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The season of “The Biggest Loser” I am watching for some motivation is the “No Excuse” season. Probably my favorite one I’ve seen so far.

As I am laying in bed tonight I think of all the excuses I have come up with just today for not being healthy. I could list off about 20 right off the top of my head. “I’m too sore” “I can’t do it” “It’s just easier not to””But my husband isn’t eating healthy”. And the list goes on. But the difference between me now and me 2 months ago is I’m refusing to give in to my excuses.

As I posted before, I am training for to run a 5K along with that I just started doing Insanity. Days like today I feel crazy for trying to do both. I woke up this morning and it hurt to walk down the stairs. My whole body was sore. I came so incredibly close to just throwing in the towel for today and chilling out on my couch eating potato chips and being unhealthy. Then I looked at how far I have come in just a few weeks. I knew that I had to keep pushing. If everyone stopped when things got uncomfortable, nothing would ever get done!

And now more sore and tired than yesterday, I want more!! I’m loving the feeling of being sore, tired, and sweaty! It is a sign of a good workout!! I believe I can do this and I’m proving to myself everyday that I am stronger than I think I am!

I have a couple tips today…

2) Believe in yourself
3) Try and find a workout buddy. Finding someone that has similar goals is a simple way that I keep myself motivated and going at it everyday as hard as I can!
4) Pictures don’t lie! I try and take a couple “before” pictures every couple of weeks. So when I feel like quitting I can see how far I’ve gotten!

What are some thing you do to stay excuse free and motivated?

Happy Blogging,

The Healthy Housewife 🙂

I am very excited to announce that I will be training to run a 5K tomorrow! I have never ran before but I do enjoy walking and being outdoors. Walking gives me a good exercise where I feel accomplished but not so tired where I can’t do my yoga or other exercises the same day. I found a really great training program for beginner runners. And when I say beginners I mean for people that have never exercised or ran ever. It is a 9 week program and it is set up in a way that won’t leave me feeling discouraged! If you would like more info you can go here. Weather too cold to run? No problem. You can find the treadmill version here.

I’ll be sure to keep you posted on my progress!!!

Happy Blogging,

The Healthy Housewife 🙂