I signed up for a challenge today. It is a challenge to workout 1500 minutes in 31 days… No Excuses. This comes out to less than 1 hour a day, something that is doable for everyone. But time gets away from us, we have work, school, family, a social life and then we look back and realize… it has been months since I have been to the gym. (Yes, this happened to me).
No excuses is great for working out, but it is also great for each situation in life. When something happens, we have two options, make excuses or take action. According to Benjamin Franklin, “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”
We should live each area of our life with no excuses. We push forward and get the job done. We make time for each of the important areas of lives and each action we take is our own. Challenge, try to live each day with NO EXCUSES.
Today, I did not want to get out of my bed. It was warm and soft and my puppy was curled up beside me. The idea of getting up and going to the gym or going on a run was not appealing at all.
However, after a little bit, I did drag myself out of bed and go to the gym. I can tell you know that I feel so much better than if I had stayed in bed. It may not have been my best workout ever, it was better than nothing.
You may not feel like working out, you may think “I can’t do it.” But just get up and go. Sure it will be hard and some days will be better than others, but even if all you do is walk on the treadmill and watch TV, it is better than sitting on the couch.
Success is something that is earned. In everything in life, it takes hard work and persistence to achieve your goals. Push through, step by step. One day you will look back and be amazed at what you achieved. So work for it!