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    22 Of The Funniest Excuses People Have Used To Justify Skipping A Workout

    Working out sounds good, but so does making a sandwich.

    We’ve all been there. Skipping a workout just makes you feel too guilty unless you have the ~perfect~ excuse for why you just can't exercise.

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the funniest reasons they've used to justify skipping the gym. Here’s what they said:

    1. When the universe is talking you have to listen.

    2. Because your health ALWAYS comes first.

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    "It was cold out, and the gym was too close for my car to warm up on the drive there or I obviously couldn't go and risk getting sick, because if I was sick I wouldn't be able to get a good workout!"

    –Danielle Legacy, Facebook

    3. You just can't fight destiny.

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    "Netflix automatically started the next episode of OITNB."

    –Kayleigh Raciak, Facebook

    4. Sometimes you only have the time for one activity.

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    "There was a battle between working out or Taco Bell....and nothing ever beats Taco Bell."

    –Jessica Zapadka, Facebook

    5. Because there's no way you can work out injured.

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    "I got a paper cut and didn't want to get it infected."

    –Angelo Leonard, Facebook

    6. Or on an empty stomach.

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    "I didn't want to walk down the stairs (where all my equipment is). So I walked down the stairs and made myself a sandwich, then walked back up the stairs to watch Netflix."

    –Megan Wilson, Facebook

    7. Because you don’t want to meet your one true love unless everything is perfect.

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    “I was out of cute workout clothes that emphasized the better parts of my physique, so I threw on a t-shirt and some basketball shorts, and when I walked into the bathroom to see how my hair looked, I thought… ‘What if the guy who I’m supposed to marry is at the gym today?’... I then smiled at myself in the mirror proud of this news, and just shrugged and said, ‘Oh well! Guess I’ll have to stay home instead!’”

    Gina Rae

    8. Doctor Who > Exercise (always)

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    "Doctor Who Marathon... And anyone worth their salt would agree that this is an excellent reason and not at all ridiculous."

    –Ronan Rodriguez, Facebook.

    9. Unnecessary showering is totally a hassle. And bad for the environment.

    10. Because you absolutely can't work out without the proper attire.

    11. There are certain shows that HAVE to be watched live on the TV screen. / Via

    "I was going to miss watching The King of Queens on the TV screen. So I stayed home and watched it. I just didn't leave afterwards."

    –Becca Marleney, Facebook

    12. Because you can't mess with tradition.

    13. You have to take full advantage of good hair days.

    "I just did my hair!"

    –Karla Beatriz Martínez Marzán, Facebook

    14. Because commitment is a virtue.

    15. And should be taken very seriously.

    16. Because messing with bowel movements is asking for trouble.

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    "I did it because I had to take a shit, and I was afraid of working out so hard, the shit would just slip out."


    17. Because no earphones definitely means no workout.

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    "I drove all the way to my gym, got out of my car, and realized I had forgotten headphones for my iPod… So I just decided to go back home."


    18. Because putting time into friendships should be a priority.

    "I was too busy trying to come up with a witty fantasy football team name to make fun of my opponent. I wasted almost two and a half hours before realizing and calling that gym day a bust."


    19. Because you care about the stuff you own.

    20. Because working out twice in one day is just excessive.

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    "I just ate a bag of fat-free chips so I basically already worked out."

    –Brittnee Robinson, Facebook

    21. Sometimes just being awake is a workout in itself.

    22. Nothing comes before McDonald's breakfast... nothing.

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