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Arm Yourself Against Exercise Excuses

Winning the Fight Against Yourself


  • I do this all the time! Frequently have to pray 4 the motivation to 'just do it' & then once I have i'm away & feeling all the better 4 it. BUT NOT @ 4.45!!!!!! - 3/27/2009 7:49:45 PM
  • I thought I was the only one using excuses! :) This made me feel better and it was definitely motivating. Thanks! - 3/27/2009 11:29:58 AM
    What a great motivational writer. I loved this article and the article on running a mile. GREAT JOB! :) - 3/10/2009 2:28:39 PM
  • An ABSOLUTELY GREAT article!! It was like a good book....I couldn't get through it fast enough, and yet I didn't want to reach the last page!! Thanks a lot!! - 3/5/2009 2:30:44 PM
  • I loved this article. I was starting to fall off the motivational bandwagon when I read this. Made me reaffirm that I can do this, and I will do this.

    No more excuses for me then! - 2/25/2009 12:55:06 AM
  • Funny, I had this battle this morning with myself! EXERCISE WON!! I felt so much better after. - 1/30/2009 11:03:52 AM
  • Great article. When I start making excuses I just tell myself that it doesn't matter. I've already decided to run that day so I might as well knock off all the negative internal dialog. Inside my head it goes something like this, "You KNOW you're going to run 5 miles today so why are you bogging yourself down with all this bull?" And soon the wannabe excuses evaporate and I'm getting my runners high :-) - 1/10/2009 10:49:13 PM
  • I am battling myself right at this very minute, which is precisely why I was searching motivational articles to read -- this one is great! Here I go...!!! - 11/22/2008 9:46:10 PM
  • This is a great article! I am the queen of exercise excuses. I wish my mother would read this, sometimes I am worried for her health... - 11/18/2008 10:07:52 AM
  • This is, hands down, the best motivating article I have read on SP. I know that voice well (don't we all!) but I make her shut up every day. She's the reason I got in this mess in the first place so she doesn't really know very much at all!!! - 11/14/2008 8:07:50 PM
  • Thanks for this! I was about to have my third 'cheat day' this week, but I won't now. I'll have in next week as planned. It's not worth ruining my progress. - 11/14/2008 3:19:27 PM
  • Loved this article! It motivated me to get back on the bandwagon and stop making excuses! Thanks Jason!

    Star - 10/15/2008 2:38:56 AM
    Love this! My boyfriend gets up at 5:00 am for work. His alarm starts going off at 4:30. He never hears it! And I always wake up long enough to make sure he gets up, and then I go back to sleep. You have just given me the tools I need to fight myself out of bed tomorrow morning! I have been wanting to get up and exercise before work. Now I can "fight" myself and win. - 10/9/2008 3:23:10 PM
  • I've never been moved to tears by an article like this before--I'm too cycnical for that. But......musta hit a nerve. Thanks so much. - 8/24/2008 1:26:44 PM
  • This is the same thing I go through on gym nights... I am tired, I don't have the energy, maybe I won't push myself so hard tonight... but there I am three nights a week plugging away as hard as I can on the elliptical or treadmill or whatever machine I drag myself upon. And when I am done and I am driving home, I feel better. I am more energized (for a while) and I know that I did something good. I go to sleep that night knowing that I have done something that will help me in the long run to be there for my Son, for my Husband and for myself. - 8/21/2008 8:44:57 AM

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