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Arm Yourself Against Exercise Excuses

Winning the Fight Against Yourself


  • My main excuses are "I deserve a day off" or "I've done enough this week".
    - 3/1/2013 10:42:47 PM
  • It is a battle every single day -- sometimes it's 3 am for me, sometimes I get to sleep until 4:30 am. Either way, you can't think about it, just do it! It only takes 2 weeks for something to become a habit, so no more excuses -- face it head on, dead on! And GET - IT - DONE! - 3/1/2013 6:06:57 PM
  • ANIMATOR606432
    This is JUST what I needed to hear today. One of the main reasons I could never get my weight under control is because I could never commit to exercise. Knowing that even a personal trainer struggle with this, makes me feel even more confident that I can overcome it. Another good tip is to have a work out buddy, someone who will constantly pushing you to work. I have a friend who simply asks, "Did you work out today?" and telling her confidently "yes" is almost worth the work out alone. - 3/1/2013 5:19:46 PM
  • Great article! OLD and FADED and FALLING APART my Nike t-shirt with JUST DO IT! printed on it is my favorite workout shirt. :) - 3/1/2013 4:08:49 PM
  • Love "I will do what I need to do to do what I want to do"!! This is certainly an inspiration. I have a friend who walks 3 to 5 miles a day and I feel like i am doing good when i walk a mile. I just get comfy in my apartment doing my knitting and sewing and watching series on netflix - and then just do not want to get out and walk. But, today the sun is shining and it is already 59. My excuse right now: I have laundry going and cannot leave it. But, will get out as soon as that laundry is done!! - 3/1/2013 2:43:00 PM
  • Thank you for the inspiring article! I added it to my favorites and will read it often! I guess everyone needs a push once in a while.... - 3/1/2013 1:54:30 PM
  • I agree - I would love to save this article to read over and over again. How motivating! Just reading it made me want to get up and go - no excuses. Thanks for the inspiration! - 3/1/2013 1:41:26 PM
  • I wish there was a way to save this article to my favorites, because it's one I would read over and over again.

    Where I need to be careful is that there are times I legitimately need more rest, and (not* working out is the appropriate thing to do. I have CFS/Fibromyalgia and can easily become overtired. However, what I aim for is a planned day of rest, usually Fridays. When I know I have a scheduled "day off", I'm more likely to stay on track the other 6 days. - 3/1/2013 1:11:23 PM
  • Very simply said. Thanks - 3/1/2013 1:02:58 PM
  • Thank you! I love running, but not in the winter because it is very cold and damp where I live. I hope this will motivate me to get out of bed early tomorrow and get back into my running routine. - 3/1/2013 10:20:09 AM
  • Wonderful blog! I fight the fight so often and rarely do I overcome as victorious as this, but as you said, JUST DO IT!! If I keep trying (no, not trying -- if I keep DOING!), I will succeed! Thanks for the reminder. - 3/1/2013 10:08:28 AM
  • Nice blog. Thanks - 3/1/2013 7:40:17 AM
  • RUNGRL2013
    I wish you determination and luck; I need the same from you. What a great article--exactly what I needed today not just for my weight loss and exercise, but also for my business that I'm working on--I'll keep reading this. Thank You! - 3/1/2013 7:39:43 AM
  • story of my life! Thanks for making us "normal people" realize that even you "fit people" struggle with the same back talk before a workout. - 3/1/2013 2:29:21 AM
  • Awesome!! It felt as if you were looking into my head and watching the battle i fight everyday. The voice says EXACTLY the same thing to me.
    But if you are able to drown the voice with something more powerful, then thats the best thing to happen. Imagine you are a winner even before the day starts. Your day then continues on that high note...WOW.

    Thanks for the inspiring message... - 3/1/2013 1:38:37 AM

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