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Results or Excuses - Which rule your Life? (2014- Blog #46)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

"You can have results or excuses. Not both."
Jen Segger

There have been times in my life where excuses for not being as healthy as I should be ruled. Here are a few of my "regulars".. that start off some poor choices:
emoticon I have had a long day.
emoticon I did awesome yesterday.
emoticon I had a crappy day.
emoticon I am tired.
emoticon Basically my clothes still fit.
emoticon I just love sweet stuff. It is me.
emoticon It is too cold out.
emoticon it is too wet out.
emoticon Tomorrow.
emoticon It is too dark.
emoticon It is too early.
emoticon It is too late.
emoticon The gym is too expensive.
emoticon The rest of the people in the gym look so much better.
emoticon The rest of the people in the weight area know what they are doing.

But fortunately, although that list was rather easy to write, I have overcome many of those excuses. If I do think of the excuse, I follow it with BUT...
emoticon It is too cold out there, BUT I can dress in layers.
emoticon It is too wet out there, BUT I have rain gear!
emoticon The gym is too expensive, BUT I can find a better deal somewhere else.
emoticon It is too late, BUT DH will have dinner waiting for me no matter how late.
emoticon Basically my clothes still fit, BUT they are tighter and it does not feel as comfortable. I like 'em lose.
emoticon Tomorrow, BUT today will get today's results.
emoticon I just love sweets, BUT I can eat them in moderation.
emoticon I had a crappy day, BUT exercise will make me feel better.

And on it goes... When I turn my excuses around, I do get results. My clothes fit better, my body feels livelier, my mood is lighter.

And you? More excuses or more results?

"You can have results or excuses. Not both."
Jen Segger

MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: My mountain

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MBTEPP 2/17/2014 10:03AM

    Your mountain is very inspiring today!

You are only as good as you excuses;)

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BBAHONORS 2/17/2014 12:15AM

    I normally don't like BUT statements, BUT in this case I need to utilize them myself. Thanks for the reminder!

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DDOORN 2/16/2014 10:04PM

    Oh yeah, loose clothes RULE! :-)

Great reminders!


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EDDYMEESE 2/16/2014 9:42PM

    Perfect and so true! This is awesome :)

We have to have responses ready to our sabotaging thoughts!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 2/16/2014 6:46PM

    Like your turnaround. So there are, essentially, no excuses.
One of the words I have pretty much dropped from my vocabulary, along with ' try' is 'but'. I have substituted 'and' for 'but' wherever I find it.
I find it positivising, if that is even a word.

Comment edited on: 2/16/2014 6:47:40 PM

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NANCY- 2/16/2014 11:32AM

    Great turnarounds!!!
It is all a matter of perspective and your perspective is excellent.

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/16/2014 9:12AM

    Way to talk back to the excuses! I was just noticing yesterday as I walked back from my run, what a LONG walk I used to think that was, 100 pounds heavier... and how short and easy it seemed yesterday.

Today's results lead to future "todays" being soooo much easier to live through! emoticon m emoticon

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DEBRITA01 2/16/2014 9:04AM

    I like the idea of turning the excuses around to help you get results. Boy, can I think of excuses...thanks for sharing your idea. emoticon

Your mountain is so beautiful today!

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KALIGIRL 2/16/2014 8:38AM

    Your mountain is emoticon and heres to those emoticon overtaking those emoticon

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    Your list may be borrowed and posted.

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ALICIA363 2/16/2014 7:24AM

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SHERREB 2/16/2014 6:39AM

    I like your idea of putting a BUT and finishing the sentence after every excuse. I will do the same now with my excuses. What a marvelous way to turn a negative into a positive. I tell people at work all the time that I want results, not excuses. It is high time I apply that to my personal life!!!

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TKA54321 2/16/2014 6:17AM

    I'm excellent at thinking up new excuses! But I find that if I can just cajole myself into doing a few minutes of exercise, I start feeling so much better that I want to carry on. And even if I truly only have a few minutes to spare, filling it with exercise is much better than not!


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RITAROSE 2/16/2014 3:23AM

  So good!


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NEW-CAZ 2/16/2014 2:50AM

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ALIIDA 2/16/2014 2:28AM

    You made me laugh. emoticon

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NEWROSE27 2/16/2014 1:43AM

    Your blog has motivated me to document my excuses. While I use excuses I am not mindful of them. Habit and auto pilot.
Love the strategy you use to move to keep healthy goals dominating. Thanks for sharing.
Your mountain has so many moods. I look forward to seeing it each day.

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