Being totally honest, I’ve been slacking when it comes to running lately.
I’ve used the terrible Michigan winter and “hating the treadmill” as an excuse to NOT run. I went from running 100+ miles a month in November and December to 11 miles in January. YIKES.
One of my goals for 2019 is to run another marathon and to break 4 hours (I finished my first in 4 hours and 11 minutes).
Guess what though?! That WON’T HAPPEN if I don’t start incorporating a mix of running AND strength training. More importantly, if I don’t start preparing now, I’ll end up getting injured like I did last year.
This past weekend, I hopped on the treadmill and instead of focusing on how much I hate running in the same place, I shifted my mindset and focused on how grateful I am that I’m healthy enough to run. And guess what? I survived and I WAS NOT MISERABLE.
Would I rather run outside? You bet, but I don’t take those risks when the sidewalks are snowy or icy.
I don’t care if you’re trying to lose weight, or run a marathon, or start dating, or make a career change... IF YOUR EXCUSES HOLD YOU BACK, YOU WILL NEVER REACH YOUR GOALS.
“I’m too busy…”
“I don’t have time…”
“It’s too much work…”
“I’ll never be able to succeed.”
ALL OF THESE ARE EXCUSES.
Yes, there are times that we have VALID reasons for not taking action towards our goals. For example, if I am injured I WILL NOT RUN. Or, if you’re trying to lose weight but the ONLY option for lunch at an all-day work seminar is pizza, you NEED TO EAT THE PIZZA..
Chances are though, OUR EXCUSES are the biggest reasons that we aren’t achieving our goals.
Can you think of any excuses that have been stopping YOU from achieving your goals?!
Drop them in the comments below!