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No.More.Excuses.

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Me me me me me!!!!!

I definitely tend toward making excuses.  In fact, I think sometimes I like excuses just as much as I like condiments.  And for those of you who know me, I really like my condiments!  (The hubby has named even me “The Condiment Queen”)

Recently I’ve started to take a look at how my excuses were limiting my potential and quality of life and are keeping me from achieving my longterm goals (one of which is fitness and releasing excess weight).  And I had an awakening moment last week when I was going to completely avoid my workout.

Here’s how it went down in my head…

I have to go for a run today.  Eh…it can wait till later.  Well I don’t want to do it too late.  It IS kinda raining.  Yeah, it is kinda raining…  AND it’s cold.  Yeah, it’s kinda raining AND cold…  I’m really tired.  Yeah, it’s not only cold and kinda raining, I’m tired!  I can skip today, or maybe I can do something else inside that’s less physically and mentally challenging.  (Here’s where I text my friend to see if I could just do something else instead, being as he is the one who custom designed this workout program for me and is holding me accountable.)  No answer…text again…no answer.

NO!!!  I WILL NOT LET MY EXCUSES TAKE OVER THIS TIME!!

I layered my workout clothes, put on a vest, turned on some good tunes in my headphones and went for my run.  I chose to go down by the lake so I would at least have the view of beautiful Lake Michigan.

And boy did it feel GREAT!!!  Pushing myself past those limiting excuses to just get out there and do it.  It wasn’t easy.  I thought about quitting while I was running.  But once again I pushed past those fears and excuses.  I kept my end goal in mind, which is fitness and releasing excess weight which will lead to less pain in my body and a happier, healthier life.

So, what are your goals?  Are you taking steps every day to work toward them?  Do you just have an idea as to what your goals are but haven’t put them in writing?

Things that I am doing to work toward my goal are:

  • eating nutrient rich foods daily
  • doing something active daily
  • journaling
  • reading books/articles
  • meditating
  • blogging
  • getting enough sleep

Writing down your goals and having a clear concise plan of how you’re going to achieve them is absolutely necessary in order to succeed.  If your goal is to have less pain in your body, are you making the commitment to work toward that by getting regular bodywork, myofascial release sessions, Reiki sessions, eating healthier, or working out if you’re able to?   It’s also a good idea to have an accountability buddy so you don’t have to go at it alone.  Finding someone who can check in with you daily to help keep you focused on your goals will help you so much.  I am very grateful for my accountability buddies…you know who you are.  (Yes, I’ve got a few!)  They help keep me out of the victim mentality (I can’t!) to empower me to see that I can!

Although my license doesn’t allow me to give nutritional or exercise advice I can help you out with massage, myofascial release, and energy work to help you work toward your goals of feeling better and helping prevent your body from pain in the future.

So, what are you waiting for?  You are worth it!

Come back next week when I talk more about being the victim and the triangle of disempowerment!

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