What Are Your Excuses?????

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An invitation to start on your goals?

A “perfect day” “perfect time” “perfect everything” to happen first?

Any of these or any that you come up with later, will never happen.

The choice to get started on your goals starts with the simple decision to start….




Maybe I sound like an overly hyped up self-help book.

Let me tell you a bit about what has prompted this topic today.

I’m away from home at the moment.

Far away.

Like as far away from my previous home as possible.  With the kids.  At my sister’s house. With my other sister and her family.

Need I say more?

It’s a bit insane, to say the least.  Then add in at least 2 or 3 kids a piece and you have some moments of complete chaos.

Oh sure, I could easily tell myself that this is just too hectic of a time to get in my workouts.  Cuz, honestly, where do I even do them?

And I could blame the fact that I’m not always the one cooking the meals on not being able to eat clean and stay on track along the way.

But I chose to NOT do any of these negative, sabotage-fueled practices.

I choose to succeed NO MATTER WHAT!

What?  But…but…but…

Yes, I said it.  I decided to commit and I will succeed!!  Here’s a brief day in my life for the past 10 days:

Wake up early (like 5 or 6 am cuz that’s how my sis does it!! OMG)…

Change into my exercise clothes before my brain realizes what is going on..(I know this is said in a joking style but I’m mostly serious)

Put my current fitness DVD into my laptop drive (currently, I’m doing Focus T25 which is helpful since the equipment is either nada or close to nada)

and start my workout.

Granted, it’s still dark in the room cuz hubby and youngest son are still asleep in this guest room (not really a “guest” room per se, but my sister’s room) but I warned them the night before and they are used to my practices at this point…

The space I work out in?  It’s a tiny little section of the bedroom and I have to be careful when turning to not fall over my suitcases on the ground; bump into the bedpost or hit my head on the corner of the wall next to me, but I do it.

And there’s also the matter of the door closed just behind me…praying that everyone on the outside of the door realizes by the morning music and Shaun T’s voice that they would be better off not opening the door until I’m good and ready to leave…

Anyway, all these obstacles aside, I get it done.  It’s 25 minutes, so time is on my side.   But guess what?  Do you know how I feel when Shaun yells “time”?


I actually smile and feel like a winner as I’m stretching with Shaun (cuz you should NEVER EVER EVER miss your stretch) and my day is always better for it.

Now, tell me again, what are your excuses???????



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