We're in Kansas City for a weekend trip. My husband is at the Kansas City Royals baseball game on a press pass for his company, and I opted for a relaxing evening in our hotel room.
It's been a great day of road tripping and eating.
But guess what was missing?
There is a workout facility in the hotel that I will definitely be using for cardio, but there wasn't enough space to do the sculpting routine I needed to complete.
You know where there was enough space? In my hotel room.
So, I put on my workout clothes, made some modifications, and completed my workout.
I tell you this not to give myself credit but rather to say, when we want to we can commit to something when it means enough to us. Otherwise, we will continue to make excuses.
It was important to me to get in some kind of a workout today. We drove for three and a half hours. I ate blueberry pancakes, eggs, and hash browns for supper.
I needed to move and this was the best way I could get it accomplished. Was it perfect? No, and it didn't need to be.
Sometimes I think we wait for the perfect circumstances in order to make changes in our lives. We want to buy the gear to work out in or we say that we will start eating better on Monday two weeks from now because that's the beginning of the month, or we say we'll work on decluttering the house when things slow down at work.
Excuses. Every single one of them.
I'm guilty of doing the same thing, unless my reason for doing so is important enough. Then I will find a way rather than getting out of it.
So, what's your excuse? Why aren't you doing what you say you want to do? What's stopping you?
Sit down with yourself and seriously answer these three questions. When you stop making excuses, find your compelling motivation, and get out of your own way, you will start making progress.
Over two years ago, my sister Sara decided that she wanted to lose weight. She works full-time, she and her husband have three boys under the age of seven (under the age of five when she got started), she's extremely involved with the youth group at her church, and she didn't like exercise.
Fast forward to now. She has lost over 60 pounds, continues to maintain and lose additional weight, and she completed her first half-marathon in May.
How was she able to do it? She had a compelling reason (she wanted to be able to keep up with her three active sons), she had a great support system (her husband watches the boys so that she can work out), and she dumped the excuses. She always finds a way to stay active and eat healthy, because it's important to her and her family. It's a priority.
It's time for you to put yourself first. Make yourself a priority and kick your excuses to the curb. They don't look good on you anyway.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.