To tell the truth, this may be the most legit excuse that will show up on this list. There’s no way you can get around it. If you want to be in the gym then you’re going to have to shell out some cash. Whether you’re picking up an extra shift or you have to stay at the office to close out a big account, work is something that can’t be avoided. It pays the bills and allows you to get to the gym in the first place. This is why you should have a home gym, just as a back up. But if you ever use this as an excuse – just think about the people who work 2 or 3 jobs just to get by. They find time, surely you can find time to fit in a workout.