My husband always says, “you can make an excuse to not go workout – Or you can make an excuse to do it; it’s your choice.”

I love this because either way, it’s just words. One set creates a barrier and the other tears it down – clears the path – motivates. It’s a mindset.

I’ve been participating in the #SweatPink #NoExcuses challenge for the last couple of weeks. It’s fun to check out the creative videos and pictures of how others are taking on the #NoExcuses challenge. But it’s also amazing how it has people doing something physical every day. I truly feel like my day is not complete until I get to post my daily challenge to all my social media pages.

I am usually active on a daily basis, almost always fitting in some form of a workout, but there are days when excuses aside, I just don’t get it done. But with this challenge, that’s not the case. I know that it’s one thing (one set of push-ups or lunges or a plank, etc) it will take less than 5 minutes. So I do it. I get it done. And then I get to create a photo collage of me doing it or a video to win awesome prizes. (Augusta Active, ShowerPill, ActivMotion Bar, Actio926, Flipbelt, Zola Coconut Water, FRS, and WIN Detergent)2015/01/img_3231.jpg

I even get my kids and husband involved and setting a healthy example for them is why I make working out and eating right a priority. They are my excuse!

It’s been a great experience and taught me that even with the most popular of excuses, “I don’t have time”, I learned that I have 5 minutes (which sometimes turns into 20). ┬áIt is just as easy to make an excuse to get that run in or an excuse to choose the healthier snack rather than an excuse to get me out of it, I always feel better.

How are you living your life of #NoExcuses?

Until Next Time,

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