The Every Excuse in the Book Book
How to Benefit from Exercising, by Overcoming Your Excuses
by Jeanne “Bean” Murdock, Illustrations by Bill Perry
296 pages, September 2005
Published by BeanFit
Designed by Benjamin Daniel Lawless
This one-of-a-kind book contains 120 excuses for not exercising and reasons why each is invalid. Packed with current, valuable information on exercise theory, Excuses will captivate the reader with humor, illustrations, and an eye-catching graphic design.
Learn more at https://jeannemurdock.com/
How often have you said to yourself (or someone else) that you can't exercise because, “I have to work late” or “I ate too much.” Perfectly good reasons, right? Not to Jeanne “Bean” Murdock... If you're exercising your verbal skills more than your body, this book might get you moving.
— Gilda Swartz, Canadian Living Magazine, December 2006
If you're a personal trainer, you've heard them all before. If you're a client, maybe you've dished them out. Regardless, here are a few common excuses . . . from Jeanne “Bean” Murdock's latest book. “I'm too tired.” “I'm too sore.” “Not enough time.” “I'm on vacation.”
— Oxygen Magazine, January 2007
It's hard not to laugh at the seemingly legitimate and far-stretched excuses. Murdock rebuts each plea with tips, studies, plans, a glossary of nutritional terms, and a slap of reality with a hint of humor, detailing consequences of a life without exercise that include obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Murdock teaches the importance of exercise, even if you like yourself just the way you are (excuse #50). She says 30 minutes of exercise 5 to 6 times a week is do-able and enjoyable even if there's a smog alert (excuse #55) or it's “that time of the month” (excuse #198).
— Colleen Corkery, Body Beautiful Magazine, October 2007