The difference is, I realize these are excuses, and then I find reasons WHY I need to work out.
I love this quote. I am framing it in my office. It can go for so many things we make excuses for.
I have a piece of scrap paper with a list on it in my night stand. I made it one morning when I was struggling to get out of bed and go workout. I had 3 hours of sleep that night. I was bloated. I had already lost so much weight, and felt good about myself. I think I had every excuse in the book floating around in my head. I turned on my phone, and saw this quote, and found the first piece of paper I could see, an envelope from my internet company, and made a list.
My hand writing is sloppy. There's 2 water rings on it from setting my water bottle on it at night. It means something to me though, and I look at it often.
What are reasons why I CAN? I can because I am physically able. God gave me two legs. He gave me two arms. He gave me a healthy body. I can because it shows gratitude for the healthy body I've been given. I can because I want to. Not always initially, but it feels so good when I'm done. I can because I've been given the great opportunity to inspire others and show them it's possible. I can because my husband let me invest in these workouts, even though at the time we were very short on money. I can because it's an investment of time in myself,. I can because my kids are asleep, or I can distract them or they can play, or do the workouts with me. I can because we are blessed with a nice warm home, electricity to turn my TV or lap top on, and press play. I can because I know this program works. I can because it makes me a better person, I am happier and more patient. I can because I can do hard things, and it makes me stronger.
What about YOU? I'd love to hear your list.