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My excuse

Friday, May 18, 2012

This week one of the tasks in the Harry Potter weekly challenge is to blog about an excuse you tell yourself that gets in the way of weight loss/health plan or an obstacle I deliberately don't fight...

My excuse/obstacle is TIME. Luckily I don't use it often, but it's so incredibly stupid because I am fortunate to have a VERY hands on husband who is very supportive of my exercise needs/want and gets home at a decent time every day.

But my excuses on any given day are as follows:

I only have 30 minutes to work out and I wanted to do a longer workout.
I can't exercise after 6 PM or I am up all night (this one is true but that just means I have to make more of an effort to get in the exercise before 6 PM, lol).
I already walked 3,4,5,6, etc. miles today, I don't NEED to do extra.
I have time to exercise but not sure if I can fit the time in for a shower afterwards so I just won't do anything.
I only get so much time for me - do I really want to spend it exercising or do I want to do (fill in blank)?

I know I can fight these obstacles if I truly try, as I can come up with 10 solutions for each as I type this...but it is making the effort to fight them that's hard, lol.
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  • MARATHONDAD
    keep up the good work time is a huge obstical we have 4 kids I hear ya just do what you can. thank god you have a supportive hubby
    1581 days ago
  • MOMMARUNNER77
    it is easy to make excuses!! I've been there!! IT's great you have a supportive husband, that makes it so much easier!!
    Keep up the great work!!
    1581 days ago
  • CHATTIEGIRL
    Hi Jamie;

    I know how it is and with me finding time is crazy because I have so much to take care of by myself. I walk, bowl 2 days have my DGD 4 or more days 8 years old homework when she is here. Today bowled and did errands all afternoon and when I came home I was beat. Laid down for an hour and then had to unload the rest of my purchases, feed dogs, go out pick strawberries, asparagaus and on and on. I still do exercises but wonder how. Do the best you can and live healthy. God bless you always.

    Smile Joyce
    1590 days ago
  • MALIAN1
    What an excellent blog.....I have the same excuses (as I'm sure most SAHM's do). It is wonderful that you see it for what it is...an excuse. You CAN do it! ROCKMAN6797 made a great point - that you have remember why/who you are doing this for.
    Have a great evening!
    1593 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    I think we all have used an excuse to skip a workout or eat an unhealthy meal....that being said what has really helped me in overcoming these obstacles is remembering who I am working out for or eating healthy....ME! I think sometimes we feel that doing for you is being selfish. I know that I have used this excuse many a time in the past. However, now I realize that by doing for me I am providing my family with a more active father, a better husband, and just a more easy-going person overall. This is what drives me, I hope that you find your driving reason to overcome these obstacles!

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    1594 days ago
  • LISEIGHT
    I know what you mean by: ''I can fight these obstacles if I truly try....but it is making the effort to fight them that's hard''!
    I too have time to exercise and hubby that comes home so that I can, and look after kiddies on weekend mornings too! I am so lucky! My issue is having time during the day, if I wanted to, but cannot find the motivation: excuses: children climb on me, or I need to listen for their waking up, so can't possibly do that: video/ routine/ dancing about/ doing all the house chores awway from where I can hear them!!! yep, I know!
    But awareness is the starting block, and hopefully, we shall break these excuses!
    1594 days ago
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