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No Excuses, Keep Pushing!

Monday, February 20, 2012

I did the craziest thing ever...I waited to start an exercise program in November...right before Thanksgiving, right before Christmas, right before my birthday. And, to top everything off, at the end of January my husband and I decided to reconcile after being apart for almost 4 years.

What does that mean to my exercise program?

Well, I had to learn how to say no to all the holiday foods (well most of them anyway) that I have grown to love (being from Lousiana) for years. I had to say no to birthday cake this year and macaroni and cheese and all sorts of fried delights.

I had to learn how to get up and go walking during the cold, the rain and the bright sunshine. And no matter what the lady says on the commercial, activity during your "special time of month" is not a breeze, but I learned to do it anyway.

There have been days when I felt great. I sprang out of bed, jumped into my workout clothes, cut on the music and got to it. There have also been days when I drug out of bed and did pushups, etc. without a bra because I was so tired. What amazes me is that it didnt matter what the day brought...I still got up and got to it.

I have lost nearly 40 pounds so far and I have 83 pounds to go and I am going to get there. After all these years I think I have finally figured out the answer... No matter what is going on in your life, keep pushing. No excuse is worth your health, your fitness, your appearance or even your confidence.

The answer is no excuses, keep pushing!

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BACKATITAMY 2/20/2012 5:10PM

  So happy for you for getting up everyday to do what you need to do. I so needed to hear this today. I've been slacking off the past two weeks. Why? I don't know. Just have not had my mind in the right frame that it needs to be but, i'm working on it. I'll push threw this wall and i'll keep your words to help remind me that it's only me that can push myself to do this for me and no one else.

Thanks for sharing :)

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OMMAMA7 2/20/2012 3:27PM

    Your words, and the tone of your words comes across so strongly of determination and success, I have no doubt you will keep on doing a great job. It seems no matter how many times we start this journey over and over, There are times that just FEEL right. like you are ready. And that's how you sound :) emoticon

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TJSELLERS 2/20/2012 2:52PM

    Wow! You are well on your way to achieving your ultimate goal. Keep doing what you doing. Reading this reminds me to keep pushing even though I feel tired. I need to do this for ME! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEEREID2012 2/20/2012 2:28PM

    HI!
I just wanted to tell you I appreciated your story and hope that you have far less tired dreaded days and lots and lots of days you just get out of bed and do what you gotta do. I know somedays are hard but if you keep at it....those days will be fewer and fewer.
I have my winning moments (days) as well. Today was one of them. But I am pushing thru it with the knowledge that tomorrow will be better.
Good Luck to you on your journey. You are definitely right when you say NO EXCUSES! There really aren't any excuses that count!
Just do what you gotta do to get to where you wanna be!

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DAREDEVILME 2/20/2012 2:22PM

    Wow....now that's determination!! Very impressive. You're well on you way!!

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