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Arm Yourself Against Exercise Excuses

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  • 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
    That was amazing! - 2/3/2013 10:03:57 PM
  • Well said! JUST DO IT! - 2/3/2013 12:33:15 AM
  • Brilliant! You put the battle we all face so well - whether it's about that candy talking to you from the candy dish, the pillow when you have to get up or those voices in your head telling you that you'll never lose the weight...

    Yes, every day is a battle - but we're all in this together.

    Keep up the great work! - 2/1/2013 11:10:20 AM

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