Too Fat To Work? Want Free Money? THIS IS SAD…
By: Kevin Larrabee, CSCS
This is another news story that I just had to blog about. It is not funny, it isn’t cool new research about a life saving product or a new way to exercise that causes our body to lose fat faster. It is about a family in the United Kingdom that is mad about the compensation they are getting from the government while being out of work. Why are they out of work? It’s not because they slipped on ice and hurt their backs or because they all have a life threatening disease that keeps them immobile.
They are on disability because they are, “Too Fat to work.” Really? Really? (One more) REALLY?
The Chawners family haven’t worked in 11 years. They, “claim their weight is a hereditary condition and the money they receive is insufficient to live on.” The father of the family even went as far as to say, “What we get barely covers the bills and puts food on the table. It’s not our fault we can’t work. We deserve more. “
When they go into detail about their diet’s this is what they eat because “healthy food” is too expensive, “We have cereal for breakfast, bacon butties for lunch and microwave pies with mashed potato or chips for dinner.”
The last quote from the telegraph.co.uk article that really made me scream bull shit was from one of the daughters that is currently attending college, “I’m a student and don’t have time to exercise” she said “We all want to lose weight to stop the abuse we get in the street, but we don’t know how.”
Really? I have clients that work 50-60 hours a week and still find time to exercise 4-6 hours per week. I went to college and exercised 6-10 hours per week and started this website, the podcast, was a resident assistant, went to multiple seminars around the country and read every book and watched every DVD about fitness that I could. That is not an excuse. If you “can’t find the time to exercise” then I am sorry, but you are just simply lazy.