Motivation Monday: No More Excuses!


How is everyone’s week starting out? Mine is starting with purpose and determination. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s waaaaaay to easy for me to make excuses and not get things done. As I’m running a bit more every week, gearing up for my 5k race and trying to put together a relay team for the Manitoba Marathon next month, I have come to realize that I have never seen any of my training plans through.

Sad but True

Like many of you out there, I have the best of intentions, but life tends to get in the way and slowly, things fade away and even though I’m working out consistently and seeing results, I’m not necessarily seeing the results I could be, if I were training more efficiently.

I am determined to change this.

So far, I have been following a training plan to get back into running with minimal adaptation and minimal disturbance. I’ve felt much less discouraged and overwhelmed because the plan is easing me back into running slowly. Starting in July, I have a half marathon training plan that I will be following that I am hoping gets me a PR in that race.

The bottom line is this: I can’t let excuses prevent my goals from being met. I have it in me to meet each and every one of them if I focus, get off my butt and go. Granted, life can sometimes get in the way (injuries, mom-duties etc) but that doesn’t mean plans need to be tossed aside, it just means they get re-worked (most recently for me, repeating a training week I wasn’t able to fully complete due to sick kids and stormy weather)

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Stephanie is a Canadian Mom of 3, Runner, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness. When she's not chasing after her kids, you can find her dreaming big dreams and bringing them to life.

14 Responses to Motivation Monday: No More Excuses!

  1. I just talked about in my Mamavation Monday post how I needed to step back and start taking one step-at-a-time approach to my workout/eating habits.
    It’s soo hard when life seems soo overwhelming to stop taking time for yourself but that’s when you need it the most!
    Congrats on keeping up with your training regiment, can’t wait to hear how the race goes!

  2. I am much the same way – I’ve started the C25k program a few times *ahem* and not finished it once. I need to put my nose to the grindstone and make it happen! You can do it!!

  3. I think your post describes everyone at one point or another. I know that I’m guilty of this currently. Good for you for making a plan though! It’s good to hear that other’s can make it work, it gives me hope that one day, I’ll make it work for myself too.

  4. Will power is so difficult. I cannot get myself to do things some days, and other days, I have all the energy and determination in the world. Kudos to you for sticking to it! And good luck with your 5k!

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