We all have them. We all know them.
The problem does not lie in what is blocking us from our healthy goals, the problem is within ourselves and why we are allowing ourselves to accept the excuses.
So many people ask me how I have lost 120 pounds, how I run so fast, how I am able to maintain a training schedule and still go about my regular daily activities. And really I am often at a loss for words. How do you explain that it is simple. It is nothing special.
I just do it. Every single day is a fight and I go in with my arms swinging and aim to stay in that ring and be the last one standing. I refuse to give up. I will not fall.
It may sound simple, but really that is all there is to it.
Could I sit down and list 20 other things I would rather be doing than exercising? Of course.
Have I made sacrifices for this new life style that would have been easier to not do at all? Absolutely.
Have I gotten frustrated and wanted to give up and be a couch potato again? At least once a week yes.
But at the end of the day, I still have to face myself in that mirror. I still have to own up to what I did all day. And I have promised myself that I will live with no regrets. I will make no excuses. And as a few of us like to say on twitter I will accept no more bull shit.
So no matter what you can bet that I will take all those excuses and throw them into the trash. I will keep working hard and I will stay focused on my goals, because when I hit a new goal the joy is endless.