Eliminating Excuses and Motivating Myself | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


It’s time to change my mindset. Lately, I’ve had excuses coming out my ears for missing a workout and/or a run. I have a half marathon coming up in May and have done barely any training for it. I’ve always seemed to find a reason not to:

  • May is still plenty far away, I’ve got time
  • Missing one workout isn’t going to hurt anything
  • I just moved, so I’m sure I got my exercise in that way
  • I don’t have time
  • I have too much homework
  • And on, and on, and on

It’s been bad. We all know the saying: Excuses are like……..

But no more! I’m done making excuses and ready to get my butt back out on the running trails and in shape for the race. I’m committed to eating better and getting enough sleep. This last week I was able to enjoy Spring Break void of classes and filled with friends, eating out, and concerts. I also just moved to my very own apartment, which has already done wonders for my mental health. Now, it’s time to add in the component of physical health.

It’s so easy to get into a rut and find reasons and excuses not to do what you know is the best thing for you. I put up motivating notes to myself around my house as a reminder to make smart decisions, and that I’m doing it for me.

Between classes (which start again on Monday) and work, it is easy to come up with a reason to miss a sweat session, but scheduling my workouts into my day will hopefully be a good motivator.

We all have busy lives, but it’s important to remember to include self-care. This can be in the form of working out, eating well, meditating – doing something just for you. Schedule it. Find time for it. And actually do it.

How do you get back into a healthy routine after falling off the wagon?

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