Tuesday, October 8, 2013

No excuses

A couple of weeks ago D and I were discussing my exercise schedule or lack thereof. Before we went to England in 2009 I was exercising regularly, but once we returned home I was out of the habit and stayed out of the habit.

I've been trying different things and times but nothing seemed to hit home because I could always make excuses.

So two weeks ago D gave me the idea to make no excuses for a month and see what would happen. My first thought was I'll start on my birthday. Which was really just another excuse/delay tactic.

But this time I did not fall for my normal trap. I started the very next day and have been going faithfully  since. I don't quibble over when to do it I just make sure that it is done. If I still need to do it at 8 pm, I haul my tired, cranky butt down and get on the elliptical machine. No excuses!

Today is my two week anniversary of not wimping out. There were plenty of times I could have said today is not a good day I'll do it tomorrow instead. But I have not.

I did not realize it when I started but I gave myself three conditions 20 minutes time, a mile or more in that time and every stinking day.

It is amazing what you can do when you don't talk yourself out of it.


  1. I've been making myself walk this week. Let's stay strong!

  2. Every. Single. Day. That's what I have to say to myself. If it helps, you can think about how I get up at 5:30am every morning to make sure I do my routine. We're all in this together!

    1. I want to start getting up earlier but am focusing on just getting it done right now. Mornings will follow.
      Thanks for your support.