What’s your excuse?

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.  ~Don Wilder and Bill Rechin

Last week I started reading the blog of Sean Anderson. His blog chronicles his weight loss journey and how he met and is currently maintaining his goal. I started reading his blog at Day 1 and became inspired to add more exercise to my daily routines. Sure I had been going to the gym, but sometimes I had reasons also known as excuses as to why I could not make it to the gym on any given day. While reading Sean’s blog I thought to myself if a 500 pound man can get out and walk so can I. I made a plan to walk everyday of  Winter Break in order to help build a new habit.

Monday I woke up ready to go. I went to the Gym and the walking track and I felt great. I felt like I had accomplished something. Tuesday, I skipped the gym but did two miles on the track. Why did I skip the gym?  I could not go in the morning because we had company and my afternoon was too busy. That sounds like an excuse to me.  I can not even remember what I was busy doing Tuesday afternoon but I am sure that a 45 minute stop at the gym would not have made a big difference.

Each day after that I found excuses as to why I could not go to the gym or the walking track. Its really silly that my mind will come up with a million things that I need to do just to avoid exercise. However  I was able to counter each excuse I came up with a reason as to why I needed to walk and go to the gym. My gym shoes got a  lot of wear this week. I went to the gym everyday except for Tuesday, and I went to the walking track everyday except for Thursday. On Thursday, I walked at the Z00 I think that counts.

I am done making excuses as to why I can’t go to the gym or why I can’t walk a few miles. The end result of being healthy and able to enjoy activities with my family is more of a reason to exercise than any excuse not to exercise.

So what’s your excuse?

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