>>2472310>If you put in no effort, you will get no reward. >>2471588 may have explained it in a way that you'll understand better, if that's the framing you want to run with>It's like saying only the genetically gifted can be /fit/ when the truth is anyone can be if they put in the hours to hit the gym.
This is an interesting analogy. "Be /fit/" is essentially meaningless. Everyone can get better at something, but the more precise and quantifiable your goals are the more apparent it becomes that 1) some numbers are just beyond you regardless of what you're willing to do and 2) there comes a point at which the juice ain't worth the squeeze. I was originally considering the example of a guy debating whether he wants to put in 6 months of hundred-mile weeks to go from a 3:09 marathon to a 3:03 marathon or something like that, but in fact it sounds like you yourself are in this position when it comes to lifting--presumably you haven't been in a full-body cast these last six months, you have some time and some resources, you could have been lifting if you wanted to, but it just wasn't worth it for you, and that's fine. To continue the analogy, if you were to post a thread on /trv/ asking where to go in order to be sedentary and smoke cigarettes, I would not come in and start posting "it's easy to get in shape, you just have to put the work in.">I can't dance for shit, still didn't stop me.
It's not just a skill issue (well, maybe partly, in the sense of being able to move in any remotely rhythmical way), it's also an intensely goddamn aversive experience, sweaty and pointless and unfun at best, humiliating and terrifying at worst. Once again, consider the possibility that not everyone is like you.