, that’s okay. That’s the first step towards taking personal responsibility. Realize that by recognizing a problem, you can fix it.

And yes, with that time that we’ve all been given, I hope you find time to take care of you. Take care of yourself in the best way that you are capable. And start by being honest with yourself.