5 Excuses to Overcome

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Slippery Slopes by Stephanie Nickel

1. When your poochie is developing an attitude, you may be tempted to shorten your walks in order to avoid other dogs.

2. When the not-so-good-for-you is readily available and you’re not feeling inspired to prepare a healthy meal, it’s easy to grab whatever is on hand.

3. When you love to eat out, don’t feel motivated to cook, and don’t have scads of money to do so, it’s tempting to grab items from the two-dollar menu. Yeah, it’s guaranteed none of those are on any healthy eating plan.

4. When you compare yourself to the majority of the population, it’s easy to think, “I’m not doing so bad.”

5. When you’re a woman of a certain age and carrying a few extra pounds is the norm, it’s easy to use that as an excuse.

By now you’ve probably come to the conclusion that this is more a post of true confessions.


So, what am I going to do about it? (And yes, you can hold me accountable.)

1. I will walk farther than I have been with the dog each time I take him out. After all, he really isn’t that bad; he’s just not used to being around other animals anymore.

2. I will commit to eating one amazing meal each day, which will inspire me to do so more often.

3. I will eat out less and when I do, the vast majority of the time, I will limit myself to either a drink or a snack, not both.

4. I will seek to be the best I can be and inspire others by setting a good example in the areas of healthy eating and exercise.

5. I am thankful for this stage in life and for the health and strength to make—and follow through—on the above determinations.


It’s never too late to start again. (tweet this)

Check out other articles by Stephanie

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5 Ways to Handle Temptations to Overeat

When Not to Exercise


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Steph Beth Nickel is an author, a freelance editor and writer, a labour doula, and a former personal trainer. She’d love to connect with you on Facebook or Twitter, on her website or blog.

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