Hey guys and gals! I am in a good mood once again! I have had a heck of a day today and I love my life! No big happenings, it was just a good day in general. I was dead on with food, exercise, work, you name it. So my exercise was my main source of happiness today. I had a great weight workout this morning. I got the most push ups at one time I have in quite some time, I did some crunches too and it didn't kill me like it did last week. I headed out to Wal Mart for my walking and I got eight hard laps in and felt so good afterwards that if I had time, I would have done another eight! At lunch, I was feeling pretty perky and had no tasks to complete at lunch, so I hopped over to the track and caught me another mile and half just to be getting more in. I didn't go hard, but I didn't stroll either. It was basically me going as hard as I comfortably could. And then after I got home, I talked Kathy into a walk with me. She could only go a half mile with me then had to leave, so I was on my own for the other half mile I had planned. Well, when I was on that lap, I was adding up how many miles I had walked today and it came to me that I had done 4 1/2 miles total. Well it didn't set well with me, so I decided that I was going to do another lap to make it a full 5 for the day!! I was home and thinking about it and check this out. Today, I made an excuse to do AN EXTRA LAP! 4 months ago, I was making excuses to NOT DO ANY LAPS! I made all sorts of excuses and came up with all sorts of rationalizations to not work out at all, to not change my eating habits, to not do anything that would benefit my health and well being for the long run. "I am too busy to add a diet into things I am doing", "my knee just keeps on hurting when I try to do laps around the block", "I can't start today, I always have started diets on Mondays". Yeah I had the reason to not get going on this journey before. I could talk myself out of doing what I knew needed to be done with any number of excuses. Three months later, I am making excuses still! But this time, these are the good excuses!! I should do one more lap because I don't want to have a half mile, I am not gonna eat my snack so I can stay below 1400 calories today, I am gonna do (insert weight training exercise) here so I can rest my (insert muscle group I probably worked too hard) but not lose my momentum in workouts. These are my new excuses. I think they will serve me much better than my old ones.
So, for Three Things Thursday, tell me what excuses and rationalizations that you used before your journey to keep you fat and out of shape instead of happy, active and on the road to weight loss and health? Leave them in the comments please!