No Excuses

Excuses BE Gone!! by Jen Engevik

One of the keys to our success is to learn to take responsibility for our thoughts and actions. We all too often tell stories from the past to make excuses for our actions in the present. Regular excuses include:

  • My parents  conditioned me to act this way.
  • It is because of him/her that I can't move forward.
  • He/she made me do it.
  • It's because I don't have money or things -- I can't do what I want because I just don't have the means.
  • I have made so many mistakes in my past that I can't move forward -- I'm stuck - It is what it is.
  • I overeat, drink, smoke, etc.  because I'm depressed -- there are so many stressors in my life. I have no control over my actions.

Gone should be the days that saw us hunker down as fearful children - afraid to stand tall and make our own bold decisions. We must know that the past is the past and we are the creators of our present and future. In order to move beyond our limitations, we must take chances and take leaps of faith -- knowing that things will work out beautifully.

- By Jen Engevik of Project BE Bold

No Excuses!

Michael Brummer, Personal Trainer, Shares How You Can Maintain Excellent Fitness --

An essential ingredient in maintaining one's fitness is having the mindset NO EXCUSES!  No matter what your age, occupation, financial status, daily schedule, etc., there is a way to incorporate exercise into your lifestyle.

BUSY PARENTS: If you're a busy parent, exercise before your children wake-up in the morning, while they're at school, or after they go to sleep at night.

TIGHT FINANCES: If finances are tight and you're unable to sign-up at a gym, you can walk or jog around your neighborhood, purchase a low-cost exercise DVD you can view at home, use the stairs instead of the elevator, or park farther away in a parking lot when you're shopping.

If you have a hectic schedule, you must make exercise a priority.  Schedule it into your day even if it means getting-up an hour earlier or watching less tv, exercise must be a priority!

Remember, if you have the mindset of NO EXCUSES, you will make exercise part of your regular schedule no matter what your circumstances, which will make exercise part of your lifestyle!

By Michael Brummer, Project Be Bold Fitness Contributor
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Michael Brummer - Certified Personal Trainer